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Susan Vale, thank you for you kind comment and seeing how these tips can help others. That was truly the point of this post. Hope you have a fabulous day as your comment was lovely to read and respond to. :)

   
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battrass
Loved reading this. We have been renting 11 years now, and have a very good relationship with both owners and real estate. I live in WA. The owners have supported and sometimes paid for cosmetic changes. They are quick to fix things. I have made many changes over the years. I take pride in the garden and home and I know they appreciate us. We now only have one inspection a year. They have recently replaced all bathroom fittings.
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Nadia Najjar

Hi Battrass.....I'm a 79 year old woman who has lived in my WA Homeswest Seniors unit in Perth for 26 years now (since it was newly built) and over the years I have made a lot of changes to the interior decor of my little home, including changing tapware, repainting and decorating every room and designing and planting a tiny tropical-style garden. ..! I always get a lovely response from the annual home inspections and have been told that I am a valued tenant...! I even received a gift voucher one time as a reward for being a good tenant, so i feel lucky to be here. My only complaint would be that, as none of my family live close by and I'm getting a bit "worn out" and going on 80........ I did apply for a transfer to another unit to be closer to my nearest son, but my request was "declined" because, in their opinion, I am "adequately housed"...! Now that does seem a bit insensitive after all my time here as a good tenant, but I'm living on my Age Pension, so can't afford to move to rent privately. A bit sad, really, isn't it......?

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