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Topic # 242259 18-Oct-2018 08:59
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As I' moving shortly I've asked the property manager for the apartment I was renting if she woudl be referee.  She replied "no problem you've been an amazing tenant"


So here's the thing.  To be an amazing tenant it seems all that you have to do is pay your rent on time, keep the place tidy, not break anything, report any issues and co-operate with the landlord's contractors.  Stuff that I would want to do anyway.


It make me wonder what most tenants they deal with are like?


 





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  Reply # 2110228 18-Oct-2018 09:13
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Watch that TV show ' Renters ' and see what they have to deal with

 

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  Reply # 2110229 18-Oct-2018 09:14
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You have no idea how bad some people can be.

 

I'm in an apartment and the building manager said people will see things are broken/damaged etc but will not bother letting him know. I got home one afternoon and drove into our garage. The roller door jammed half way down as it was closing and wouldn't go up/down. I rung him straight away and put a note on the door to let others know he was aware. Later I went back down and he was fixing it, he was so appreciative of me simply telling him. He said most people would just not care and leave it as is. I was honestly shocked as ringing him was not hard, but sounded like it was a regular thing in our building.

 

And thats just shared spaces, I wouldn't want to know what inside each apartment is like.


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  Reply # 2110232 18-Oct-2018 09:17
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You're right, being an amazing tenant means just being a tenant that does the things a tenant is supposed to do.  Just so happens that it seems to be uncommon for that to be the case.  Either that or the amazing/good tenants are in the majority, and the bad tenants are a loud/time-consuming minority.  I think anytime a propery manager/landlord doesn't have to talk to you as a tenant for any reason other than an issue with the property, that's a good tenant/landlord relationship.  


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  Reply # 2110275 18-Oct-2018 09:26
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Having been both a tenant and a home owner, I think the key to being a good tenant is just treating the property as if it was your own.  Simple.


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  Reply # 2110281 18-Oct-2018 09:34
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My mother was a property manager for a number of years, she had some right horror stories about tenants and the unusual things she came across.......

 

Friends rented a place years ago in Mt Wellington - was only as I was helping them move in that I noticed some holes in a bedroom door....... previous tenant had been using the door as target practice with a rifle.

 

 





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  Reply # 2110292 18-Oct-2018 09:48
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this is very similar to the "bystander effect" with human psychology.  It becomes someone else's problem.

 

 

 

Sad.


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  Reply # 2110310 18-Oct-2018 10:18
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Linux:

 

Watch that TV show ' Renters ' and see what they have to deal with

 

John

 

 

 

 

Have watched this show and I do love it, but I can't help thinking how much of it is edited to pick out the worse of the worse for the sake of 'good' TV..

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2110980 19-Oct-2018 14:04
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MikeAqua:

It make me wonder what most tenants they deal with are like?


 

 

 

Most tenants aren't that bad, but it's the really bad ones that stick out and stay in your memory. When I was a kid I occasionally helped my dad clean out rental places, some of which were in a state where, if you'd kept animals in there, the SPCA would have prosecuted you for it. It included washing down with disinfectant at the end of each day, and putting the overalls in a bag full of mothballs to kill the fleas.

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  Reply # 2111000 19-Oct-2018 14:41
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Blurtie:

 

Linux:

 

Watch that TV show ' Renters ' and see what they have to deal with

 

John

 

 

 

 

Have watched this show and I do love it, but I can't help thinking how much of it is edited to pick out the worse of the worse for the sake of 'good' TV..

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be honest, if they just took the worst 20% they wouldn't have to edit at all :) 

 

I had some truly terribly landlords, and was pretty much a model tenant, *except* I expected what I paid for.

 

I knew my rights, that upset a few people. 

 

I never left a place worse than I found it, and often they were much cleaner after I moved out than they were when I moved in. 

 

Tenant are the reason I don't want rental properties.


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  Reply # 2111015 19-Oct-2018 15:00
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networkn: Tenant are the reason I don't want rental properties.

 

 

I own a place that's divided into self-contained upstairs and downstairs units. I lived downstairs and rented out upstairs.

 

  • They flooded the place and didn't tell me; I got home from work and found water in the garage
  • Six months later they flooded the place again and didn't tell me
  • A different tenant put a pot on the stove and went out; I heard the smoke alarm going off
  • One found that you could pull an external door off its hinges to enter without a key and - surprise, surprise - didn't tell me (I saw him doing it one day when he'd forgotten his keys)

It should be no surprise to hear that I no longer have tenants.


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  Reply # 2111065 19-Oct-2018 16:05
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Tennets in the neighbours house left a mess 

 

It took the landlord 3 jumbo bins to get rid of it all, shovelling rubbish out of the garage . Took 3 weeks+ for the cleanup
In the 2 years they were there, they never once put out trash at top of drive for weekly rubbish collection, must have all gone
into the garage. Of course carpets were trashed, whole inside had to be repainted .
tennents before them actually built a `room` under the house, filled it up with trash & sealed it off :-0

 

What the landlord should have done would be leave the neighbouring houses his contact details, we would have loved to tell him what
was going on but no one new how to contact him .


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  Reply # 2111076 19-Oct-2018 16:20
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Common decency is not common any longer it seems. undecided


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  Reply # 2111078 19-Oct-2018 16:23
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Yet the current Government wants to boost tenants rights even more.

 

I would be ok if they rebalanced the rights to stop predatory landlords, however, they have done nothing for Landlords who have predatory tenants. 


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Common decency is not common any longer it seems. undecided



I have a strong suspicion that it eloped with it's long-time companion Common Sense...

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  Reply # 2111085 19-Oct-2018 16:37
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networkn:

 

Yet the current Government wants to boost tenants rights even more.

 

I would be ok if they rebalanced the rights to stop predatory landlords, however, they have done nothing for Landlords who have predatory tenants. 

 

 

boosting tenant right = damaging the property? if you think that way then yeah

 

 

 

how do you suggest to 'deal' with the 'predatory tenants'? put them in jail?






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