Friday, August 15


Ugh, Part N

The real-estate agent managing the house I like in Moss Vale has their tenancy application form available online.

I just read through it.

Ugh.  Seriously, ugh.

Depressed again now.

Updated: Just found a property very close to where I live now, which will be open for inspection tomorrow.  That real-estate agent also has their tenancy application form available online - and it's perfectly normal.  It doesn't demand - just to take one example - direct debit access for rent payments.

I'm planning to grab it.  It's very close to the railway line and might be a bit noisy, but it's full brick construction rather than brick veneer, which should help.  And there's a concrete wall along the railway line now, which also helps.

Update: I knew there was a catch.  The same house is also listed as being for sale.

Update: The sales guy said it would be taken off the market if it was let.  But it was dirty and smelled - as though a family had been cooking curry there every night for five years without ever opening the windows.  Which is pretty much what I suspect to be the case.

Bleh.  Back to the hunt.

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1 How so ?

Posted by: Andrew at Friday, August 15 2008 01:14 PM (/uGTr)

2 It's just that everytime I rent - which lately is invariably because I've been forced out because the place is being sold - the agreements are more restrictive and invasive.  You are barely allowed to breathe inside the house, and they want a seventeen-hundred-point identification checklist, your entire employment and education history, your firstborn, and a three-quarter-million life insurance policy.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, August 15 2008 05:11 PM (PiXy!)


Weird.  I usually just ask for a check from my tenants.

Want to move to Wisconsin?


Posted by: TallDave at Wednesday, August 20 2008 04:37 AM (W95Uq)

4 That's just what I'm looking for.  Except for the commute, which might be a bit tricky.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, August 20 2008 02:39 PM (PiXy!)

5 Anyway, I've been looking around some more, and that one tenancy agreement seems to be a anomaly.  Everyone else is pretty normal.  That one agent required (a) a pay slip or bank statement for proof of income, (b) details of your entire rental history, (c) details of any other financial commitments, including all your credit card limits and balances, (d) direct debit access to your bank account for rent payments (no other options, not even cash).  And more!

I think they're crazy.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, August 20 2008 02:44 PM (PiXy!)

6 By the way, I'm paying $470 pw for about 1200 sq ft.  Sydney property prices... sad

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, August 20 2008 02:46 PM (PiXy!)

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