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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Keith
    Had it about 5 years and have two trips a year built in cost structure. It is at the expensive end of the rent range and, apart from 1, good tenants. I use a PM to find and vet tenants. They do it for free or low cost to landlords. I have a list of trusted Tradesmen which I got from the experienced local real estate agent that I bought it off. I pay them immediately on emailing me an invoice and get good service from them. They arrange access with tenants. The house is a low maintenance stand alone two bedroom unit with internal entry garage. I have a clause to have a professional carpet cleaning at the end of tenancy by one of my trusted companies. Along with PM taking new tenants through this gives me a good idea if I have to do anything.
    I think that I have probably been lucky with tenants and tradesmen but the process of getting and maintaining both groups seems to work.
    I think you have been lucky as well.

    Scroll down a bit until you see "What are examples of RTA breaches?"

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    Hi Keys
    I did know about the professional carpet cleaning, so when pressed I agree that this is the standard and let them do it themselves. The fact is that it is to that standard before they move in as I will get it professionally cleaned and I have the invoice whether or not the tenant pays.
    Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keys View Post
    I think you have been lucky as well.

    Scroll down a bit until you see "What are examples of RTA breaches?"

    I can't see what the problem is if a tenant agrees in the original agreement to 'professionally' clean the carpets when they leave the property, knowing that when they moved in the carpets were in the same acceptable state.

    I think K purposely antagonizes every argument for the sake of argueing (as he does on the TM message boards), just because he needs to try and prove a bullshit political point, instead of seeing practical reason and common sense!

    i.e. simply, if the tenants agree in their original agreement to have the carpets cleaned ( cause the carpets were beautifully cleaned when they moved in and they wish to leave them the same for the next tenants after them), then so be it, and let them have the carpets cleaned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen View Post
    I can't see what the problem is if a tenant agrees in the original agreement to 'professionally' clean the carpets when they leave the property, knowing that when they moved in the carpets were in the same acceptable state.

    I think K purposely antagonizes every argument for the sake of argueing (as he does on the TM message boards), just because he needs to try and prove a bullshit political point, instead of seeing practical reason and common sense!

    i.e. simply, if the tenants agree in their original agreement to have the carpets cleaned ( cause the carpets were beautifully cleaned when they moved in and they wish to leave them the same for the next tenants after them), then so be it, and let them have the carpets cleaned!
    Suggest you read S 11(3).

    Suggest you also abide by the law with your tenancies. As for the "antagonizes" comment. What's correct is my stance. What is yours?

    This is not the first time you've promoted unlawful acts.

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    Reader wrote I have a clause to have a professional carpet cleaning at the end of tenancy by one of my trusted companies…I think that I have probably been lucky…

    Keys wrote I think you have been lucky as well. Scroll down a bit until you see "What are examples of RTA breaches?".

    Glen wrote I can't see what the problem is if a tenant agrees in the original agreement to 'professionally' clean the carpets when they leave the property, knowing that when they moved in the carpets were in the same acceptable state.

    I think K purposely antagonizes every argument for the sake of argueing (as he does on the TM message boards), just because he needs to try and prove a bullshit political point, instead of seeing practical reason and common sense!

    i.e. simply, if the tenants agree in their original agreement to have the carpets cleaned ( cause the carpets were beautifully cleaned when they moved in and they wish to leave them the same for the next tenants after them), then so be it, and let them have the carpets cleaned!

    Keys wrote Suggest you read S 11(3).

    Suggest you also abide by the law with your tenancies. As for the "antagonizes" comment. What's correct is my stance. What is yours?

    This is not the first time you've promoted unlawful acts.


    The Tenancy Tribunal


    Mr Keys, Mr Glen and the tribunal clerk sit silently in the hearing room waiting. In strides the adjudicator and after the usual formalities all are seated except the clerk who, as if following a well practised script, walks over to lay a pin and a small bottle of bubble mix on the adjudicator’s table before moving across to Mr Keys where she places a box of tissues immediately in front of him.

    Clerk Just in case Mr Keys…

    Mr Keys (whispering and pointing to the adjudicator) What’s the story with all that kids’ stuff?

    Clerk (whispering back) She likes bursting bubbles.

    Mr Keys (swallowing hard as the sweating starts) Oh…

    Adjudicator Good morning everyone. So Mr Keys, today you are here as a tenant making a claim against your landlord, Mr Glen.

    Mr Keys Yes, Your Honour. I decided to have a well earned break by the sea to sample some of that fresh ocean air and to get away from all these foolish property owners I have to deal with who don’t know what they are doing and never listen to my advice. I try my best to help these people but sometimes I just wonder if it’s worth it.

    Adjudicator How interesting. Now, what then Mr Keys, is your claim against Mr Glen?

