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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    Not in my experience! My rent has always increased at every opportunity and they expect the property to be spotless (in show room condition) at every rent inspection.
    Same. Then they get upset when we move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autumncurl View Post
    As a landlord, i allow my tenants pets if they ask. That's why A bond is paid and why you have landlord insurance. But if I found out that I was lied to or my tenant wasn't being honest I would be more picky about inspections, payments And I would increase the rent every 6 months which you are allowed to do. In our places when we have good tenant we try to look after them, by putting in dishwashers or redoing the carpet etc I am sure most people are the same.
    Yep, we allow pets too in our rentals.
    My SIL is renting one of ours at the moment and just adopted 4 puppies as they were about to be put down if no one took them. We said yes.
    I trust the property manager, and if anything needs to be fixed they are liable to fix it. thats what rent inspections are for!
    Im sure kids (I know, I have one and one on the way) make way more 'mess' than pets do (as do some adults!!!!)
    I feel sorry for renters who have pets.. most landlords don't make it easy for you! My Brother is looking for a place at the moment - its not cheap in Perth and even harder when you have a pet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan2bamummy View Post
    That's funny because I also did it and there still was a few there.
    Huh? Where? In my suburb?

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    The flaw in saying that there are cheap properties (for example in 4152, as I can comment on this area) is the houses ofter require work, like restumping, rewiring, extensive asbestos throughout (we have it), reroofing. I can also tell you that at least 2 of the properties that showed up on domain for 4152 are in streets that have flooded at least twice in 4 years. Others are on very busy roads which is not nice for sleeping babies, not to mention the very heavy dust (containing god knows what) that settles on every surface of our home. So a domain search doesn't give the full story, there is a whole range of other issues to consider.

    ETA - removing an asbestos roof and replacing with zincalume cost us $10000. Other quotes were as high as $17000.

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    i found plenty of houses in a VERY family friendly area.. So cheap



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    http://m.realestate.com.au/listsearc...aces=&lotSize=

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan2bamummy View Post
    That's funny because I also did it and there still was a few there.
    You know where CMF lives?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by missymoo9 View Post
    i found plenty of houses in a VERY family friendly area.. So cheap



    :/
    I'm sorry, I am genuinely confused. Are you joking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by missymoo9 View Post
    i found plenty of houses in a VERY family friendly area.. So cheap



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    http://m.realestate.com.au/listsearc...aces=&lotSize=
    I was genuinely curious, so I googled. The general consensus (from a quick google I admit) is that the crime rate there is very high and it is highly recommended to NOT live there as it is a very bad area.

    There is often a very good reason house prices are way way lower than the average.

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    Default pets and renting

    Actually in some of our places I wouldnt allow more than 2 children due to space.

    It is hard to buy, but you can't expect your dream house the first time you buy or be in the best area. It's about getting into the housing market.

    Not all rent covers my mortgages and I don't live in a house I own because we move for hubby's work. Everyone has different requirements and it's about making your money work in your situation.
    Renting a house to someone is a business transaction it is not and should not be an emotional thing and it's why you are covered by agents and insurances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autumncurl View Post
    As a landlord, i allow my tenants pets if they ask. That's why A bond is paid and why you have landlord insurance. But if I found out that I was lied to or my tenant wasn't being honest I would be more picky about inspections, payments And I would increase the rent every 6 months which you are allowed to do. In our places when we have good tenant we try to look after them, by putting in dishwashers or redoing the carpet etc I am sure most people are the same.
    We were exactly the same as landlords, ask you might be pleasantly surprised. We also never increased our rent on good tenants.
    Last edited by Euphrosyne; 09-01-2013 at 13:56.


 

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