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Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Robbo03, 30th May, 2016.

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  1. Robbo03

    Robbo03 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 4 bedroom house currently for rent. It is quite large and has two living areas. My PM has just had an application from a couple (28f/25m) + a dog who stack up as far as affordability goes and work references have returned to confirm their employment status (sales manager and hospitality).

    My question in though, why on earth would a couple want/need/apply for a house this big? I find that very strange.
     
  2. Ed Barton

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    Firstly, if they have a dog then a 2 bed or less is likely to be a unit and totally unsuitable. They need a house, houses generally start at 3 beds.

    They might want a guest room and study - that get's them to a min 3 beds. They may have part-time custody of a child - another bedroom.

    Perhaps your's was their choice of 3+ bed houses.

    Most likely they're going to live in the lounge and set up a meth lab in two rooms and a pot plantation in the other two.
     
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    I would look at it from the angle of less bodies in the house to cause "wear and tear". As long as they are making rent does it matter?
     
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    All very good points. I must admit though, I did think about the less bodies therefor less wear and tear, as well as the meth lab!
     
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    i live/rent by myself in a 3 bed house
     
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    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    Possible requirements for the extra bedrooms:
    1. He's a sales manager - home office
    2. They're mid 20's - home gym
    3. Guests staying over
    4. Good incomes and can rent a McMansion - just because they can, even if they can't furnish it
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    I live on my own and have a 3br house in Adelaide... my room, guest room for Waldo and office/gym.

    My former PPOR in Sydney was a 5br 3 living... way too big for me but when I bought it, the money was right (pre boom) and with a small number of similar houses in the area, it will always command a premium price.
     
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    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I had a single lady say my unit (2br) was too small for her needs. Wtf?
    Then again, i'm living in a 4/2/3 with 3 living areas to boot and its only the 2 of us..
     
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    How's the meth lab going?
     
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    LifesGood Home Building & Development Consultant Business Member

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    Drug fueled orgies, of course.
     
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    It is most likely because of their requirements such as the dog and extra space. Could also be the selection of properties in the area that is limited as well.

    However you will get the best answer if you can get the PM to ask them why they are moving. They should get this information as per proper application vetting though.
     
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    Put an ad in the local paper: "Looking for a room to rent"

    See if they ring up.
     
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    Of course; you do realise you have now exposed yourself to the Have-nots, who will be screaming that you are wasting a room/s and will demand you take in some less fortunate folk?
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Dog's room, study room, gym room. Not sure why they'd want less than 4 bedrooms. This is our setup now.

    On a more serious note: if they can afford it and want / need a bigger house good on them.
     
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    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    It's easy to devote a couple of rooms to hobbies/exercise equipment or a home office set-up. Before we had kids - we had a three bedroom place and managed to use all the rooms.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
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    Maybe the dog is going to have puppies.
     
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    Don't see it mentioned anywhere in the responses above, but it could be likely that they are planning to have a kid or they are already expecting?
     
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    I'm in a 1 bed and I'd happily go for 3, especially with a pet. 4 would be frivolous luxury, but if the price was right, who doesn't want more room?
     
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    I would agree with that.
    If the normal checks were Ok, I couldn't care less how many bedrooms they left vacant.
     
  20. Beelzebub

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    I guess the real concern would be that they would share house with others not on the lease. But at 28&25, if they have a decent income and aren't students I'd say they are just peeps who like to have somewhere they can swing a cat.