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Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Xenia, 22nd Dec, 2016.

  1. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    In theory.
    In reality it was waaay more expensive.
     
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  2. Angel

    Angel Well-Known Member

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    yeah, wow
     
  3. Ted Varrick

    Ted Varrick Well-Known Member

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    Ben, persisting with a high maintenance client like this is not always conducive to happiness in terms of the bottom line.

    On the other hand, sometimes managing situations where tails think they wag dogs might be profitable in some environments, ie. your margins go (way) up...

    TV
     
  4. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Totally Ben,
    I once had a landlord who used to walk into the property any time she wanted. We warned her about privacy laws, she walked in 3 times in one week. Complained about a Matt on the floor being dirty, tenants replacing light globes with ones of lower wattage compromising visibility, wearing out the carpet too much because they had extra guests over this week, bringing an unauthorised child into the premises - she saw a kids toy .... and a bunch of other stuff that were more bullying than actual problems to handle.
    In one of my emails I just asked her to come and pick up her keys because we are no longer managing her property.

    I'm happy to handle any problem but she was just too much drama.

    The guy who gave the tenants the keys is very different, he is a nice person who just did not think but otherwise logical when it comes to solving problems.,
     
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  5. Glenn

    Glenn New Member

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    Xenia,

    Well done on how you handled that sticky situation. Respecting the referral from a current client is important and acting within the laws (not changing locks without permission) is non-negotiable for a licensed agent.

    I am sure that your new landlord has learnt an important lesson and hopefully realises that his tenant selection process can be improved!

    Glenn
     
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  6. fullylucky

    fullylucky Well-Known Member

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    try to be positive and think of the most positive possibility? maybe landlord knows the tenants personally and they are good tenants hassle free.