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Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Mar 15, 2023 11:29 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by zero [IN]) Mar 16, 2023 8:03 AM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Rick [IN]) Mar 16, 2023 8:27 AM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Ken [NY]) Mar 16, 2023 8:36 AM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Busy [WI]) Mar 16, 2023 8:37 AM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by S i d [MO]) Mar 16, 2023 8:37 AM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Jim in O C [CA]) Mar 16, 2023 8:54 AM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Mar 16, 2023 10:04 AM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Busy [WI]) Mar 16, 2023 10:09 AM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Jim in O C [CA]) Mar 16, 2023 10:34 AM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Busy [WI]) Mar 16, 2023 10:44 AM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Nicole [PA]) Mar 16, 2023 10:50 AM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Busy [WI]) Mar 16, 2023 10:57 AM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Salernitana [CA]) Mar 16, 2023 11:51 AM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by mike [CA]) Mar 16, 2023 1:12 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Mar 16, 2023 3:06 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Mar 16, 2023 3:46 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Mar 16, 2023 3:46 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by DJ [VA]) Mar 16, 2023 3:55 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by DJ [VA]) Mar 16, 2023 3:58 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Busy [WI]) Mar 16, 2023 4:16 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Busy [WI]) Mar 16, 2023 4:22 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Mar 16, 2023 6:22 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by zero [IN]) Mar 16, 2023 6:26 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Mar 16, 2023 6:43 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Busy [WI]) Mar 16, 2023 7:06 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Mar 16, 2023 7:17 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Ken [NY]) Mar 16, 2023 7:28 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Mar 16, 2023 7:38 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Busy [WI]) Mar 16, 2023 8:02 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by MikeA [TX]) Mar 17, 2023 11:31 AM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Phil [OR]) Mar 17, 2023 12:00 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Mar 17, 2023 2:08 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by MC [PA]) Mar 17, 2023 2:53 PM
       Curse at the lamdlord (by Ken [NY]) Mar 17, 2023 5:43 PM
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       Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Mar 17, 2023 8:35 PM
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Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2023 11:29 PM
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This male tenant is walking on shaky grounds. I would like to hear an opinion about this situation. My husband was called about water leaking all over the kitchen floor and couldnít get to the rental house. He sent me over there to shut the water off the well. The tenant said, you are not going to shut the fÖwater off. I found out the man must be ignorant. My son said he would evict them for all the stuff he said to me. Disrespectful and I not dealing with him or her. I told my husband to tell them to write the rent check to him and they are history to me. My husband will not put up with it. He didnít go over there or call. We will call a plumber tomorrow. And if the floor gets ruined, they can go on their way. And it wonít be in that neighborhood with that low rent. Bye Bye --70.158.xxx.xx




Curse at the lamdlord (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 8:03 AM
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Was the T just upset about the water issue or does he normally act like this? I don't think he should be cussing you out, but I could see the emotions getting in the way.

If that's the case, fix the problem and go on with life. I honestly don't care if an idiot likes me or not. He needs to show a little respect tho.

Now if he is constantly acting a fool then give him his walking papers. I didn't get into this business to deal with constant harassments.

--107.147.xx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Rick [IN]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 8:27 AM
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This scenario is an advantage of a month-to-month lease. --50.229.xx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 8:36 AM
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I dont send my wife to occupied units and vacant units only with me there.Should have sent a handyman or plumber,someone who could have made the repair while they were there.That being said i would be sending him down the road --74.77.xx.xx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 8:37 AM
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Its up to the landlord to demonstrate proper behavior. Calm, kind, and responsive.

In this situation, I would have shut the water off, just to clean it up, then turned it back on to determine source of leak. Off to hardware store for parts, then swap out the shut-off valves, or supply lines, or the cartridge in the faucet. I do keep a spare cartridge for faucets in my plumbing box though, so that one wouldn't necessitate the trip to hardware store.

