Those who rent or lease their house out. What has been you worst or best experience when it comes to the renting game?
We just had our regular 3 monthly rental inspection.. Fun times
I find these inspections extremely stressful, but I'm glad they get done as it gives me a chance to bring up any issues face to face etc, find out their plans for the house etc.
However! Today the owners came along (stress levels higher!) they are foreign and speak a different language (not sure what nationality) but our real estate agent also speaks their language, so they are looking through the house all speaking about the house we live in.. In a different language
The 1 thing they did speak about in English was a chipped tile in the kitchen.. It was chipped when we moved in.. I know that for sure because I have always stumped my toe on it and did on the day we moved in yet they all swore black and blue it is a "New thing"
They are going to look back on their notes..
Another I heard them talking about was how there are missing blinds! Once again something that was wrong when we moved in.
Mind you at our last inspection we received an eviction notice if we didn't trim back a dead plant within 30 days.. We ripped it out and spent $350 on new plants for the front garden..
So I'm extremely worried about what this inspection will bring up!!
We really should have taken photos when we moved in! But you learn don't you and ill do it next time
We are 2 months ahead in rent, just for safety and rent in always paid on time.
We have fixed all problems with the house ourselves, fitted new shower heads and I backed into the garage door months back so we bought an entire new door this time making sure it was an automatic door! (We have gotten the owners approval for all changes)
Yet our rent goes up every lease, they will only give us 6 month leases and there is always something they want to be fixed..we also pay full water consumption and we are never late with that either, we have been in this house for 3 years now.
We also had no working smoke alarms for 6 months and the landlords wanted us to pay for it! after many calls to the RTA they finally fitted new smoke alarms..
The house was a total mess when we moved in so you can imagine some of my frustration.
I have heard so many stories of landlords having their houses trashed and this really upsets me too
So until we have our deposit saved we are renters!
So please, share with me your experiences (good and bad welcome) about renting or renting out
I have so much stress on my mind whilst we wait for our letter to come with any "Problems" that need fixing!