Who is a Landlord?
A landlord is a person (male or female) who rents out a property to someone who pays rent for the use of the facilities. The property can be a house, unit, accommodation, commercial property (offices, shops, warehouse etc), or land. The landlord has many obligations in the arrangement, as does the person pays to use the property. There is usually a written contract between the landlord and the renter. This details the conditions that the renter must adhere to and how much, how and when the renter must pay.
Who Rents a House?
People who do not have the funds to buy a house, unit or similar accommodation do so. Generally, they do not have the finances to pay for a house. They may rent while saving to buy a house, they may choose to always rent, or it might be temporary accommodation. I know our family rented not only because we had limited funds. My husband ‘s work meant that we were transferring from state to state frequently.
I recall with all the rental properties we had in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland we never had a problem with our landlord. We seldom had problems with the properties. It was not necessary to get any
on any of the properties that I remember.
Who is the problem now? Builders or Landlords?
We eventually bought a house. Sometime later after I left the marriage, I was house-sitting for several years before I rented an apartment on my own. It was a brand new, never been lived it, building. There were many problems which meant I had to contact the real estate agent to get repairs done. I found that often I was not believed that there was a problem. they always took a long time to do anything. Even when I had a serious electrical issue the agent said it was fixed when it wasn’t. No one even visited to check!
I do get the feeling that the standard of building has diminished. I’ve written about the property that I am now in. The building does seem to have some problems. Perhaps very low-cost items were used in the build. There are several things that were in need of fixing as I arrived. They were never fixed. It is clear looking around the building that there are already signs of some things have deteriorated. The manager has not done any of the 3 monthly inspections, and nothing has been fixed. I am currently looking for other accommodation!
There have been “stories” about the poor standard of recent buildings. Is there a trend to poor quality builds? I don’t know.