Couple of questions for those more savvy on property management. Tenant gave notice to move out, move out date just before Xmas (horrible timing but a bit of a relief as she was a major PITA, up to and including finding FLEAS after she moved out ... No pets in the strata compound). As soon as notice was given, the tenant stopped paying rent, I guess thinking it was an easy way to wind back the bond. In my books, obligation to pay rent includes paying it on time. I was keen to blacklist the tenant but the agents advice was not to bother ... which I found hard to believe. Interested to hear how other PMs treat and deal with this situation? After she moved out, we noticed some curtains missing. I know they were old - but - they were in great condition and the previous owner had spent some serious coin on what would have been top end ~10 years ago - custom made, matching pelmets, etc. Multiple matching sets across a number of Windows. We showed the agents the original curtains from photographs in their original condition report, and wanted the tenant to rectify or cough up (no bond left mind you!). The answer from the PM was that they were 7+ years old and fully depreciated, no value and would be lucky to get $20 from the tribunal. Is this the case? I can't see tax depreciation rules being one and the same? Would love a PMs view on it. If I rented a place, when I move out could I simply disappear with an 11 year old HWS, strip the 12 year old carpets, appropriate the 9 year old stove? (I'm not sure of the depreciable life of these items!) It's an academic question because in the scheme of things it's not worth losing sleep over, and decision made to change PMs for other reasons.