Stop using gender as an excuse. I'm a sixty year old grandma, with carpal tunnel syndrome, fear of heights, and spatial relations learning disabilities ( how things, flip, turn, slide) I have learned many different ways of turning a tight nut, or bolt, even with my 'bad hands' , I am proactive about plumbing, and any maintenance, really. My husband will help me if something is on a roof, and he'll go over things with me if I am unsure. I slowly go over a procedure if I am having trouble figuring out which way to turn. Even will ask the tenant or neighbor if I am unsure. But, my rentals are NOT his responsibility, they are MY business.

See, showing that I have limitations doesn't mean I am weak. It means I know how to OWN my challenges. I know my strengths, too.

If tenants are cursing, its on landlord to evaluate, and learn. Sounds like more preventive maintenance may be needed. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 8:37 AM
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I don't think you can evict someone for cussing you out.

You CAN evict someone for not allowing you to take necessary steps to make a repair which results in damages to the unit.

Be sure to follow the law, not your emotions. I get it. There are tenants whom I'd LOVE to send packing immediately when they act like fools, but I have to wait for them to give me a valid reason, such as non-payment of rent or another kind of lease violation that will be serious enough for a judge to uphold.

--184.4.xx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 8:54 AM
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I would terminate their tenancy as fast as possible. Some time ago I had to make a NEW dripping faucet repair. The tenants parents were the only ones there. The father said i need to take better care of my property.

I made the repair, went home and typed up a $100.00 rent increase effective the first of the month in 45 days. I drove and handed it to dad. I said, give this to your daughter.

She called later and I let her know her dad is a jerk. --99.23.xxx.x




Curse at the lamdlord (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 10:04 AM
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The advantage of the month to month. In the past, I would have had him out in 30 days. I am not going tolerate hostility from a tenant.

Now I am using one year leases and there would be a note in his file to non-renew.

I work really hard to only accept tenants who are cooperative, but everyone is on their best behavior when they want something from you, I ask current and prior landlords how the tenant was to work with and sometimes I get an earful and am warned to not accept the applicant. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 10:09 AM
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Jim, I laughed at that. I always assume that parents of tenants are uninformed jerks, else they would have raised there children up to be home OWNERS, not renters. And, if the parents were there in the property when tenant was not, what's up with that? Are they 'sponging' off of their daughter? Probably. I pay no heed to those uninformed 'know-it-alls' who don't know squat.

Last one of those I encountered was an older brother of one of my tenants who was staying there temporarily. I was outside doing a landscape installation, the old know-nuthin' was offering all sorts of dumb comments. I just practice my duck moves....let it roll right off.... Did ask my tenant when brother was going. He gave an exasperated sigh... and said two weeks... clearly it was long enough for my tenant too. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 10:34 AM
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Busy, parents were visiting from out of state.

I think daughter told her parents to shut the F up. --99.23.xxx.x




Curse at the lamdlord (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 10:44 AM
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Ah, that's good Jim. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 10:50 AM
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As so often, I have a different point of view. While the tenant was out of line, this poster clearly isn't landlord material. Rather than deal with the situation calmly and quickly, she went home and tattled to her husband and son. She is too emotional if something this trivial gets her riled up.

Now, has the water been leaking all night or did she miss telling us the part where she shut the water off before leaving the property. --98.237.xxx.xx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 10:57 AM
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Nicole, though we said it differently, I think we agree. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Salernitana [CA]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 11:51 AM
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Barb in LA, Thank you for sharing what happened. The tenant was very wrong to have cursed you in an emergency situation when you simply suggested a fix. I am sorry because you yourself probably felt equally flustered over the water.

Jeffrey who runs this forum, once mentioned that compliance is a prime characteristic in a tenant. Please do return to post what happens about the tenant if his lease is not renewed in your place within a good neighborhood. Take care. --172.58.xx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 1:12 PM
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toss 'em. don't let the door hit you on the ace when your leavin' --75.80.xx.xx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 3:06 PM
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I didn't read much answers yet, but I will. I read what you said about landlord material, Nicole. My husband was 40 miles away when the husband called him. My husband said to go and shut the well off. My husband fixes everything he can fix around there. The tenant cursed me out just because I was going to shut the water off. I found out he is disrespectful.

