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    Apparently its my fault the bond was released but damage existed

    Hi All, Dont know if you remember a previous post regarding my IP in Bathurst where the bond was released when tenant damage existed to furniture (place rented furnished) and the walls. I am still trying to sort it out with agent but they are making me feel like Im the bad guy for chasing...
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    bond released but damage exists....PM implying the door stoppers not sufficient

    Hi all, Tenants left my IP back in July. Bond was released and PM noted only a few things. I visisted IP in Oct and noticed broken chairs (house rented furnished), missing mugs and holes in the walls behind 3 of the 6 bedrooms. Agent released bond. I said things will need to be fixed...
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    If a property is rented furnished, does the bond cover damage to furniture?

    Hi all, I have just been to my IP for the first time since tenants left in Aug. They rented the house furnished but there are some things the agent did not note before the bond was released. Door handles through the gyprock walls (even with door stops), broken hoover, plastic outdoor chair...
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    How much input as a landlord, is too much? I cant do their job and mine....

    Dear Brains Trust, I have an agent who keeps putting up dodgy photos of my rental property. The hosue is up for rent for $500/wkbecasue its 6 beds / 3 living areas / 2 outdoor entertaining areas with each room fully furnished and equipped. We decided that this rent is fair considering all the...
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    Is is possible to have several agents working to find you a tenant?

    Dear Brains Trust, Can I have 2 agents bidding to find a tenant or does this breach some kind of law???? They both seem to want to sign me up on an exclusive management agreement (already signed up with one agent) with 30 days notice to terminate by either the agent or landlord. One agent...
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    Urgent Help! Tenant Application...

    Dear Brains Trust, Some of you may remember I own an IP in Bathurst which has been vacant now for 5 months (4/5/6 bedrooms and fully furnished). The agent called today with an application Yay! A family with 4 kids (11/8/5/5mths) and an 'outside' dog (which they never are especially...
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    Still no tenant - life looking real dim. Pretty miserable

    Hi all, Some of you may remember my previous posts, the last one called "Advice, suggestions or help on other ways I can tear my hair out". This was regarding my IP in Bathurst which was originally setup like a boarding house (all fully equipped and furnished) with 6 bedrooms. UPDATE = is...
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    Advice, help or suggestions on other ways I can pull my hair out?

    Dear Brains Trust, I am replying to a post by Ausprop in a thread titled 'What should a PM be doing? To be prefectly honest, I dont know what the deal is.... Im a first timer and have headed the advice of the agent. You might remember previous threads - I had a 6 bedroom property in...
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    RUN Property Management

    Dear Brains Trust, I have heard the ads on the radio lately for RUN Property Management - they only cater for renting not sales. Has anyone had any dealings with these guys? Comments? Thanks in advance, Peta
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    How long it too long???

    Dear brains trust, I was wondering if someone could tell me at what stage I should become concerned about my property being vacant? This is a first IP for me and since dec 6th 2007 it is now with a second agent as the first was really bad. My plan is to rent to uni students in Bathust and I...
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    Rental inspections and application procedures

    Hi All, I was wondering if someone can tell me what is the usual practise when it comes to renting a vacant property. When enquiries are made at a RE office and inspections are conducted - it is common practise to inform the landlord of inspections when they occur or only once an application...
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    HELP! House wont rent

    Hi all, I just read the thread by goswa regarding rent by room. That was exactly the plan I had with the fist IP I have just bought in Bathurst. The only agent in the area that does this was crap at customer service so I went elsewhere and they dont do it that way coz there are too many grey...
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    Rental Leases - Urgent help needed

    Dear Brains Trust, If any of you out there have added in various conditions to your tenant leases please let me know. I am currently in the process of signing up with a managing agent for my first IP in Bathurst and need to know what sorts of 'special conditions' are common and accepted...
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    Using Hydropoxy to waterproof???? HELP!

    Hi all, I have just had a building inspection completed on an IP in Bathurst I am looking to secure. All pretty good, only thing is the lower storey's left wall is also the retaining wall and hasnt been waterproofed - the property is approx 20yrs old (current owners were also the builders)...
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    One for the IT gurus...

    How can I set up internet in a uni house where I supply the phone ports and they log on under individual user names and access codes (like separate accounts) and pay for their own individual internet usage? Apparently someone is already doing this in the area I am buying into. The students...
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    IP Potential in Bathurst

    Hi all, Any thoughts on IP's in Bathurst? I have heard they have lost of industry and other avenues for employment there eg: The goal Edgels Pet Food TAFE UNI Normal commercial sector Are there any others? It wasnt mentioned in the Sydney Telegraph's NSW Property Guide for...
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    Providing a furnished house

    I have some contacts to obtain second hand furniture to furnish a rental property for uni students but I wanted to know if anyone knows of a way to obtain second hand furniture from motels or hotels so that there is some sort of consistency in terms of furnishing the house. Do they auction...
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    Past sales histories on specific properties

    Hi all, Once upon a time, someone in here gave me a web address to obtain past sales histories for specific properties. I have been back to the website I thought it was but cannot find this function. It asks for property address and region and state and then generates the last sold date and...
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    Cost of lining walls

    I was wondering how much it would cost to line a room with 3 walls made of single brick with timber frames and gyprock (space approx 6x6m) to make it legal as a bedroom?
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    Building regulations

    Hi all, Does anyone know what the building regulations are in relation to converting an underhouse rumpus room into 2 bedrooms with regard to providing windows. I know there must be windows to make it legal, but what size do they need to be and do they need to be ones that can open? If I am...
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