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Bad week of repairs

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by jins13, 29th Aug, 2015.

  1. jins13

    jins13 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    What a bad week for repairs! Roofing, gutters, downpipes, water leaks, lock of the front door, hot water system x2, tapes, electrical and etc!

    Made me almost want to never buy old homes ever again! (I consider old homes in excess of 50 years).
     
  2. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Yup
    how much did it set you back?
     
  3. Coota9

    Coota9 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    All part of doing business I guess.
     
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  4. jins13

    jins13 Well-Known Member

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    Roofing, guttering and down pipe= $4k
    HWS- $1600 for both (labour was free) but at least have 10 year warranty on them!
    Tapes= $100 (but could be more)
    New lock= Replacing the old door as well. Lucky a mate provided me a new entrance door free of charge!
    Water leaks- pending
    Electrical- pending
     
  5. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for making me feel better. I thought 2 hws both needing replacement as of this morning was bad.
     
  6. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    I hear you. May for me was terrible, circa 10k in r&m costs, almost every IP had something go wrong simultaneously
     
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  7. jins13

    jins13 Well-Known Member

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    and love the council rates due on 31st!
     
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  8. Redwing

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    All on the one property or across the board?

    How long have you had the property/s and how have they done?
     
  9. datto

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    3 IPs, 2015 financial year, less than $100 in repairs (only taps and washers DIY). Had a lucky year.

    Two HWS are due to kark it though.
     
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  10. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    It doesn't really look that bad - just that you got it all at once.
    I did a few sums today too. The one property that costs me to hold has also cost the most in the past few months:
    6800 for a carport
    1600 for blinds on every window
    2700 for exterior paint job
    not to mention the repairs and maintenance on fiddly little things like new toilet cisterns, new oven/cooker, handles, railings, a garage door....
    beginning to think I' ll kick the tenant out and move in myself.

    Unfortunately for me this means ■ don't give up your day job. :(
     
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  11. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    @jins13 It's all rainbows and lollipops huh? Sorry to hear that, what suburb?
    I've got a surprise bathroom reno coming up too, good fun.
     
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    Sux but glass 1/2 full, could be worse...
    I've just spent the day peeling paint of the ceiling because the Nob who initially painted it never sealed it, plus gouging silicon out of all the grout cracks in the shower (Nob attempt) so I can paint it as likely the same building Nob never waterproofed before laying the tiles so its all blistered on the opposite wall.
    Got ~2days patching & painting ahead of me :confused:
     
  13. Hanison

    Hanison Well-Known Member

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    Similar experience for me aswell of late.

    Hws,dishwasher,upright stove, 6 x plumbing issues, mould appearing on a cornice in a living room, rusting structural steel post and a front door.

    Fair enough it's across the board. But I'm currently doing a full Reno of my PPOR and I've just watched my main bathroom allowance say good bye for the time being.
     
  14. jins13

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    I wish I had your luck for the rest of this financial year! But to be honest, I was expecting it to happen sooner or later. Of course preferred later of course.

    Across the board and had them for about a year. Was expecting it to happen sooner or later. I have my fingers crossed that the rest of the FY should be uneventful. Also, taught me a good lesson to have more of a buffer. I was planning to do concerting for the driveway and also abit of the fencing this year but think I may put that on the backburner for now.
     
  15. jins13

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    Jeez!!! I was also thinking the same because I haven't done anything to my PPOR. I live in a shoebox compared to my tenants who have a backyard and now new stuff in the place!
     
  16. WattleIdo

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    Zachary. Then they complained about the (non) colour of the blinds :confused:
     
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    Got the same issue with the shower wall in the house I made offer on. However the wall is not yet blistered but there was a significant moisture reading when B&P guys did the inspection. Now considering if it's worth buying it.
     
  18. EN710

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    I feel you. When somethings go wrong it almost always all at the same time, or just keep coming.
    Last year, these arrive month on month on month. Nto all at once, but when you solve one another came:
    • Karked HWS - $2K+
    • Blocked pipes at least 2 times - $500+
    • Leaked gas pipes - $2K+
    • Broken concrete step - $200
    • Squatting ex husband of tenant (she moved out) - lost approx. 3 months rent
    • Cleaning all stuff left from property - $1K
    • Once he is out, I do some DIY reno - replace old gutter $3K
    • Rotten floor board found - $300 to replace
    • Got Plumber to look at cause of leak - another couple hundred
    • Polish board, paint the interior, make bathroom looks better (still psychadelic looking, but better)
     
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  19. kitdoctor

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    We'd rather have these "problems" than no IPs:
    • March - IP4A and B trip to Melbourne (airfares, 10 days accommodation, ute hire etc.) exterior cleanup/washdown, paint boundary fence, install gutter guard etc. $12k+
    • April - IP6 new roof gutters and one new downpipe $4.5k
    • May - IP4A and B stormwater pit grate collapsed $700
    • July/Aug - IP5 2 x trips to Brisbane (airfares, have own 4WD, camped at IP for 6 weeks) garden makeover, minor repairs/reno (lights installed, tapware replaced, new curtains, some painting, cleaned roof/gutters etc.) $18k+, lost 3 months rent
    • Sept - IP9 various - new laundry door, paint exterior decks/timber screens, correct window flashing problem to five windows etc. $8.5k
    • Sept - IP9 various pool issues (replace filter media, replace missing eyeballs, replace light etc.) $1k and electrical repairs (faulty switches, replace 10 halogen downlights etc.) another $1k
    • Oct - IP9 more minor stuff (new IP) pool safety certificate, TV reception problem, fix vertical blinds etc. $1k
    • Oct - IP9 new chlorinator control board $200
    • Dec - IP4A new dishwasher $900
    • Dec - IP4B unblock sanitary drain $1k, then dig up to fix $3.5k+
    • Dec - back to IP9 new salt water pool chlorinator $300
    • Dec - IP5 ensuite shower base cracked and ceiling water damage - $who knows!
    Also QLD land tax bill for IP5 & 6 $7k in Dec.

    Our Xmas tree is bare.
     
  20. jim1964

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    Boy o Boy, im speechless.You must have a few bob tucked away to pay for all this, im hoping your not using credit.