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    Default auto door openers?

    Hi,

    Just bought first house and going to rent it out the question i have is
    it is a double garage that is separate to the house and i am wondering if it is worthwhile putting automatic doors on at least one door?
    i know if i lived in a house i would want auto doors but do you think im being picky?
    i have doubts as to whether it would add rent but do you think it will attract a better tennant. ( maybe a good family)
    or am i wasting money on this.
    just a thought.

    Thanks
    Karl

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    Depends on the cost of the doors, the area and the type of tenant you are pitching for. Sure everyone will prefer automatic doors (until the engine dies) but I doubt it will make that much difference to the rent. I'm curious to see what others think though.

    Cheers
    David

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    My pick is that it wont add much to the rentability of the property. Nice to have, but not mandatory.

    It might depend on the value of the house though. If the rent is in the higher bracket already, the tenants might be pickier?

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    The remote control tends to be the problem. They get lost or develop faults.

    John

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    None of my tenants use the garage as a garage. Why would they want to automatically open the door?

    TD

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Dog View Post
    None of my tenants use the garage as a garage. Why would they want to automatically open the door? TD
    Faster access to their "tomato" plants?

    G

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Dog View Post
    None of my tenants use the garage as a garage. Why would they want to automatically open the door?

    TD

    Same here!....Funny that!

    I guess they need somewhere though to store all the crap they buy,... with the money they don't have for a deposit!!???.....huh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnL View Post
    The remote control tends to be the problem. They get lost or develop faults.

    John
    This happened to our electric gate... if you want more remotes they will make you replace the whole RF unit. Cost was around $400 bucks... Now imagine doing that every year with new tenants...

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    Thumbs up Cheaper door openers on trade me

    You can buy the whole unit quite cheaply on trademe usually under $200 and there seems to be a thriving trade on obsolete door openers often fetching well above the $60 for the latest model new remote. I'm buying a remote for a rental. This rental has internal access garage which I believe makes a door opener necessary.
    Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by srv View Post
    This happened to our electric gate... if you want more remotes they will make you replace the whole RF unit. Cost was around $400 bucks... Now imagine doing that every year with new tenants...
    ....And me for one of my garages last week. My property manager authorised a quote for $690, I agreed but subsequently saw them on Mitre 10 for $380 + $100 installation.

    Admittedly this is the first time I have had to replace them for a 15 year old property though.

    Lessons learned - (1) worth if for a high end property where tenants would expect it and (2) get your property manager to get you two quotes and also do some quick research on google first yourself!

    LK


 

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