+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    304
    Thanks
    115
    Thanked
    237
    Reviews
    0

    Default Renting question

    So we are currently renting a house that had been on the market to sell prior to us renting it, but has since been removed from sale. Apparently there is someone interested in buying it and they are coming to look at it this arvo (organised last week).
    Anyway, I feel really uncomfortable with the thought of them looking through my cupboards and wardrobes. I keep most of my personal type things in the wardrobe (lingerie, toys - IYKWIM, Xmas presents, etc) and wouldn't want people to see them.
    I know that a PM can't look in them during a routine inspection, but do I have to give access because these people are looking at buying the place?
    Sent from my U8860 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    8,806
    Thanks
    7,267
    Thanked
    9,720
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by trustno1 View Post
    So we are currently renting a house that had been on the market to sell prior to us renting it, but has since been removed from sale. Apparently there is someone interested in buying it and they are coming to look at it this arvo (organised last week).
    Anyway, I feel really uncomfortable with the thought of them looking through my cupboards and wardrobes. I keep most of my personal type things in the wardrobe (lingerie, toys - IYKWIM, Xmas presents, etc) and wouldn't want people to see them.
    I know that a PM can't look in them during a routine inspection, but do I have to give access because these people are looking at buying the place?
    Sent from my U8860 using The Bub Hub mobile app
    I wouldn't imagine so. I'm assuming you mean built ins? I think it comes under your right to privacy. I would make sure I was present at the inspection and also have a word to the agent.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1,427
    Thanks
    497
    Thanked
    1,588
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I have looked at properties for sale that are currently tenanted and have always opened the kitchen and bedroom cupboards (built ins obviously not free standing furniture), the agent has never said anything and to be honest I never thought anything of it as I would do the same if the owner was selling the house. (it is not to be nosy but you obviously want to see the condition of inside cupboards, if the doors open properly etc)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    304
    Thanks
    115
    Thanked
    237
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by NoteToSelf View Post
    I have looked at properties for sale that are currently tenanted and have always opened the kitchen and bedroom cupboards (built ins obviously not free standing furniture), the agent has never said anything and to be honest I never thought anything of it as I would do the same if the owner was selling the house. (it is not to be nosy but you obviously want to see the condition of inside cupboards, if the doors open properly etc)
    See I could understand this, but given that it is a first look, and only one weeks notice, I haven't had a chance to get the place ready for that sort of inspection.
    Not to mention if it was the owners property they would have it set up ready to view to sell, not like myself, who had thought I wouldn't have to worry about this sort of stuff when it was taken off the market.

    Sent from my U8860 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    2,005
    Thanks
    291
    Thanked
    729
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Can you just grab out your lingerie and toys and stick them in a box?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1,427
    Thanks
    497
    Thanked
    1,588
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I hear what you are saying...I am just talking as a purchaser...if I made an appt for a week in advance to inspect a property, I would assume it is fine to look properly through the house, it is not uncommon to inspect a house once before offering a contract on it, so first look makes no difference to how thoroughly you go over the property.

    When selling a house anything really personal I would not want someone to see that is in a fixed cupboard I would put in a bedside table.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    3,220
    Thanks
    1,254
    Thanked
    1,085
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I really don't think they will be looking at your stuff, I'm sure it will just be a quick open and close of the cupboard doors and they will just be looking at the space and shelving. I've had to look through rentals that are occupied and I felt like was intruding so I only looked quickly.
    If they are taking photo's though I'd be a bit more concerned.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    4,222
    Thanks
    894
    Thanked
    3,219
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    They're not looking at your stuff, they're looking at the layout and condition of the house.
    Take all your naughty things and stick them under the bed.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2,290
    Thanks
    2,377
    Thanked
    903
    Reviews
    72
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    At an open house I don't look in cupboards etc but if walking through alone at a second inspection or a booked appt as in this situation then I would, to get a look at the storage and obviously condition.
    I would also be looking in vanity units, kitchen cupboards, the pantry and under sinks.
    Honestly never paid attention to what was inside.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    6,694
    Thanks
    1,185
    Thanked
    3,209
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I have purchased 5 houses in my life and all done on first inspection and all done opening cupboards. With a weeks notice move anything you don't want seen in eyesight and don't worry about the rest.


    Mummy of Max 2 from donor eggs from my lovely sister.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Renting Question (Maintenance Issue)
    By happy wanderer in forum General Chat
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 21-04-2013, 12:40
  2. A Q about renting- opinions please
    By MummysYellowCar in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25-02-2013, 13:20
  3. Advise Please - Renting
    By StaceAndHayley in forum Family Finances
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 17-01-2013, 20:25

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Xmas with a NEW Fridge-to-go Lunch Bag! Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Fridge-to-go 8 hour cooler bags are ideal under the Christmas tree! Now in modern lunch bag designs - fill them with toys and chocolate to make parents and kids happy! Stay super cool and eat healthy and fresh food all summer long!
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Impressionable Kids
Impressionable Kids are Australia's leader in framed children's memorabilia and specialise in framed baby hand and feet sculptures. With franchise locations throughout Australia you can be assured you will receive a quality handmade product with a lifetime warranty on all frames.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!