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Flyscreen requested by tenant

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by darrelj, 8th Mar, 2016.

  1. darrelj

    darrelj Member

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    my new tenant (on 12 month contract) requests for a fly screen on a sliding door. She has been there for only a week so far. Do you think I should oblige?
     
  2. Biz

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    I think you should issue an instant eviction notice!
     
  3. Allgood

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    Had this very same thing this morning. PM did a pre-lease inspection and had a few things repaired that were necessities. Get an email thismorning saying upon arrival the tenants have noticed some of the flyscreens have holes in them and the curtain jams when it is rolled up. My questions are 1. Isnt this why the rent is low, and 2. If it was such a big deal, shouldn't it have been picked up on the pre inspection BEFORE the maintenance guy was around to fix things up? Arghhh
     
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    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    My opinion are that fly screens are a must especially when you expect the tenant to air the property out.

    Would have no problem with the request.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    1. It is graciously acknowledged that some like to keep their properties in a run down state and trade off low rent in return for maximising deductions.
    2. That's why the tenant has 7 days to respond to the condition report not 1 hour.
     
  7. Allgood

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    Ouch! My point was more that this stuff should have been picked up before they called the tradies in for the other list of small things so I'm not getting 2 call out fees. And yes, for ip housing 3 uni students paying $100 each, I would happily accept a lower rent because it is and will always be a uni house and increasing rent would limit tenant base. Surely the basic laws of economies is that you get what you pay for. It's hardly a slum tho. Back under my rock now.
     
  8. Ouga

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    I would do it. It's a valuable addition to your place and makes it more desirable. It's also a reasonable request. Your property will benefit in having this installed and chances are if you do not do it, the next tenant might ask for the same thing again.
     
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    It would have been nice if it was picked up when the handyman was there but..
    Fly screens are a current fixture but are in a state of disrepair, they will need to be replaced whether the rent is $200 per week or $2000.
     
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    Depending on the type of door, yes.
     
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    For the person who had fly screens that were damaged - definately fix them (and I believe you're obliged to depending on the state).

    As for flyscreens when there weren't any at the inspection - probably not. They knew what they were signing up for. Its similar to asking for a an aircon in the first week really.
     
  12. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    That's what tenants do, they ask for things.
     
  13. Allgood

    Allgood Well-Known Member

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    Yes yes yes to all of the above. Just having a winge, next time I'll keep it to myself.

    Sorry to hijack your thread Darrel.
     
  14. darrelj

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    Very interesting and i learnt as well as enjoyed the discussions.
    I have written back to PM telling that all depends on the cost and if its too costly, I will consider later. Under 300 is ok.
    This is for a sliding door.
     
  15. SeafordSunshine

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    If you go ahead, ask what is the warranty?
    I hope this helps
     
  16. Gockie

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

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    My apartment has a flyscreen for the sliding door, it's normal.
     
  17. darrelj

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    Good suggestion.