+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    660
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    182
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Renting house out- first timers

    Ok so I just have a question. We are renting our house out, it's our first time doing this and I just have a question.

    We are going through a realestate so hopefully it'll be painless, but they've just asked if we are willing for the lady to pay directly from her centrelink payment which then costs us $0.99 a week.

    I'm just wondering if anyone knows why the landlords are charged that amount just doesn't seem fair to me, there is no benefit to us for her to pay this way so I see it as the tenant should be paying that not me.

    Thanks for any replies

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    384
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked
    87
    Reviews
    0
    The advantage to you, though, is that it's Centrelink that's paying your rent, not your tenant.

    So you'll always get paid.

    We've done this before and it's well worth the 99c.....

  3. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to gizmo For This Useful Post:

    BH-KatiesMum  (18-02-2015),TheGooch  (17-02-2015)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10,318
    Thanks
    3,127
    Thanked
    6,325
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Legally a tenant is not liable to pay any bank fees in regards to paying their rent - so obviously Id say the bank or centrelink charge .99 per transaction which would have to be covered by you

  5. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Gippsland
    Posts
    14,673
    Thanks
    1,209
    Thanked
    3,848
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Based on working in real estate and seeing how many tenants pay rent late, I'd say the .99c per week is well worth it!

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Hollywood For This Useful Post:

    BbBbBh  (17-02-2015),Gentoo  (17-02-2015)

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    1,298
    Thanks
    223
    Thanked
    309
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    It's a small price to pay to pretty much guarantee that rent will be paid and on time.

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    8,245
    Thanks
    1,772
    Thanked
    2,017
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ended 19/6/2014
    I wouldn't say it's a guarantee rent will be paid. The tenant can cancel the payment at anytime. Years ago I had a friend that would do this on weeks when she wanted more money.

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,869
    Thanks
    879
    Thanked
    1,201
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Best tenant I ever had was a single mum of 4 who worked part time and got part Centrelink assistance. She stayed 11 years, never missed a payment, made the garden 'hers'. Awesome mum and an awesome tenant. At a rate of $51.50 dollars a year, hopefully your tenant turns out as fab as mine!

  10. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to BbBbBh For This Useful Post:

    Gracie's Mum  (17-02-2015),oozzle  (17-02-2015),TheGooch  (17-02-2015)

  11. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,337
    Thanks
    1,301
    Thanked
    589
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by BbBbBh View Post
    Best tenant I ever had was a single mum of 4 who worked part time and got part Centrelink assistance. She stayed 11 years, never missed a payment, made the garden 'hers'. Awesome mum and an awesome tenant. At a rate of $51.50 dollars a year, hopefully your tenant turns out as fab as mine!

    Geez I wish I could find a landlord like you, I have applied for so many places but don't stand a chance against the couples.. Also a single mum of 4, I just want somewhere to live..

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    660
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    182
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Ok I might just go for it. On paper she's a perfect tenant has never missed rent and is always in advance.

    She is a grandmother with custody of her 2 grandkids

  13. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,869
    Thanks
    879
    Thanked
    1,201
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Rodeobull View Post
    Ok I might just go for it. On paper she's a perfect tenant has never missed rent and is always in advance.

    She is a grandmother with custody of her 2 grandkids
    Yep, I would take from that she has empathy, a kid heart and she's in it for the long haul. Good tenant.


 

Similar Threads

  1. 4th timers - what was different?
    By shinebrite in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-01-2015, 17:43
  2. Renting out your house
    By Rodeobull in forum House & Gardens
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 16-08-2014, 10:53

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
Riverton Leisureplex
An Extreme Family Pass at Riverton Leisureplex is the ultimate way to cool off during the summer school holidays. The $30 Pass allows pool and waterslide access for 2 adults and 2 children, as well as a drink, popcorn and an icy pole for each person.
sales & new stuffsee all
CarmelsBeautySecrets
Growing your own natural nails is easy. Years ago, I devised a simple and very effective technique which really helps boosts the nails' growth in as little as three days! And most importantly keeps them that way.
featured supporter
Mini Maestros
Nurturing Confident Learners. Mini Maestros offers music classes for children 6 months to 5 years of age. It is the longest running and most successful Australian business of its kind.
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!