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Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Lil Skater, 10th Aug, 2016.

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  1. Lil Skater

    Lil Skater Well-Known Member Business Member

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    I was at a property yesterday showing a couple through a unit I have listed.

    This little unit has an old box A/C unit and the tenant asked if it was working. Unfortunately there hasn't been power since I took it on, but it's getting connected tomorrow. I said this to the tenant and explained that the electrical appliances will be checked over then and repaired if necessary.

    The tenant then was asking if it will be "upgraded". I explained that given the market the owner will be renting the unit for the first tenancy and will not be doing any upgrades until the next time around as it's not viable for them to be renovating right now. The response?!

    "OH! They're negatively gearing. That's what it is. They can't spend any money in the first 12 months if they want negative gearing!" o_O

    I responded by saying that's not how negative gearing works, which they ignored and were going on about all these "rich" landlords.

    Later on in the conversation they were telling me about how they earned too much money for Centrelink, so removed one person from the lease to give to Centrelink and added them back on later...

    What's some funny things you've heard? Not just limiting this to tenants either!
     
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  2. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    It's funny when they have all the answers but no logic or education behind them.

    I just nod and allow them to be right.
     
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  3. Biz

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    Two guys who used to work for me had a party at their place, they had a great time, both ended up in bed with one of their ex girlfriends. a few months later they found out she was pregnant I overhead them in the lunch shed having a laugh over smoko wondering who's kid it is and who would be having to pay child support.
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Was one of them Datto? :p

    Yea I think that's about all we can do. Have a look at the one I put in the PM FB forum today lol
     
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    pinkboy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    One of my favourites:
    ~About every second casual employee I have ever employed.

    pinkboy
     
  6. Biz

    Biz Well-Known Member

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    "My accountant is the best, I get big refunds"

    ~ PAYG wage earner with little to no deductions, no investments and no clue.
     
  7. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I watched with amusement as my MIL ate quarter of a "round" of Blue Castello cheese yesterday. This is the same woman who wants to donate her body to science so "they" can study the bones of a woman who doesn't have dairy.

    She has coffee milkshakes most days and when hubby is with her and feeling cheeky, he will gently challenge her on this. One day she was telling him she doesn't have dairy WHILST tucking into her coffee milkshake. He said "but you are drinking a coffee milkshake".

    She replied "It's not dairy. It's a shot of espresso, with some ice cream and just topped up with milk."

    He says "but it is still milk and ice cream is dairy too".

    She says "but it's disguised. It's not really milk".

    He says "your body knows that it is milk".

    What can you do other than curl up somewhere in the foetal position when dealing with someone like that? This is an educated woman, but this stuff just does my head in.
     
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  8. Lil Skater

    Lil Skater Well-Known Member Business Member

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    @wylie that's hilarious!!!

    @D.T. you should post the thing you were talking to me about yesterday. Brilliant!
     
  9. Brady

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    My brothers partner at the time laughed at my partner for studying at Uni and having a HECS debt - studying law & international studies.
    All whilst she was working full-time as a receiptionist at a budget hotel earning ~$40k p.a

    And now... brother partner is now an ex-partner and my partner is about to start her first full time job as a migration agent earning ~$80k p.a
     
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    I was having a meal with an Indian friend. I got him to try sweet chilli sauce for the first time. He gave it a decent go, but ended up throwing his food onto the floor in disgust, and said "that's it, I'm sick of pretending to be a man!".
    The sweet chilli sauce was a tad too hot for him to handle.
     
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  11. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    "I had no idea oranges have segments"
    True story... colleague in early 30's.
    She's a smart cookie.
     
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    Aren´t they kind of right though ? - if things are upgraded immediately after purchase it´s a capital expense though if done later (after year ? ) it´s a deductible repair and therefore more attractive from a negatively geared tax perspective.
     
  13. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Upgrades are upgrades... not repairs.
     
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    The young neighbour across the road wandered over to see what we were up to while we were working on the reno on our IP (we haven't mentioned that its an IP, he thinks we are moving in). He started saying how him and the other neighbours were so glad that we won the auction, that he didn't want it going to the indian bidders who we out bid, because they would just be investors and would be going to put townhouses up.
    He also went on to say that he has heard of people renovating and buying 8 houses, while he hasn't even had a chance to buy or renovate one, and thats not fair! I nearly choked on my spit it was so awkward. We have just gone along with him thinking we are moving in as the house is in a bit of a rough area and he has been helping keep an eye on the house and scare the squatters away that had been using our backyard to access the house next door (a hoarder house which thieves/squatters enter every night and steal junk as its also vacant since its not safe for the owner to live in right now). He pops in to our house whenever we are working there uninvited and just doesn't leave. He also says how its not fair that his landlord hasn't renovated his house (exact same house as ours, but not renovated), and how the landlord should have to renovate it for them. LOL..
     
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  15. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Maybe you could score him as a tenant? Win-win or win-lose?????
     
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    In the case of replacing a dud air-con with a newer model (/upgrade) I´d call it a repair, that´s what I did last year to an IP. Don´t think I could have done that straight after purchase.
     
  17. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    You can call it a repair but if you are audited, you will have some explaining to do.
     
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    Lol I think it would be a lose lose- I think he would complain all the time and he already has a "poor me attitude"and landlords must be rich attitude...
     
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    Make sure you don't over capitalize on the reno - like by putting in floor coverings and doors !
     
  20. Colin Rice

    Colin Rice Mortgage Broker Australia Wide Business Member

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    95% lend plus full cap of LMI so circa 98%+.

    Client asks if they can get a bit extra for a pool / car / reno etc.

    Been asked that on numerous occasions.
     
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