‘KEEPING the cutlery sharp’ isn’t something you’d find in your standard lease agreement, but common sense hasn’t stopped some tenants from making insane complaints. The rules around renting a home can be confounding, but some tenants are known to ‘try their luck’ and demand some pretty wacky stuff.Simon Hampel, founder of property investor website PropertyChat.com.au, said a recent forum thread caught his eye.Mr Hampel said in most cases with over-demanding tenants, it’s a matter of inexperience.“Some of those people are naive – maybe they’re young and inexperienced or maybe they’ve never been responsible for the upkeep of a property themselves and don’t really understand how much things cost or what’s reasonable to expect.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:23Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Passive aggressive notes! The truth about share houses…02:23 Related videos 02:23Passive aggressive notes! The truth about share houses…01:57Save on rent but still live close to the CBD01:54VIC rental legislation changes: What does it mean for you?01:08Flatmates wanted! Top 10 hottest suburbs 01:35Renting in Australia: issues faced by tenants02:09Rental AffordabilityMr Hampel said landlords aren’t immune from being unreasonable either.“In my experience, sometimes the owners are just as problematic – demanding unreasonable things from their tenants.“It’s about balance – all parties need to understand their rights and responsibilities and it’s in a landlord’s best interest to maintain their property to a reasonable standard to minimise tenant churn – but they also need to manage their costs. This is an investment after all.”However, even the most reasonable landlord might find a few of these posts from PropertyChat members hard to swallow:“My tenant complained to me about the loud ping of the microwave in the apartment next door. Yup.”“I manage one of our i.p.’s (investment properties) and got a request a couple of months back. ‘Can you come and sharpen the knives as they are not sharp anymore?’ It seems the tenants aren’t either.”“Last year a tenant sent one of our landlords an invoice for $250 – a restaurant bill for a family of 4 including drinks. All had roast. The reason: the oven was not working and they HAD to have roast dinner on the weekend. The stove top was working.”“Tenants complained house had too many flies, it was an 80 year old house in regional Vic.”“Tenants insisted on removing ‘old cupboard’ (Art Deco Stained Glasss) in the kitchen, then complained about lack of storage.”“My best one, so far, was the Cairns tenant who complained the rain came in when the window was open.”“Not one of mine but I read online: Tenant complains of dripping tap after hours, PM deems as non urgent so files it away for the morning. Tenant gets aggravated by the sound, abuses PM says its keeping her kids awake, tenant calls an after-hours plumber themselves threatening to forward the bill. Plumber gets there – turns out the sound is not from the tap, but someone left their electric toothbrush switched on inside the vanity cupboard.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago“Tenant threatening to sue the owner for not having access to her back yard due to bindies …”“My (overseas student) tenants complained that the smoke alarm wouldn’t turn off. Property is just around the corner. I go over, smoke alarm is still going off 15 minutes later. Took it down, noticing a wet patch on the ceiling. Water leak? No. Tenants got sick of it going off every time they burned their toast, so they would throw water at it to ‘cool it down’ and make it stop beeping. Water had fried the electronics. Lucky it wasn’t hard wired.”“Got an email the other day saying “my toilet has a voice of concern” We took that as meaning that the toilet was making noises. Lol Or maybe it was just ta (l) king sh**.”“Mum and dad are on a rural property and their neighbour has complained to their landlord that there are rabbits and wildlife coming into their yard! (They rent 5 acres of land).Their landlord forwarded an application for gun ownership.”Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter @kieranclair
By Tony SteelePEORIA, Ariz. (April 28) – Jason Noll picked off his third win in four events in the IMCA Modified division Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park.Noll raced his way from sixth to an early lead, overtaking Jay Foster who started on the front row. Once Noll found himself out front, his MRT Chassis was set on cruise control to his third win in four points races at Canyon.Chaz Baca Jr. and John Parmeley put on a good show, both coming from the fifth row to land on the podium, with Baca eventually working his way around Parmeley to finish in second.Chase Alves accepted a $100 challenge to start in the rear of the Arizona Differential IMC Northern SportMod field, only able to take the money home with a trip to victory lane.Alves methodically worked his way through the field, picking off cars one by one on his trek to the front. Speedy Madrid fought Alves to the checkered, but eventually it was Alves victorious, earning his $100 bonus and another trip to CSP victory lane.In the Desert Restorations IMCA Hobby Stock feature it was another typical Joe vs. Joe battle between Peterson and Vlasity. Peterson grabbed the early lead and had a better handling car than Vlasity, which would turn out to be the ultimate difference. Peterson grabbed another feature win ahead of Vlasity and Bradley Stafford.
“Folks, this could be the beginning of the pathway back to normal life, but please respect and follow these limitations,” Curry said in the video. “We’ll get back to life as we know it but we must be patient.”This comes a month after Florida officials received backlash for allowing beaches to remain open during spring break in March, which resulted in a spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. Most counties closed their beaches in response or kept them open under very restrictive conditions.At a news conference in Fort Lauderdale, DeSantis said that some municipalities should feel free to start opening up parks and beaches, but it would have to be done safely with distancing guidelines remaining in place.DeSantis said it was important for people to have access to the amenities that outside provides including sunshine and fresh air as well as an opportunity to exercise.“Do it in a good way. Do it in a safe way,” DeSantis said. Following President Donald Trump’s announcement that state officials can decide when to lift COVID-19 restrictions, Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis gave the green light today for some beaches in Florida to begin reopening.Beaches in Jacksonville will be among the first to reopen in the United States as the COVID-19 pandemic reaches its peak in the country with over 30,000 deaths.Jacksonville Mayor, Lenny Curry, said Duval County’s beaches were reopening Friday afternoon with restricted hours. Curry said the beaches can only be used for walking, biking, hiking, fishing, running, swimming, taking care of pets and surfing.The beaches will be open between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Curry said in a video posted to social media. Gatherings of 50 or more people are prohibited and people must still have to keep their distance from one another.
New Delhi, Apr 19 (PTI) After scoring a dominant win in the tournament opener, top seed Vishnu Vardhan hailed the ambitious Asian Tennis Tour (ATT), launched by ATF. Vardhan thrashed Tenzin Dorji from Bhutan 6-1 6-1 in the opening round. Dorji, junior Indian Davis Cupper Adil Kalyanpur and Cambodias Kenny Bun released balloons in presence of Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) President Anil Khanna to mark the opening ceremony. Khanna said it is their sincere endeavour to help the Asian players, who struggle to make money in the demanding tennis world. “Only top-100 players are making money in todays tennis world. We are trying to help our Asian players by offering them decent money,” Mr Khanna said. He also said that five players to be picked from ATT for IPTL will earn great experience apart from getting chances to get wild cards for ITF Futures and ATP Challengers. Vardhan said it would have been great if such an initiative was launched a decade back. “The Asian Tennis Tour is a great initiative organised by the AITA and Asian Tennis Federation. It helps in the two ways; its a great opportunity in terms of transition when you make from juniors to mens and also for other players who want to make extra money which they can use for training and travelling purposes in terms of lack of sponsorships,” Vardhan said. “It should have been a great initiative, if it would have been 10 years back that could have been much easier for me to make my transition from juniors to mens but nevertheless sports is improving right now and I would like to thank Anil Khanna sir for this beautiful initiative at this right moment when the ITF has made the change in the prize money and where there are not going to be anymore USD 10,000 from next year and its a welcome change, where many Asian countries would find it tough to get sponsors to organise the USD 15,000 tournament which is minimum in futures events. So, now they can organise the ATT and can benefit their own players.” PTI AT CM CMadvertisement