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Hired Tenant (by GKARL [PA]) May 15, 2019 9:30 AM
       Hired Tenant (by Jeff [CO]) May 15, 2019 9:34 AM
       Hired Tenant (by Deanna [TX]) May 15, 2019 10:14 AM
       Hired Tenant (by Doogie [KS]) May 15, 2019 10:26 AM
       Hired Tenant (by S i d [MO]) May 15, 2019 10:27 AM
       Hired Tenant (by Oregonwoodsmoke [ID]) May 15, 2019 10:36 AM
       Hired Tenant (by Jeff [CO]) May 15, 2019 10:36 AM
       Hired Tenant (by GKARL [PA]) May 15, 2019 11:04 AM
       Hired Tenant (by RB [MI]) May 15, 2019 11:04 AM
       Hired Tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) May 15, 2019 12:34 PM
       Hired Tenant (by DJ [VA]) May 15, 2019 1:44 PM
       Hired Tenant (by GKARL [PA]) May 15, 2019 3:16 PM
       Hired Tenant (by Robert J [CA]) May 16, 2019 12:32 AM
       Hired Tenant (by Vee [OH]) May 16, 2019 10:04 AM

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Hired Tenant (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 9:30 AM
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A few months back, I mentioned that I hired one of my rooming house tenants as a "residential assistant" to clean and turn over rooms. I've had him do miscellaneous painting in various areas of the rooming house as well as in one of my apartments. I pay him directly and immediately after the work is done. Turns out that the guy is a very good painter and worker. He gets stuff done without complaint and is very happy for the extra money (he's on disability and gets 1500 a month). I keep the maintenance duties fairly light, so just cleaning and light painting---although I did have him paint an entire apartment.

I know folks have cautionary tales about hiring tenants and this one could turn out to be the same, but so far so good.

--209.122.xx.xxx




Hired Tenant (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 9:34 AM
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I know of someone who drinks are drives a lot. Never been even pulled over. So far, so good. --76.120.xx.xx




Hired Tenant (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 10:14 AM
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Happy he's reliable.

Is he from an older generation? (ie, a retiree-age, despite his disability?) Or is he a young go-getter? --96.46.xxx.xx




Hired Tenant (by Doogie [KS]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 10:26 AM
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I'm glad it's working. I've had a few work until they didn't. Just make sure to check every job before payment. --72.209.xxx.xxx




Hired Tenant (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 10:27 AM
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GKARL, your story makes me cautiously optimistic. I like that you're paying him directly and after work is done, not using some kind of rent redux scenario which is often ripe for abuse and confusion.

Did you check if the payments he receives from you will have any impact on his disability check? Also, do you plan to 1099 him? In other words, "above" or "below" the table? --173.20.xxx.xxx




Hired Tenant (by Oregonwoodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 10:36 AM
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So far, so good.

Since he isn't licensed and insured, be cautious about having him do any job where he could possibly get hurt, no ladders, no electricity. He already knows how to work the disability system.

He might be fine forever. Most of us have stories about the reliability and trustworthiness of tenants, but that doesn't mean all of them are short on honor. --98.146.xxx.xxx




Hired Tenant (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 10:36 AM
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I know it shouldn't, but it still surprises me that some property owners erase the line between tenants and contractors (uninsured ones, at that).

But that's just me. --76.120.xx.xx




Hired Tenant (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 11:04 AM
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Deanna--he's an older guy with old school work habits. He's neat, is a guy of few words and follows my directions to a T.

Sid: I'm going to 1099 him. You can make upwards to $ 1180 a month on SSD without threatening benefits. He won't be making anywhere near that.

I will not give him anything to do that is more extensive than interior painting and cleaning. None of the painting involved the use of a ladder and I will assign him none that requires it. I'm an incrementalist when it comes to hiring and managing people. Start small, assess their limitations and keep the work assignments within those limitations. He's looking to go into subsidized housing, so he may move at some point. May take awhile though as they have a long waiting list. If he moves and things continue to work out, I'll continue having him handle minor tasks.

--64.121.xxx.xxx




Hired Tenant (by RB [MI]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 11:04 AM
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Only 8% of our worries are worth concerning ourselves about. --184.53.x.xxx




Hired Tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 12:34 PM
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If he gets caught working can he lose his disability payment?? --173.61.xxx.xx




Hired Tenant (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 1:44 PM
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Isn't it nice when things work out well once in a while? : )

Glad for you - hope it lasts --68.10.xxx.x




Hired Tenant (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 3:16 PM
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I hope it lasts as well DJ. He's really helped out, but like most things you have to factor in a shelf life. --64.121.xxx.xxx




Hired Tenant (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 12:32 AM
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I hired my 72 year old tenant of 30 years to do basic gardening in this apartment complex. He worked as a banker, exact and contentious. One day he caught me taking a short cut and walking on "his" lawn. He had a kitten.... Robert don't walk on this freshly cut grass, then the lawn will show your foot steps.

--47.156.xx.xx




Hired Tenant (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 10:04 AM
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Don't let him/her near a video game system.. --76.188.xxx.xx



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