“Murphy’s Law” for Landlords

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by PropertyQuotes, 5th Mar, 2009.

  1. PropertyQuotes

    PropertyQuotes Member

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    Thought I'd share a couple of lighter (?) moments about being a Landlord... and would love to hear stories/experiences from other self-managing Landlords

    Murphy's Law #1
    Your best tenant will get a job transfer during the worst rental market of the decade

    Murphy's Law #2
    When a tenant attempts to fix the leaky tap himself, expect to not only replace the tap but the entire plumbing system too!

    Murphy's Law #3
    A tenant's uncanny ability to see dirt and damage will be much greater when thay move in than when they move out.

    Murphy's Law #4
    When a tenant calls and says "Hi, how's it going?" you know that something is drastically wrong

    Murphy's Law #5
    Proper disposal of bacon grease for a tenant is always down the kitchen sink.
     
  2. fernfurn

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    Just had a ring from the PM yesterday, the power had gone off and everything came on except the 2 loungeroom downlights. They replaced the fuse and still no lights. Was thinking I would have to call an electrician when it hit me, wouldnt it be logical those 2 downlight bulbs have blown? Told them to try it or else if I have to call an electrician and its only bulbs blown, they will be paying.
     
  3. kissfan

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    Hi celica.

    Was thinking that if the downlights have a dimmer switch, that maybe the lights have been 'turned down'.

    Probably too obvious, but who knows.

    Regards
    Marty
     
  4. fernfurn

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    Thanks for that, but there isnt one.
     
  5. jaycee

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    So, was it the globes ?