+ Reply to Thread
Page 7 of 8 FirstFirst ... 5678 LastLast
Results 61 to 70 of 76
  1. #61
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    23,246
    Thanks
    6,367
    Thanked
    17,670
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Bubhub Blogger - Thanks100 Posts in a week
    I don't see anything wrong with that list, and I wholly agree that damage by the tenant should be paid for. But I'm surprised that people don't believe RE's and owners don't exaggerate in order to have tenants offset the cost of repairs they don't make. I've seen it heaps with people we know, and ourselves and it's common with long term leases. Tenant stays 5 years, in that time the LL fobs off requests for non urgent repairs in order to maximise income from the property. The problems gradually get worse over time. Tenant moves out, RE/owner tries to hit tenant with partial/full costs to fix under the premise of 'damage' as they know they will need to put in substantial $$$ to bring property up to standard for the next tenant.

    Also, lots of RE's put in for the bond themselves and don't even need to go through the tribunal. We had that happen in our 2nd rental. We were inexperienced as our first rental they transferred the bond so we had never gone through the full process of bond refund. They did the above ^^ of trying to make us pay for years of no maintenance dressed up as 'damage'. When I tried to claim the bond, the bond board told me the RE had already claimed it

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

    AdornedWithCats  (27-12-2016),yadot  (27-12-2016)

  3. #62
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10,974
    Thanks
    3,478
    Thanked
    6,933
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I don't see anything wrong with that list, and I wholly agree that damage by the tenant should be paid for. But I'm surprised that people don't believe RE's and owners don't exaggerate in order to have tenants offset the cost of repairs they don't make. I've seen it heaps with people we know, and ourselves and it's common with long term leases. Tenant stays 5 years, in that time the LL fobs off requests for non urgent repairs in order to maximise income from the property. The problems gradually get worse over time. Tenant moves out, RE/owner tries to hit tenant with partial/full costs to fix under the premise of 'damage' as they know they will need to put in substantial $$$ to bring property up to standard for the next tenant.

    Also, lots of RE's put in for the bond themselves and don't even need to go through the tribunal. We had that happen in our 2nd rental. We were inexperienced as our first rental they transferred the bond so we had never gone through the full process of bond refund. They did the above ^^ of trying to make us pay for years of no maintenance dressed up as 'damage'. When I tried to claim the bond, the bond board told me the RE had already claimed it
    We can't legally claim a bond without the tenants permission? The bond board give you 14 days notice to appeal any claim, if you don't only then can we claim a bond - or if tribunal gives us an order to claim it, we charge $220 per hour to attend a tribunal hearing plus admin fees so it's usually a 3-4 hour process , trust me no landlord wants to pay that to claim a bond unfairly, of course there are always a$$hole landlords, same with tenants but no it's not common as it costs money and time to go through this process ( if you've reported the non urgent repair immediately the landlord does not have a leg to stand on at tribunal if they attempt to claim the bond so if anyone you know has had to pay im sure there is more to it than you may have been told)

  4. #63
    TheGooch's Avatar
    TheGooch is offline Winner 2014 - Newbie of the Year
    Winner 2016 BubHubs DIVA Award
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    5,312
    Thanks
    9,577
    Thanked
    5,070
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    The worst landlord I found was state government housing authorities when it came to claiming repairs were tenant damage.
    The worst I saw was a $45k claim reduced by the tribunal to $1600 because of depreciation and insufficient evidence, as well as claiming for better replacements than what was in the property at the time.
    The representative from housing said their policy was to claim everything possible and allow the tribunal to decide. Fine if the tenant turns up to contest the matter.
    In my experience, most landlord claims were reasonable or you could at least understand why they thought they might be entitled to something.
    A friend who is a tribunal member told me once he knows he's got it right when neither party is completely happy.
    Whilst he was being facetious, I get where he's coming from.
    It's the gap between what you want, and what an independent arbitrator decides you're entitled to.

