I have just had an offer accepted... The first offer I have made since IP1... In the excitement of the moment I forgot to include a clause regarding early access (to have an open home). I understand most vendors would not agree to early access (since they have nothing to gain and everything to lose). So I was hoping to offer them a trivia amount of money (no idea how much) as a fee for early access... So I can either A) hold an open home (a once or twice event) or B) Conduct a mini reno (just painting) C) Have a tenant move in or D) Mini reno with tenant moving in The property is currently VACANT (interstate vendor) and I am happy to negotiate via the agent with the owner to see if we can work something out... I was just wondering.. What would this structure look like? Would I be leasing the property? Then perhaps subleasing? Or is there an access fee (NOT RENT) I can pay to access the property? Ideally, option B is preferred.... A paint job and an open home so tenant can move in the day after settlement. Despite having a law degree, I have no idea about the legalities around thisif it is not RENT... If it is RENT.. Then obviously I have to pay a bond ect... Then Sublet (Option C and D) to the tenant when they move in OR adopting option B I could simply rent for the last two to three weeks pre settlement.. Show tenants the place whilst renovating? The theory being it will help avoid vacancies and allow me to potentially work on the place without have approx $340 a week of liabilities. E.g. I would offer the vendor money/rent for their hassle but less than $340 a week (to be negotiated) and as a result saving me money. I hope that made sense? Worst case scenario.. I settle on the settlement date, spend a fortnight painting ect whilst continuing to advertising for a tenant to move in (having already advertised before hand). P.S. I PROMISE not to get caught up in the moment next time and remember to include early access (for an open home) in the offer!!