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bad tenants (by mary [CO]) Apr 21, 2009 7:00 PM
       bad tenants (by Irish [MD]) Apr 21, 2009 7:12 PM
       bad tenants (by AllyM [NJ]) Apr 21, 2009 7:27 PM
       bad tenants (by Virden [OH]) Apr 21, 2009 8:18 PM
       bad tenants (by Emily [TX]) Apr 22, 2009 12:23 PM

bad tenants (by mary [CO]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2009 7:00 PM

State Specific Question About: COLORADO (CO)

I had a bad tenant that moved out and trashed out our property. Since I was afraid of him, I contacted the insurance which took care of everything. I asked the agent if the insurance will go after the tenant to get some money back and he said that they don't do that. I need to report him at and state the loss amount and the insurance's address on the complaint.

Has anyone done anything like that out there? Is it legal? I think that even if he is a scary guy, he should be responsible for the damage and reporting him is the right thing for me to do.

Any inputs on that?

bad tenants (by Irish [MD]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2009 7:12 PM

I can't believe how lucky you are that your insurance co. paid for the damages...

I am not aware of anyone else on this site having success reporting any significant results for reporting on bad

It seems you are still in the vendictive mode and perhaps need to take a step back to re-consider exacting the justice that you desire... sometimes, you have to let things go...and move on... --70.109.xx.xx

bad tenants (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2009 7:27 PM

Since he is a scary guy it's probably safer to just let it go although the insurance company is willing to let you put it in their name with their address.

I just had someone move and gave them their full security back as another tenant put it, "he is an animal and a maniac".

He broke a faucet right off when the handyman and I could not find anything wrong and his wife didn't tell us what the actual problem was.

Removed landscaping to make a garden and never did it but let it go to weeds.

Pulled out a section of tile that just needed regrouting instead of reporting that.

Pulled off weatherstripping moving something.

Caused sections of the countertop to pop off by putting hot pots on it.

Removed the walkin closet shelving brackets and pole and took everything but the pole.

Repainted the bathroom an odd color.

Claimed the toilet was leaking so I would come up there so his wife could tell me how much she didn't like the kitchen tile which is professionally installed and white with gray and blue design and is very nice. I stupidly called a plumber to check the toilet and of course their was nothing wrong so it dawned on me what that was all about.

And I guess there's more but I can't recall.

bad tenants (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2009 8:18 PM

I am also surprised that insurance would cover this, I would watch for the rates to climb up after a claim like this, maybe a cancellation notice. You will need to be more aggressive to stay in control of your property, some tenants are the gentle ones and others will never be happy.

bad tenants (by Emily [TX]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2009 12:23 PM

Scary ex-tenant, trashed the place, afraid of I have Pacific Heights in my head.

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