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Dating your tenant..

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by dan_89, 18th Oct, 2015.

  1. dan_89

    dan_89 Well-Known Member

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    May have been covered previously but couldn't seem to find a thread..

    Hypothetically if a tenant was to date the landlord of a property where would the landlord stand legally?

    More so what would happen if you were to move in with your tenant into an IP? I'm asuming the property would no longer be considered an IP but rather a PPOR with a boarder or similar?

    cheers!
     
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  2. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Legally the landlord would be playing 2 roles. When would the rent stop?

    If you move into an IP it would probably be your main residence, but that doesn't mean it stops being an IP. If it is income producing it could be still.
     
  3. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    I would be facing divorce proceedings!! :eek:

    The Y-man
     
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  4. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    you still looking at beating mr taxman! lol
    rent your IP to your significant other, then just have sleep overs everynight. have a second tooth brush at another address for mr taxmans interests. the tootbrush may be tax deductable (consult a sober advisor on these matters)
     
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  5. dan_89

    dan_89 Well-Known Member

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    Haha Bob you should start your own financial advisory service! It's always a constant battle with mr taxman :mad:
     
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    Johnny Cashflow Well-Known Member

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    Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!
     
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  7. dan_89

    dan_89 Well-Known Member

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    The scenario was supposed to be based on obviously being single beforehand.. haha
     
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    neK Well-Known Member

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    pics or ban :p
     
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  9. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Have you considered defacto, divorce, disease, dyptheria, dangermouse?
     
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  10. citystar

    citystar Well-Known Member

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    Dating your tenant... this is not going to end well.
     
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  11. mja

    mja Well-Known Member

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    Define 'dating'.

    Also, don't mix business and pleasure.
     
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    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    6 months in - could be defacto.
    They get half!
     
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  13. TMNT

    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    hmmmmm...if they are going to take half of my problems away with them then it might be an option.....

    oh scrap that, I need my wheelie bin !
     
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    TwoDogs Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I married mine.....
     
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    htopg Well-Known Member

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    I just went through the profiles of all my tenants.
    I wouldn't want to date any of them.
     
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  16. datto

    datto Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely nothing wrong with it. Love is love and it can blossom anywhere.

    I was fixing a leaking toilet in my IP. The magnetism between the sweet young Asian lady tenant and myself could have thrown Earth off its axis.

    Unfortunately I left a horrible stench in the loo after using it and had to make a quick exit.
     
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    @datto , I that you were fixing it, not using it
     
  18. datto

    datto Well-Known Member

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    Well after fixing it you give it a test run lol.
     
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