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Tenants from heaven

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by tomlemke, 13th Dec, 2015.

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  1. tomlemke

    tomlemke Well-Known Member

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    Thought this would be an interesting discussion as there is always plenty of " tenant from hell stories"

    I have 3 guys around 25 living in my rental property in mayfield nsw, we got a big storm a couple of months ago and a few roofs sheets blew off, so they decided to get up and screw them back on.
    I only found out a month later off the p.m, i was devastated that i lost the opportunity to try and get a new roof done through insurance.

    Anyway i was around there today pulling the roof so a mate can re-do it tomorrow, the tenants were sitting inside the whole time after about an hour they came out i was expecting to get a complaint but they offered me and my dad a beer instead.

    Why can't there be more people like this.
     
  2. Biz

    Biz Well-Known Member

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    I wish I had tenants like that. I have a young family that moved into one of mine recently. The young dad is an electrician. A couple of power points were lose...you would think being an electrician he would just fix it but he said he was too busy so I had to send another electrician out there to fix it...
     
  3. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    They must be fellow investors
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    To me perfect tenants are ones who are also landlords.
     
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    What an ass!


    I have great tenants in one of my rentals in lizbef family with 3 young kids. They actually repair the house for me when things are broken :D
     
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    Yep, one of my tenants just renewed for 12 months and she's a ripper. Primary teacher; mid-20's; country girl; nothing's a hassle; messages me when my mail goes to her address (my former PPOR); perfect inspection reports. Just ace.
     
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    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Did you get them anything so your the LL from heaven??
    I had some young guys do similar, storm damage and they threw up a tarp.
    I dropped off a case
     
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    It's a double edged sword. I have a fantastic family of tenants living across two of my properties. They're landscape gardeners and have the place looking seriously like the national botanic gardens, trees, gravel, flowers and the works. Immaculate indoors too. No bother from them and never missed a days rent. When it snowed and was -20 outside and inside they didn't complain. I can't put the rent up and suspect I'll be providing housing for life lol.
     
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  9. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Suitcase?
     
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    larrylarry Well-Known Member

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    They're adding value to our house I reckon.
     
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    Exactly and I'm not complaining but I suspect they're settled for life so I won't be seeing that value anytime soon. Lucky I don't have a large family myself, so I can afford to adopt this very lovely and hard working mob. Dammit!!
     
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    I never have had any mails posted to previous PPORs.
     
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    I have two long term tenants that increase their rental to market each year so that they can stay in the property.
     
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    I had commercial tenants who stayed on for 21yrs, 14yrs & 11yrs and 2 for 5yrs, as far as I know they are still there [sold property July 15].
     
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    I had a cabinet maker tenant who decided that he didn't like the old kitchen, and asked if I would mind if he put in a new one.

    Didn't mind a bit! :cool:

    I saw how good his work was and felt a bit guilty - I knocked off a weeks rent and gave him a slab.
     
  16. Perthguy

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    I don't know why there aren't more. I have had some exceptional tenants though. I was doing a property inspection for one couple on the way to something else so I had people with me waiting in the car. The couple invited us all in for tea. Very kind.

    Another couple reported every fault with the property. This is amazing because one fault (water leaking inside a cavity wall) would have cost thousands to fix if they had not reported it. The way I see it is that it is in my best interests as a landlord to have all faults fixed asap. To me, any tenant that reports faults immediately is a tenant from heaven.
     
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    Smart guy. If he fixes it there is no upside and plenty of downside.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
  19. JacM

    JacM VIC Buyer's Agent Business Member

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    I have some great tenants. Always offering to pitch in and help with things that they are able to help with. One even goes and cleans the windows of a neighbouring property "for something to do" and "because it needed to be done" and "because he likes to help".
     
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    Great story.

    One time I was to clear the front garden and back and cut the lawns as they were quite overgrown before some new tenants moved in. 2 months later I found out that the tradies didn't actually do that work (some miscommunication) and the tenants actually spent a lot of their time to do it and never complained at all. Only reason I found out was they communicated to my PM to , get this, thank me for letting them do the gardening as they love what they have done to the garden....

    When I found out I sent them $150 movie voucher and chocolates.

    Then at the other side of the spectrum I had 1 tenant threatening to sue me for 28k which was totally bogus. Told him where to go and I look very much forward to the day we meet in court. Got new tenants. He never filed papers as he knew he had no case.
     
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