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Old 06-08-2011, 09:23 AM   #16
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Thinking back to the houses that buddies lived-in during my college years (1998-2002), there is no way I'd want college kids renting a house to which I eventually planned on moving back. There is a chance you are will get "Good" kids who take care of it, and keep it clean. This is more likely if you rent to girls. I'd be more worried about raging keggers, beer-soaked subfloors, cigarette-burned carpet/furniture and random damage than what TV to give them. A word of advice - if it isn't too far out of the way, stop in to pickup the rent payment. That way you can keep an eye on things. Somewhat random drop-bys are a good idea too. I remember some of my buddies saying "no party this weekend, landlord comes this Sunday."

Also, are you going to give them technical support if they cannot connect to the WiFi, or go into the router and mess up a bunch of settings? I'd make sure the router/WAP is password protected to enter the setup so that doesn't happen.

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If I were a LL in a college town I would ONLY rent to grad students.

Med students are ideal.

It's all about where you advertise.
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When I was in college I rented two different "bare bones" houses. I paid all utilities and cable (internet wasn't around back then). We treated the two houses respectfully, but I wanted to put my one roommates head through a wall. What a weirdo he was.

I wouldn't be renting to anyone - college kids or otherwise - unless I got a substantial deposit.
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I was in as many reprehensible rentals as I knew reprehensible renters.

Of note: Two friends rented a death trap owned by a college professor! Sewer gas seeped into the house, the kitchen floor was so sloped that anything dropped would roll across the room, and last, but not least, all the modern conveniences with an indoor hornet's nest
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Go for the Gold Dude. Just follow your interests and thoughts...
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I would provide the proper infrastructure for the TV/phone/internet but have it all go to a patch panel in a separate locked room. They would pay for the service (basically you subscribe but they get the bill) and you'd simply have to go hook it up in that room.
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I agree with the others, there's no way I would provide any equipment other than the equipment provided by the sat co and the phone co, period.

The TV will get trashed and/or stolen - you wont find it. Add the cost of a new one (not on sale) to the deposit.

Their parents will pay for it - so let them....

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I agree with the others, there's no way I would provide any equipment other than the equipment provided by the sat co and the phone co, period.

The TV will get trashed and/or stolen - you wont find it. Add the cost of a new one (not on sale) to the deposit.

Their parents will pay for it - so let them....

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Hmm. My parents would have never paid for this (and didn't pay for any of my education 4 years college + 3 yrs grad school).

Once someone is 18 they are legally responsible for all debts they incur, not their parents. Go ahead, try and sue their parents for this sort of thing, she where it gets ya.

But I guess some parents want to continue to infantalize their kids for as long as possible.
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Agreed with everyone; there is absolutely no need for you to be supplying all this.

In none of my houses at University did we ever get provided with a TV or internet; if we wanted them, we had to organise it ourselves.

All we had was a bed, desk, wardrobe and chair in each bedroom. If we were lucky the house came with a living room with a couple of sofas and a coffee table (in two of the houses I lived in, both downstairs rooms were turned into additional bedrooms).

We also got the luxury of an ancient oven that when the grill was lit flames would fly out of it, and a rotten door that led to the landlords stock of tools - which I was very pleased to have used to smash our kitchen window and for the lovely guest to take my laptop away with them.

My point is; if you can supply a pleasant, safe and secure property, any reasonable student should be more than pleased.

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