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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    No, I don't think it even begins to compare.
    Generally you don't find out what the PM or LL is like until you are part way through your lease... most of the time you won't even interact with the LL so how would you know if they were a seasoned criminal or paedophile or some other sort of dodgy character?



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    But a landlord is supposed to know as soon as a lease commences whether a tenant is dodgy or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    If the house was on the market, you could understand the tenant not really caring. They are probably about to be turfed out, after having to give up their privacy for inspection after inspection.

    I don't agree with letting mould fester throughout the bathroom but things like clutter, not making beds and the likes... so be it!

    Can I just ask how the photos are helping you? If you've seen this damage occuring, why has the tenant not been breached/told to rectify the issue?

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    To put it in perspective the house has been on the market over 3 years without one inspection. He is local to the area so would be well aware that things don't sell quickly. He shouldn't be afraid of getting turfed out.

    As I said I don't really care about the clutter. The bathroom is reasonably new and it's not just dirty grout it's generally dirty all over. He has been spoken to repeatedly but never breached because my PM has never suggested it - they are very slack but that is a whole new story. We finally seem to have a good PM so maybe we will get somewhere - she seems to think that they have been easy on him in the past because its a hard area to fill vacancies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    But a landlord is supposed to know as soon as a lease commences whether a tenant is dodgy or not?
    Well reference checks are done, TICA is checked... that would give some indication.
    A property inspection is usually carried out fairly early on, so by that stage they should have a fair idea of what the tenant is like.

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    Huge breach of privacy IMO.

    If photos are going to be taken, it needs to be made clear on the paperwork before the lease is signed.

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    HAve had photos taken in the last 2 rentals DH and i have been in at every inspection. The only areas that photos are taken though are bathrooms kitchen for sink and oven and garden. Real estate doesnt care about loungeroom.or bedrooms they are always clean but unless we'd put a hole in a wall they aren't worried its a brandnew townhouse so any damage that appears would be obviously our doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    No, I don't think it even begins to compare.
    Generally you don't find out what the PM or LL is like until you are part way through your lease... most of the time you won't even interact with the LL so how would you know if they were a seasoned criminal or paedophile or some other sort of dodgy character?



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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    Well reference checks are done, TICA is checked... that would give some indication.
    A property inspection is usually carried out fairly early on, so by that stage they should have a fair idea of what the tenant is like.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    Well reference checks are done, TICA is checked... that would give some indication.
    A property inspection is usually carried out fairly early on, so by that stage they should have a fair idea of what the tenant is like.

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    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.

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    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?

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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.
    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 line at photos.

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