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#1 RumbleBee

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

EB I need your help!!

I moved overseas almost two years ago, renting out my flat in Australia when I left. The tenant has been (especially initially) somewhat precious, demanding thousands spent on non-essential repairs etc. But fine, we've done it, all good.

And I guess it just shows she has pride in the place, and she does seem to take care of it and (more importantly!) always pays her rent on time.

SO I was thinking of sending her a bottle of champagne or something for Christmas, 'thanks for being a good tenant' kind of thing.

Is this inappropriate? Will going directly to the tenant (obviously, I know the address) annoy the RE agent? Will she feel like I am stalking her?

Or, another possibility, am I just over thinking this?

#2 Fright bat

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

If someone had done that in our tenant days, we would have been thrilled, and spurred to greater heights of care!

#3 Ice Queen

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:42 PM

Sounds great, our last landlord bought us some chocolates and last year I gave her a bottle of wine.

No problem with it at all.

#4 Funwith3

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:42 PM

All the tenant is doing is what she legally has to do. I wouldn't bother with a gift...unless she's putting her own money into your property? For example, planting new plants etc.

#5 Overtherainbow

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:53 PM

we used to give them Christmas rent free.  Our agent didn't like it as it reduced her commission.

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