Personally I’d steer clear of providing internet services. You’re potentially lining yourself up for a whole world of hurt with support demands and complaints. If the tenant wants internet access then it should be up to them to organise it for themselves.
Well put Adrian. It’s a tough balancing act between maintaining some sort of moral standard and progressing in a business sense. Toughest of all for the nice guy who wants to do the right thing by everyone.
I’d say bank will probably treat as commercial given that it’s a going concern, and Richard Taylor is right, the insurance will eat into the majority, if not all of your profit. Not something that I would personally look at but do your DD, it may be something you’re prepared to do.
Find a good mortgage broker and get them to do the hard yards for you (that’s their job after all). You might have a bit of trouble with the job stability side of things, but the fact you’ve got no debt will work in your favour. What area are you in? Others on this forum are bound to have recommendations of a good broker in your area.
Jeff123 replied to the topic New Metal Roof – My Chippy/builder wants to do… Thoughts in the forum Value Adding 6 years ago
Pretty sure most states would be in the same ballpark with this – ie he’d need to be a specifically licensed roofer.
It’s a tricky question because everyone’s goals and aspirations (and personal circumstances) are going to be different. Best thing to do it=s what you’ve done: get advise and carefully weigh up the pros and cons of each situation. Good luck.
From what I've heard, if it's built to a good standard and there's no major incursions where there shouldn't be, the approval shouldn't be too hard to get, although depending on the Council they can make it a bit of a pain. One downside could be that once they know about it they may order it rectified if they don't approve…
Don't know about "encapsulation" – sounds like a bit of an impressive buzz word, but steam cleaning is always the best for me. Just make sure the house has a good air flow to dry the carpets out. Or hire a carpet blower (dryer) to ensure it dries out perfectly.
I don't see a problem with you leaving your phone number for the agent to pass on to a couple of their clients. Obviously you probably can't get their details unless they've already volunteered them but I don't think it's an unreasonable request.
Jeff123 replied to the topic How to find how much a house was sold for and in what year? in the forum General Property 6 years, 7 months ago
That's a really good question and one that I've often wondered. I would assume that there is some sort of legal obligation on the part of the agent to report this but I have no idea where it would go.
It sounds as though the owners almost have it in for you. If you're getting no joy from the agent (and it sounds as though you're not), I'd suggest having a word to the tribunal via their help line to see where you stand. If these defects weren't acknowledged in your original lease…
The numbers look in the normal range, you've done your DD, if you're still having doubts you should probably pull out. Often your gut is the best test. Final decision can only be made by you though.
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