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Subletting!!! Yes, the S word...

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by kidgeeq2, 19th Sep, 2015.

  1. kidgeeq2

    kidgeeq2 New Member

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    So my nifty tenant wants to sublet the living room of an apartment. Basically a sofa bed that he collects rent from. He has stated he will collect bond and also enter into a sublease agreement. Is it reasonable to refuse this request? What would you say? Have you had similar request?
    If they go ahead and do it without my permission, what rights do I have?
     
  2. Jamie_

    Jamie_ Well-Known Member

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    Sure, but increase his/her total rent to cover extra wear/tear :p
     
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    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    No.
     
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    Your strata may have rules about maximum occupancy, which is normally 2 people per bedroom. If they are sub-letting without the bedroom, then don't do it.
     
  6. kidgeeq2

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    Ok perfect! Out of curiosity, what would happen if he decides to sleep on the couch and sublet his bedroom? Can I really refuse him sleeping on the coach nor him subletting his bedroom? Sooo much grey areas o_Oo_Oo_O

    But thanks for the input guys, should be a straightforward No hopefully.
     
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    skater Capitalist -- www.skatepro.com.au Premium Member

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    NO!!
     
  8. D.T.

    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    Sounds like it's a 1 bedroom place?
    If yes,
    You have 2 options I guess
    1) They can live together, which means they both go on the lease and are joint/severally liable for the place, or
    2) Send breach notice
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    All depends upon what the coach has to say about it. :p
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    I find it hard to sleep sitting upright, the seats never recline far enough and air is too cold
     
  11. WestOz

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    I have a block with two 3x1 units (duplex), rear one only has one lady on the lease.
    Her girlfriend separated from her hubby, needed a place to stay with her two ~10yr old kids so moved in, no biggy, her 17yr old daughter then separated from her boyfriend so is currently sleeping on the lounge.

    Why should it bother me? rent is paid, they have a roof over their head, their not trashing the joint, making meth etc, additional wear & tear would be minimal.

    Front unit just became vacant, disabled tenant got approved for public housing, let her break lease.
    Woman with two kids says "I'll take it" with an increase to rent in a down WA market.

    What goes around..... or Karma.
     
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