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Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Frosty123, 3rd Mar, 2016.

  1. Frosty123

    Frosty123 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Just wanting to know how many of you let your tenant hang pictures etc. in your property?
    I recently had a tenant ask if they could do so (which is quite good of them, most don't even ask).
    Is patching it up and getting a close enough paint colour difficult? I'll most likely respond saying it's fine, as long as they repair it to the same state upon departure, of have the cost for doing so come out of the bond.

    Thanks

    Frosty
     
  2. S.T

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    Pro's and con's really. I usually leave hooks in my properties if they're done right so the tenants have places to hang already. I don't think I'd want a stack of different tenants all putting more holes and patching up, especially as I hold long term - I'd be a bit worried about my swiss cheese walls after awhile.
     
  3. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    ^ ^ this.
     
  4. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Yes they need to make good meaning colour matching over patched areas.

    Tenants not required to do more than that.
    You will be able to see where patch is even if it's colour matched.

    Another option is to leave there for next tenant.
     
  5. quop

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    Or use 3M command hooks which make no permanent damage/changes and can be removed cleanly if/when the need arises. That's my preferred solution even for my OO.
     
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  6. jim1964

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    Yep,3M hooks hold up my collection
     
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  7. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    I say no. There are hooks in strategic places plus I advise the use of the velcro type 3M things that they can buy in the supermarket. Otherwise lean the picture on something. Or cry me a river.
    Pets, yes ok.
     
  8. S.T

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    3M hooks don't hold up larger works of art though. Damaged a valuable painting of mine trying that once.
     
  9. WattleIdo

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    I have a couple of big hooks set at eye level, in the kind of places you'd like to hang a big mirror or painting.
     
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  10. Hanison

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    3 inch framing nails are ok.
    Star pickets. No.
     
  11. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Honestly don't know why more people don't do this.
     
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  12. ramblin72

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    I wouldn't have an issue with the current tenant putting some in. All your future tenants will now have somewhere to hang their stuff, just all in the same spot.
     
  13. thatbum

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    This +1.

    I never had an issue with tenants putting up hanging hooks, and then me leaving them there for future tenants. Just made sense to me.
     
  14. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Who pays?
    And how do you know the tenant week do a good job bashing/drilling into the walls?
     
  15. Casteller

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    I drill holes all over the place in the property I rent, pictures, wall supports, new light fittings, outdoor stuff on the terrace, hangers, comms cables through the wall. Really, how can an owner say no to basic stuff like this ?
     
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  16. Biz

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    3M need a good paddling for "inventing" those. The amount of times I have had tenants put those up and then proceed to rip the paper off the wall...

    Simple solution just let them put up a few hooks and tell them to leave them where they when they vacate.

    I offer to even install the hooks at my cost if they agree to hang a portrait picture of me on the wall and worship it every Friday they pay rent.
     
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  17. Bran

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    Yep.
    I've given up on them. I've lost about 4-5 framed photographs due to failures. It might be something unique to my walls, but I've also had it in a couple of other houses.
    I definitely wouldn't hang anything valuable
     
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  18. bob shovel

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    Yep! They're rubbish
     
  19. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    But I pay rent on a Tuesday :p
     
  20. Biz

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    Could lose a hand for that in Bizland
     
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