Just a bit annoyed, I always got no rental around Xmas or after Have two IPs and both of the tenants are not paying rent after Christmas. Both of them have always been late and been put to court several time. Total arrears is about 20+ days now. NSW IP - single mother who just have new baby + boyfriend who's not on lease. Always late but usually try to catch up. The last time she's late, baby got bronchitis. I said ok, put them to court and get them to commit to payment plan. Committed 2 weeks, then come Christmas, no rent paid! PM is doing a court release to get them out. No one wants to boot a mother with a newborn out but I can't run a charity either Expecting a month or so long vacancy after this. QLD IP Logan area - been a problem since the beginning, but rental market is slow. They used to catch up on rent and again, after Xmas, no news Taking them to court, again. Expecting at least a month vacant after this Really put me off buying in low socio-economic area. Not to mention 3rd IP settlement is next week, so more out of pocket. Then in 3 months, settlement for PPOR land, then build. Argh! Oh well. Rant over. At least the PMs are handling the issues, I still have my salaried income, and actually can afford to buy another IP and a second PPOR. Can only be thankful that I'm in that position.