I meant the plumber outside to pay him 255 today. My husband said he is not going in there and could have fixed it himself.

I have a 4 plex 40 miles away and another house around that one. I have been a landlord doing fine for 13 years. I asked the plumber what the floor looked like. He said the floor is sagging from the water because it is a raised house and is damaged. My husband did work on the house before they moved in 6500 worth. Now we have to pay somebody to repair the floor because they waited to call him letting the water run. The houses in the area are going for 1700 a month. This house is not a slum house, but an older house. I am not given them a new house for 900 a month. Their lease is up June 1st. I didn't say anything wrong or treat them wrongly.

They cannot go anywhere around the area for 900. Insurance is to the moon in this are and rent went up 250-300 to cover the expense. Sorry Nicole, I am not going to be a door mat or a punching bag. They did the damage and are not going to pay for it. My husband is not happy how they treated me and he said he is not going in. He will not put up with cursing him out and he said he doesn't care if the move tomorrow. The wife used the excuse about his back problems for acting that way and said I talk down to them. When we rented it to them, they begged us to put them in. All I said is they don't qualify, but I would need to get the rent. their records showed Social Security that was 1600 a month. I guess they didn't want to hear the truth. I text the plumber is coming. I am no longer involved in the house. Text or call my husband. You will not get any tent or calls from me. The rent check can be written to him. I wash my hands. I can sell the place because it is hard to get decent people for that house. We have the 4 plex and another brick, foundation house we would keep. That house has a little foundation problem and not worth 60000 to raise it because it is low to the ground. that's why it is 900. They will have nowhere to go. And after this encounter, I couldn't care less. Shaky ground with my husband. That tenant has an anger problem. Funny thing, he asked the plumber to give a price for an icemaker for the new brand new refrigerator we gave him. Also nice stove. My husband told him, the plumber on the phone, No Way. I told my husband, Yeah so we could have another leak and termites to go with it. No thank you. By the way asked plumber without our permission. My lease gets longer all the time to protect our property. Sorry for the long text, but I am not giving up my income. --71.142.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 3:46 PM
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Mike, that's the best answer. I think the wife realized the husband was out of line. But, My husband replaced floors before they came in. He is not happy and he can show them the door if they get out of line. The ball is in our ball park to decide what to do with them. One win: she keeps the place clean. One loss: they don't report, cause damage and they lost a good deal because I make sure to answer any request. The man showed his try colors because he has an anger problem. I didn't know that, but know now. The tenants are nice coming, but did learn a lesson on this. Bad situation when your husband is 40 miles away. Time we could get a plumber my husband would have been back from being on the 24 mile causeway bridge. The way I am looking at this, is I found out how the tenant is. I don't need them and if we decide to sell we will. Busy, my husband does the repairs. I do the leases, rent the property out, set repairs for my husband to do, and tax returns and paperwork. My husband don't to that job and I don't do his job when not needed. Sid, I know I need a good reason within the law. Drunkards cannot be evicted. Few years ago, Apt C cursed out Apt A for no reason. He was drunk. The wife told the judge they didn't evict us for the rent. The judge said, but you didn't pay the rent. She said we were going to pay the rent. The just said, sure you were. I laughed. I know she was going to pay, but I couldn't take the liability chance. My husband changed the water heater. I asked him if he knew we were there and he said NO. Sorry, protecting my investment. --71.142.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 3:46 PM
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Mike, that's the best answer. I think the wife realized the husband was out of line. But, My husband replaced floors before they came in. He is not happy and he can show them the door if they get out of line. The ball is in our ball park to decide what to do with them. One win: she keeps the place clean. One loss: they don't report, cause damage and they lost a good deal because I make sure to answer any request. The man showed his try colors because he has an anger problem. I didn't know that, but know now. The tenants are nice coming, but did learn a lesson on this. Bad situation when your husband is 40 miles away. Time we could get a plumber my husband would have been back from being on the 24 mile causeway bridge. The way I am looking at this, is I found out how the tenant is. I don't need them and if we decide to sell we will. Busy, my husband does the repairs. I do the leases, rent the property out, set repairs for my husband to do, and tax returns and paperwork. My husband don't to that job and I don't do his job when not needed. Sid, I know I need a good reason within the law. Drunkards cannot be evicted. Few years ago, Apt C cursed out Apt A for no reason. He was drunk. The wife told the judge they didn't evict us for the rent. The judge said, but you didn't pay the rent. She said we were going to pay the rent. The just said, sure you were. I laughed. I know she was going to pay, but I couldn't take the liability chance. My husband changed the water heater. I asked him if he knew we were there and he said NO. Sorry, protecting my investment. --71.142.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 3:55 PM
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It seems sometimes that the "F" word is the only adjective so many folks know.

