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Rental adjustment at settlement

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Amaroo, 12th Jul, 2016.

  1. Amaroo

    Amaroo Member

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    We received an email from our conveyancer today informing us that an overpayment of rent ($10,000) was to be paid into our account. The tenants have paid in advance until January 2017. We are not complaining.
    How common is this?
     
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  2. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    very strange - doesn't make sense
     
  3. standtall

    standtall Well-Known Member

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    You should have absolutely no problems with this. Paying rent in advance doesn't mean you can't terminate the lease (if not fixed term) or anything. You can always refund the remaining amount. Just park the money in an offset account and save a bit on your interest bill.
     
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  4. Lil Skater

    Lil Skater Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Very common, if a tenant pays their rent in advance, any over payment is transferred to the new owner upon settlement.

    Park the money as you won't be receiving any for a while.
     
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  5. Biz

    Biz Well-Known Member

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    Drug lab confirmed.
     
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  6. Ghoti

    Ghoti Well-Known Member

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    Must admit my first thought was money laundering :)
     
  7. JacM

    JacM VIC Buyer's Agent Business Member

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    It's quite common, especially amongst tenants such as Chinese students. Quite often their parents will send 6mths worth of rent all in one go. It's a hassle to convert currency each week so they do it in big chunks.