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Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Gockie, 31st Jan, 2016.

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  1. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I count 10 property related bills for me to pay within the next 30 days, and that excludes anything to do with the new purchase as well. I just handed the stamp duty cheque to my solicitor on Friday... I reckon that was more than my annual after tax wage income in itself!
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    Coooorrrrr you must be rich!


    You don't get the PM to do it?
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    That's a great problem to have.

    One of our clients pays over $300,000 in council rates per year. That is over40 properties, now imagine they were all vacant :eek:
     
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    Party on :D Dont you just love it :rolleyes:
     
  5. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I like to see the bills!
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Yes most property managers will receive all bills directly to their office and pay them for the clients.
    Property management includes a book keeping service wrapped into it too.
     
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    Yikes!!
     
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    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Maybe i'll do that... sometime...
     
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    Rates, water I just get the pm to sort it every quarter. They send me a copy with the statement. The only bill I pay myself is land tax and insurance.
     
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    Paying bills = menial task.
     
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    Landlord is ultimately responsible for any errors or defaults. I would want to double check the bill has been paid by the property manager as I am legally liable. If I am doing this I might as well pay the bill at the same time.
     
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    My thoughts as well. I would be worried that if there is insufficient rental income for the month the bill is held and not paid until the following month.
     
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    I'm self managing, and have no issues with spending a few minutes paying a bill. It is saving me hundreds of dollars per week and I keep on top of things and know the minute the rent goes in. No waiting to get the rent until the end of the month either.
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    this is true
    in our office we call landlords to deposit extra funds if insufficient funds in landlords ledger accounts.

    the worst ones are insurance companies who will not speak to property managers and not allow us to handle payments. We've had cases where even when the landlord rang and specified 3 names in our office who can speak to them, they still did not and landlord had to step in and pay himself over the phone...
    we transferred him to one of the specialist companies we deal with - all good now.
     
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    Ouch! Where abouts in Adelaide are these properties with avg $7500 per annum council rates? Adelaide City Council?
     
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    Half of Rundle Mall.
     
  17. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    most of these are north Adelaide and Adelaide city
    some are commercial
     
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    I (personally) wouldn't leave rates to the PM. Council gets very stroppy about unpaid rates and can take possession. Heaven forbid if there was an oversight by the PM and the rates were not paid...
     
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    Same. Bless direct debit!
     
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    Ouch. My rates are $254 a quarter!
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