  5. #64
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    23,246
    Thanks
    6,367
    Thanked
    17,670
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Bubhub Blogger - Thanks100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    We can't legally claim a bond without the tenants permission?
    They did? *shrugs* This was a over a decade ago but from memory it was around the 14 day mark we went to claim our bond and were told they had already claimed it. They then helped themselves to 1/2 of it for issues that were not only 100% fair wear and tear and lack of maintenance, but should have cost a fraction of what they took. By this stage we'd had so many issues with them we weren't up for taking them to the tribunal.

  6. #65
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    4,135
    Thanks
    655
    Thanked
    1,267
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    We had one investment property and we sold it. The tenant decided to bring the BBQ inside the family room and cook inside, punch holes in every wall and door in the place, didn't take out the rubbish just let it pile up in the lounge room. Once we got an order and police warrant and they fled we finally got access. Dru.g stuff through every cupboard. Even with the bond and landlord insurance we were out of pocket over $5000. We fixed it up and sold it. We'd stayed on top of all repairs, maintenance requests etc, didn't raise rents and we got massively burnt.

  7. #66
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    23,246
    Thanks
    6,367
    Thanked
    17,670
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Bubhub Blogger - Thanks100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by ICanDream View Post
    We had one investment property and we sold it. The tenant decided to bring the BBQ inside the family room and cook inside, punch holes in every wall and door in the place, didn't take out the rubbish just let it pile up in the lounge room. Once we got an order and police warrant and they fled we finally got access. Dru.g stuff through every cupboard. Even with the bond and landlord insurance we were out of pocket over $5000. We fixed it up and sold it. We'd stayed on top of all repairs, maintenance requests etc, didn't raise rents and we got massively burnt.
    What absolute ferals

  8. #67
    BH-KatiesMum's Avatar
    BH-KatiesMum is offline Community Manager
    Winner 2008 - The most optimistic poster
    Winner 2014 - Most Helpful Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    23,344
    Thanks
    5,934
    Thanked
    6,357
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a week
    Its very hard

    as a landlord I do maintain my properties - do regular repairs and maintenance and replace stuff over time the same as I would in my own home ... so I do expect that if a tenant causes damage that they will be repaired before moving out.

    BUT - I also know of a lot of landlords who do exactly what Dilerium is suggesting ... and it makes it hard for everyone. Landlords and Tenants alike

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to BH-KatiesMum For This Useful Post:

    AdornedWithCats  (27-12-2016),babyno1onboard  (27-12-2016)

  10. #68
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    3,650
    Thanks
    1,465
    Thanked
    3,716
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I can honestly say that as a tenant I've never had an issue with regards to bond etc. 5 homes and 8 years of living all up.

  11. #69
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4,754
    Thanks
    3,789
    Thanked
    4,086
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I rented my place out once. I had never rented before and had no idea what an end of lease clean was. I went to collect my mail one day and the new tenants said "oh the last people left this place filthy!". I love an awkward moment so admitted it was me

    After they moved out I had a succession of uni students using it as share accomodation. After 5 years of god knows how many students alternating through I finally went in expecting it to not be great. But I couldn't pic one thing different to the day I had left.

    I will always own because there's no way I could pass a rental inspection

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to Wise Enough For This Useful Post:

    Mum-I-Am  (28-12-2016)

  13. #70
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    1,196
    Thanks
    416
    Thanked
    1,027
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I have never had an issue in 14yrs of renting. I just think this prick is going to try to get our bond.

    I have fixed up the dirty grout, dirty window tracks, dirty BIW tracks, got scuff marks off walls, stain out of toilets, patched one mark left from the removalists and paint matched it the best I could, cleaned the oven so it looks like new. All these were an issue when we moved in. Except the mark from removalist.

    One thing I CANNOT stop is the ants coming in! He is just going to have to live with that. This place has ants in every room


 

Similar Threads

  1. Breaking lease wa
    By batestella in forum General Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 30-10-2016, 12:33
  2. Grounds to break lease
    By Lil M in forum General area
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-08-2016, 11:54

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Impressionable KidsImpressionable Kids are Australia's leader in framed children's memorabilia and specialise in framed baby hand and feet ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›