FWIW:

In my most recent revision of my rental agreement, I added something to address this

"C) Be a good neighbor: Tenant shall not commit any waste upon said premises, or any nuisance or act which may disturb the quiet enjoyment of any neighbors. Neighborhood complaints of noise, trash, unkempt yard, improper parking, unruly children, unruly animals, noisy visitors, arguing, yelling, multiple police calls, are grounds for termination of tenancy. Bad treatment including verbal or physical threats or foul language toward neighbors, repairpersons, Landlord or staff, is grounds for termination of tenancy. "

BTW: If they speak like that during a showing, ESPECIALLY if it is directed toward me, that's a BIG no-no. --68.229.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 3:58 PM
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OOPS - I just saw it. I need to replace "children" with "behavior of a resident" --68.229.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 4:16 PM
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Sounds like you would really benefit from joining a local apartment association, AND attending the Mr Landlord bootcamp. Jeffrey Taylor, aka Mr. Landlord, teaches so well.

Regarding tenant selection, Tenants begging me to get into the property is NOT a part of my screening process. I have a written list of criteria, and do not vary from it during the application process for a unit. If I want to change my criteria, I wait till the unit I'm currently screening for is rented, then add or subtract from the written list of criteria.

Cooperation is my number one criteria. I have a little test built in to my system (won't share it online.) Tenants' begging would be NOT COOPERATING. There is the saying, ' Tenants are tenants for a reason.' I consider it our job as landlords to offer a well-maintained product to properly qualified applicants.

A house having foundation issues isn't a reason to charge low rent, nor is it a reason to put off regular maintenance or quarterly inspections. Age of the house doesn't figure in either. Older homes can be very well-maintained, and some newer houses need repairs ( Jim had a NEW faucet that was dripping. ) Point being, running your eyes over the property on a regular basis, checking for leaks, replacing filters, tightening doorknobs, all those things let the tenant know you want the property well-maintained.

Rick mentioned month to month. I agree whole-heartedly, I've only ever used MTM. And, I have long-term tenants. I tell the applicants, as I hand out applications, " I do month to month because I think it keeps us BOTH on our toes. If I'm not maintaining the property, my tenant can just give me 28 days notice ( Wisconsin thing,) and move. If my tenant isn't doing things well, I can just give them notice. Having said that, I DO want long term tenants, though if life changes, I don't want to tie my tenants to the property. And I am planning on having these house long-term". Or, something similar to that, haven't placed anyone for a couple of years. I have it in my scripts. That statement goes over well, most applicants say something like, oh, that makes sense. Some do ask if I'm planning on selling, and I assure them I'm not, though ... life can be uncertain.

Silence one of the best tools in the landlord toolbox. Use it wisely. When a tenant vents, remind yourself, "They are tenants for a reason," and remain silent. Use some time to think. Tenant didn't want water shut off. The foul language, just let that roll off. Focus on how to either : 1 avoid having water shut off or 2. Have a supply of water available for the time water will be off, with a timeframe given for repairs, or, even, 3. Offer to pay for a night in a motel while waiting for repairs.