    Mr Keys That he is in breach of s11(3) by writing on our tenancy agreement that I had to use professional carpet cleaner at the end of the tenancy. This is after I had repeatedly told him to stop committing this and other unlawful acts at his other rentals. He is supposed to know what he is doing, isn’t he, Your Honour? With the utmost of respect to you, I believe you would welcome the opportunity to teach errant and cavalier landlords like Mr Glen a sharp lesson in the RTA. The more landlords that know what they are doing the better, wouldn’t you say?

    Adjudicator (looking to Mr Glen) I say nothing Mr Keys, I just rule. But yes, what Mr Keys says would certainly be to everyone’s advantage. Now Mr Glen, it is certainly true that you cannot, as of right, expect a tenant to have the carpets professionally cleaned at the end of the tenancy. The tenant only has to leave the property in a reasonably clean and tidy condition. That is an obligation on the tenant and to expect that is your right.

    Mr Glen Yes, I know.

    Adjudicator It is also true that s11(3) of the RTA says that any waiver of any right by the tenant is of no effect.

    Mr Glen Yes, I know.

    Adjudicator Mr keys has apparently advised you of this and yet you still insisted on having a professional carpet cleaning clause on your tenancy agreement.

    Mr Glen Yes, I know.

    Adjudicator Mr Keys, prey tell me, where is your right that you insist Mr Glen is forcing you to waive?

    Mr Keys Er…

    Adjudicator And, Mr Keys, where does it say anywhere in the RTA that a landlord who writes a clause in the tenancy agreement about professional carpet cleaning is acting unlawfully?...

    Mr Keys Er…

    Adjudicator …or indeed is even in breach of the RTA?

    Mr Keys(resigned to more tears) Er… But Your Honour, I’ve told the whole world that what Mr Glen is doing is wrong. They all look up to me.

    Adjudicator (quietly, slowly, and disapprovingly) The whole world? Really? Well from where I’m sitting I’m not looking up.

    Mr Keys (as Mr Glen grins and pulls faces in Mr Keys’ direction) Er…

    The clerk rushes over, grabs a tissue and hands it to Mr Keys. The adjudicator blows a huge bubble and eagerly picks up the pin.

    Adjudicator This is not the first time you've misunderstood the RTA.

    Claim dismissed!
    Last edited by Apple; 16-02-2009 at 12:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple View Post

    Adjudicator Mr Keys, prey tell me, where is your right that you insist Mr Glen is forcing you to waive?
    Suggest you read S40 (1 e iii)

    Adjudicator And, Mr Keys, where does it say anywhere in the RTA that a landlord who writes a clause in the tenancy agreement about professional carpet cleaning is acting unlawfully?...

    Suggest you read S137 (1) and re read this
    Last edited by Keys; 16-02-2009 at 11:37 AM.

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    Originally Posted by Apple

    Adjudicator Mr Keys, prey tell me, where is your right that you insist Mr Glen is forcing you to waive?

    Suggest you read S40 (1 e iii)


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    Adjudicator And, Mr Keys, where does it say anywhere in the RTA that a landlord who writes a clause in the tenancy agreement about professional carpet cleaning is acting unlawfully?...

    Suggest you read S137 (1) and re read this
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    The adjudicator Mr Keys, your constant attempts to take up tribunal time and have the last word are becoming tedious. Your application for a rehearing is denied. For what good it will do I will tell you why.

    I know s40(1 e iii) off by heart. Yet again, Mr Keys, prey tell me where is the right that you insist Mr Glen is forcing you to give up? Do you understand the difference between a right and a responsibility? It seems not.

    Let us look at s137(1a) and (1b)

    First (1a). In what way does Mr Glen, by insisting that you have the carpets professionally cleaned, contravene the part of the act that obliges you to leave the property reasonably clean?

    Next (1b). How does the professional carpet cleaning clause defeat, evade or prevent the operation of the tenantís responsibility to leave the property reasonably clean and tidy? A professional clean may or may not bring the carpets up the level of cleanliness demanded by the RTA, a level that this tribunal will decide. I trust you can now see that there are two separate issues here Mr Keys that you are confusing. Alas, I fear though that you cannot see.

    Mr Keys Thank you Your Honour for showing me the errors of my ways.

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    Apple...you are just a barrel of laughs aren't you?

    G

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    Quote Originally Posted by revdev View Post
    Apple...you are just a barrel of laughs aren't you?

    G

    Other thoughts have crossed my mind Revdev.

    Maybe S85 could help?

    After all, the DBH has made the ruling and obviously Adjudicators will run with it.

    As seen here. If the applicant doesn't know they can claim, the Adjudicator won't give. Many LL's are lucky.

    (apple now rushes to read S85 and compose a witty retort, spending many hours on the format and colouring)
    Last edited by Keys; 16-02-2009 at 04:39 PM.

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    Is that the right link, Keys - what's the connection with carpet cleaning?
    DFTBA


 

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