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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    We have tenants at the moment who has exemplary references but have been an utter nightmare. I suspect they got good references to get them out of the previous property.

    And as I mentioned above, PMs aren't always doing everything they tell LLs they are doing.
    Yes this absolutely happens. We have tenants, that asked for a 3 year lease for security and to make the house their home etc. Which we happily did after getting references from their current PM. I won't even get into the nightmares we have had. The real kicker is their previous PM who gave the reference was PM for one of our other properties. Yep. Lurvely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterMoosMum View Post
    I just thought that was the norm?
    I've been renting for 19 years. Never had one picture taken while I was still living in the property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pina Colada View Post
    Yes that is fair enough. But see that is my whole point which I seem to not be articulating. The same applies in a PM/landlord relationship. You don't know that a PM is crap and running your property into the ground until they do. And I would rather work that out earlier from photos, rather than later when the tenant cracks it and leaves because nobody is maintaining the property, or somebody falls through a deck. To ME, as a landlord, it keeps the Property Manager, NOT the tenant accountable.

    I would rather receive a photo and say "Why is there a wall of weeds where there was once a fence?", rather then receive a message 2 years later saying the fence fell down and then find out it was pulled down by a mass of weeds. Which by then I am an @sshole landlord who doesn't fix anything. Or "I see by the photos the side pavers are mouldy" rather than a tenant slipping over and injuring themselves before I hear about it IYKWIM.
    It would be different if the PM took a photo of something damaged or deteriorating, ensuring privacy was maintained whilst doing so.
    A photo of a fence or a deck probably wouldn't contain personal items, whereas taking photos of the interior of the house (kids bedrooms, loungeroom with family photos on display, etc) is so so different. There is no need for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I do see what you are saying. The problem I think is, that in effect the tenant is paying with their privacy to ensure the person you are paying to oversee your property is doing the right thing.

    I know there are good LL's out there. I just draw the lines of photos.
    Yes I do see what you are saying as well. Although, having a good PM that does their job and maintains the property is of benefit to BOTH the landlord and the tenant. You could argue that the tenant could report issues and the inspection report should cover this, but at times this does not happen. We have had tenants leave and blast us for not maintaining things that I have NEVER heard about

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I've been renting for 19 years. Never had one picture taken while I was still living in the property.
    I've actually met the owners they came along to our last inspection as they were up from Victoria and wanted to meet us in person ( they sent us a Xmas card at Christmas was quite lovely) any who the Pm didnt take pictures that inspection and the owners did a quick scoot through, smiles the whole time. But every other inspection she Has taken like I said roughly 40 pictures of the house each time.

    She's also caught my kidlets in a few pics when doing the lounge room or yard. I never really though much of it. I mean don't get me wrong I be met the owners and I'm in no way worried about stuff being taken but guess its good to know that they don't actually have to take pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterMoosMum View Post
    Wait am I missing something every rental we've ever had (roughly 7) every inspection we've had has had pictures of every room from different angles taken aswell as outside, yard etc etc.

    Even our current one. Every 3 months on our inspection she pulls into the driveway picture, front door area picture, walkway to dining picture, kitchen 3 different pictures o the room plus a floor and sink picture etc. and same goes for dining 2 pictures and the bedrooms she take one from the door an walks through to take another from a different corner of the room. She has even asked me to open the built in wardrobes and she's taken pics of the inside of the wardrobes.

    I just thought that was the norm?
    Making you open the wardrobe and take photos? :what::what::what: major privacy breach right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    Yes these days if you don't pay your rent or damage a property you get put on TICA and won't get a good reference.

    I would love to see a database for LL's, which shows if they don't make repairs, they breach their end of the agreement etc. So when as a tenant you look at a property you can do a search for the LL. Unfortunately we only find out LL's are no good half way through a lease.
    Haha, that would be good, wouldn't it!?

    I've lived in this property for a year and we haven't had working smoke alarms the whole time. I don't have have keys to the back door, the property has huge issues with mould. The owner won't do a thing about it. The PM admits the owner won't spend a cent but they manage a few of his properties so why would they want to start demanding repairs and possibly upset him?
    They both should be on a blacklist. If someone dies as a result of fire in this property, they both have blood on their hands!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trustno1 View Post
    Making you open the wardrobe and take photos? :what::what::what: major privacy breach right there.

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    Yep, that's a huge no no! They are not allowed to look in your cupboards under any circumstances!

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I've been renting for 19 years. Never had one picture taken while I was still living in the property.
    Same... been renting for 11 years and the first I heard about PM's taking photos was in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    Haha, that would be good, wouldn't it!?

    I've lived in this property for a year and we haven't had working smoke alarms the whole time. I don't have have keys to the back door, the property has huge issues with mould. The owner won't do a thing about it. The PM admits the owner won't spend a cent but they manage a few of his properties so why would they want to start demanding repairs and possibly upset him?
    They both should be on a blacklist. If someone dies as a result of fire in this property, they both have blood on their hands!

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    Our LL is the same. The roof was leaking.... DH ended up fixing it. Refused to fix the tv arial which was an existing fixture so we could get TV so had to shell out $350 to buy one and get it installed ourselves. Then there is the fence that he has been saying since we moved in 5 years ago he's going to fix and DH has to keep patching up. Oh and the air con that the LL took almost 3 weeks to replace in the middle of summer in literally 46 degree heat. And we spent $100 on smoke alarms bc he wouldn't install them.

    The RE has admitted he's a nightmare to deal with, but like yours, they have about 6 properties through him and don't want to P him off I think. So here we are, excellent tenants that have never been even a day late in rent in half a decade stuck with this LL that won't fix anything. And what's the point in moving... to get another LL that won't fix anything?

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