The offensive language, oh, sometimes that's just how some people talk. Being argumentative, well, that's how this tenant got in this house in the first place. Begging is just another form of arguing, and it was stated that was among their qualifications.

Just some ramblings. I encourage you to spend time with Mr. Landlord, either at convention, bootcamp, or retreat. Several on this forum have said it elevated their rental business immensely. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 4:22 PM
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Barb, I see your replies to Mike. You sound more thoughtful, calm, now. So, possibly you were already doing the things I suggested. The first post, and the subsequent post directed at Nicole sounded a tad more reactive. I get that; sometimes we just need to vent.

Sorry to read you aren't a fellow tool- monkey. I love fixing things, but, its ok.

Good luck to ya. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 6:22 PM
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Silence one of the best tools in the landlord sounds good.

Instead of saying I didn't appreciate being cursed at. I should of called Larry on the phone. I think he started that because he knew he didn't call to report the leak until damage was done. Well, to each his own. I am good with not ANY contact. Letting my husband put him in his place, where ever that is. Learned something everyday. That's the way I am looking at it. They broke the handles on the washing machine connections. Can't find the handles to change without changing the whole box, More work. Nothing was wrong with the handles when he disconnected the washer the last tenant left, which was broken and stinky water in it. Handles good. Like I said, shaky ground. --71.142.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 6:26 PM
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One of the best phrases I have when a tenant is being an asshat is" Try and have a better day."

I say this as I am leaving. They can be as unruly as they want. I am not going to fix them right there. I move on and deescalate the situation.

Then when I am away and have time to process I can decide if they are gone or just warned. --107.147.xx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 6:43 PM
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Barb,

You are the landlord and you have to stay in charge.

If that starts to slip away - and you provided an awesome example of how quickly it can, you need to try your best to have the resident hit the reset button. That isn't always easy either.

When I find myself in a situation like yours I find myself asking - is this person having a stressful day or is this a constant thing. If it is a constant thing, the next question I ask myself, is this person trainable. If they are trainable, is it worth my wild to train them.

If it is a typical December 28 day outside up here in the snow belt, I know finding a replacement might be problematic. I might throttle back on the energy. If it is early April, I would be more inclined to use the happy clause.

I am not sure how you indoc your new residents, but you might want to look at this in the future. Let them know things will go wrong and we can work together to get them fixed. If they prevent that from happening, they need to hear that they are doing so - and if they still push, let them know that they are now quickly approaching becoming new U-Haul Tetris contestants. I find that if I force them to guide the conversation to the results I want - they feel like they won. I am more concerned about the end result and not who is doing the victory lap.

--24.101.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 7:06 PM
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' I am more concerned about the end result and not who is doing the victory lap.' This is brilliant. This could be the theme at a convention. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 7:17 PM
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I can tell you that it was no reasoning with this guy. He messed up his back and something about fushin his vertebra in his back was an excuse. Which he probably didn't get. I will use the Have a nice day phase. that sounds good to me. No way I am training him. We don't use that language and I was shocked he said that to me. It was excuses. He called my husband before I got there and she told me that she could have been in the shower and should have called. Anybody else would send them on that U-Hauk Tetris contestants train by their June 1st one year date. I am telling everyone I didn't say or do anything to them. Some people just don't appreciate anything. Well, not satisfied, go somewhere else. She talked about June trying to bluff me. I just said this is not a new house and I am not holding them there. Thats all I said. I am not asking for anymore rent for April and May. --71.142.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 7:28 PM
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Why would you not be asking for rent for april or may? --74.77.xx.xx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 7:38 PM
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Thanks for all the comments. Busy, I always say I could write a book. I can positively say they treat my husband different because he does the work. I worked to buy the building along with his hard work. But what tenants don't realize what it takes to manage rental property. My water bill is $700 a month for the 4 plex. we manage everything. They are section 8 tenants. Oh, I don't want to start another brilliant

