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Discussion in 'Property Management' started by bob shovel, 7th Apr, 2016.

  1. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Anyone see any issues?
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    Whats the deal when you ask the pm for an extra power point because the kitchen isn't functional and also it's a safety issue if the kettle or toaster falls off the bench and they don't do it? There's only a power point on the left.

    Sparky came out worked out to put a point on the right side easy enough (brick internal walls).he came back a couple of days ago with no prior warning or call and replaced the double point on the left with a 5 outlet power point... That does not solve the problem!

    I'm cooking up a storm today and running an extension lead across the stove top, could have been done neater and better but hey I'm just a tenant!
    Mrs rang the pm left a message to break the lease, 2 days later they called me. Pm explained the LL hasn't lived there so they don't know what it's like. I told them I don't care, we do and you (pm) know it's a **** layout and impractical. Then says sparky provided a lump sum price for pp bit not for the other option as he wasn't sure how long etc.. I told them the LL is being tight and it needs to be fixed, it will be an ongoing issue and if they didn't like that sparky get another!
     
  2. Nick Valsamis

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    There isn't much bench space so having one powerpoint for that area to cover is quite normal.
    But it does look like a budget kitchen so you cannot expect them to cater to your every need.

    In the end it isn't the landlords problem if you decided to rent a property with a small kitchen which isn't suitable for your needs.
     
  3. wylie

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    How on earth do you work with so little bench space? I do agree that it needs a power point on the other side. Is there scope where you are standing to take the photo to get yourself a moveable chopping board or extra bench on wheels?
     
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    No bench space at all! Can you put the microwave on top of the fridge?
     
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    What a terrible kitchen - I couldnt live like that.
     
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    Budget with a 900 oven and walk in pantry?? Is a dog's breakfast. And yes we understand "rent as is"

    It's frustrating! Mirroring that bench in front is the sink and same bench space 600mm each side. The owners haven't had a clear plan and /or run out of money there's a few funny things in this place, but there's not a great deal of places to choose from in the area unfortunately. The neighbouring one got 1 split system unit our one had no air con, but after 4months they got the ducted installed - promised within a month if not prior to us moving in. They also had a second split installed on the front one recently.
     
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    That's where we had it but now have a bigger fridge. The microwave was in the laundry!
     
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    Also before moving on there were finishing off jobs that the LL had to get done, air con also after chasing again for a clothes line eventually got put up.... Outside the back door under the patio... at head height
     
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    I've lived in similar set ups, had less bench space in Japan - much smaller actually as the oven was the microwave.

    Just get a small trolley or small table to sit by the bench for the small appliances, as suggested above. I don't think it is fair to rent a place, then expect power points to be installed if you saw what you were getting. No harm in asking though - At least they put something in.

    I would run the extension cord down the left and along the floor if I needed power on the right and didn't have a PowerPoint.
     
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    What an awesome little set up, now left me turn that element on ..........
     
  12. bob shovel

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    Can't do the trolley or leads with kids!
     
  13. Nick Valsamis

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    Couldn't see the walk in pantry but I said budget because:

    1. I don't see any branding on the oven and the rangehood looks like the cheap kind.
    2. They used basic white tiles and didn't run them up towards the rangehood.
     
  14. Nemo30

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    put the trolley in the walk in pantry and wheel it out when using.
     
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    With a kitchen that big, where do you put the kids?
     
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    Can you get rid of the kids?
     
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    Yeah, a bit small Bob.

    I'd need more bench space for all my paraphernalia.
     
  18. Lil Skater

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    Agreed, crappy kitchen.

    Surprised no one mentioned you paying for it to be installed? Extra power points is not a necessary addition, you could choose to put away appliances when not in use or use a trolley next to it for the other appliances. Inconvenient as it is..

    No harm in asking, but they don't have to provide it and an extra power point is only about $200. A lot cheaper than moving house.
     
  19. Bran

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    Wine bottle is too near empty, or not empty enough for the time of day suggested by that shadow (depending on your perspective).
     
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    You've made my crappy kitchen look lavish.
     
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