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    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.

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    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.....

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    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

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    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!

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    It's a small price to pay to pretty much guarantee that rent will be paid and on time.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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..

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    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

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    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.


 

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