conversation for the convention, busy. I find they like excuses, too. Hopefully the two that just got their job, keep there job. I think one quit because of stress she told me. Insurance went to 8900 and La Citizens going up 65% next year. I am the bad guy because I have to raise them. Bring on the conversation at the convention. I am not complaining, but sometimes their drama gets old. I told my husband I need to send Letters. He said I will be sending plenty. --71.142.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2023 8:02 PM
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If you are sending Plenty, she requires LUNCH! Lol! --70.92.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 11:31 AM
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I have to ask. How did a verbally abusive tenant get through your screening process?

When I have issues like you described, I always end up looking at my own procedures to see where I failed. Do you have a criteria that covers being cooperative and respectful? How do you test your applicants on that criteria? How did you miss this one? --209.205.xxx.xx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Phil [OR]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 12:00 PM
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" All I said is they don't qualify, but I would need to get the rent. their records showed Social Security that was 1600 a month."

SS is not garnishable. They didn't qualify to begin with. It is better to leave a place vacant than have a bad tenant.

Look at this as a learning experience and move on. --76.138.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 2:08 PM
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I don't how you can judge a person by just talking. He didn't seem like he would act like that when I met him. Maybe not too intelligent, not drug people,. I will check back on that statement some put about acting up, etc. We went in and changed a dishwasher and everything was good. I don't really know why he acted that way. I was only quessing he didn't like me coming because my husband is the one for the repairs and his back and she said I put them down, which she couldn't give me one example. I am the landlord and like to stand up for my rights. Nobody is going to push me around. And I tell them I don't want trouble. Everything is in the lease. I never did or said anything to them,

There is nowhere they can go for 900. Do you think he would have the brains to know better not get in trouble with the landlord? Apparently. Not! Yes, I learned a good lesson. What they say will roll right off my shoulders. Yes, shaky ground he is on. We take care of our properties. We can get them out in 2 weeks for an eviction in this area. Happy. Happy. I wrote to her. The plumber is coming sometime today. I am not involved with the house anymore. Gave husband's #. The rent came be written to ...him. You will not get any calls or text from me. He is your contact as of now.

She wrote: Thanks for letting me know! I wish things could have been better. You have a nice day!

Lease up June 1st.

She realized they messed up. I sent no more information.

They made their bed. I will have plenty input directly to my husband. He will go and check the floor. I am the landlord and half owner with my husband. NO TENANT is going to tell me what to do and act that way. When I get time soon, I might up my umbrella policy for liability safety with all these people I have to deal with.15 people in 4 plex. not counting other two properties. Don't worry, nobody is going to beat me down. Its roll over the shoulders time. I am not worried about the rent. I know they are going to pay, Maybe the sister will take her, but I don't think him. She knows him. Thanks for comments --71.142.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 2:53 PM
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Make sure you give them notice in writing(keep a copy) according to your state that you are not renewing. Don't assume they will go at the end of the lease. --73.230.xxx.xx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 5:43 PM
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Sounds to me like they did tell you what to do and got away with it,you rolled right over and turned control over to your husband,they got there way and dont have to deal with you anymore.Not a good way to run to a business --74.77.xx.xx




Curse at the lamdlord (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 6:09 PM
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I have a bit of a temper which is probably not the best thing. I would have told him right then and there to start looking. That's one of the reasons I only do m2m. That allows me some latitude in dealing with these sorts of situations.

I would have probably called the plumber at the outset. I would have turned off the water however and explained to the tenant the situation and offered to put them up in a hotel temporarily if it was going to require a bit of time to repair. Having said that, you have every right to have been up upset. I don't have the skills nor patience to fix this sort of stuff, so I don't attempt it. The plumbing company I use can dispatch someone in 24 hours. --209.122.xx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 8:35 PM
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I donít think he got his way. I donít want to handle idiots. I think my husband should have gone, but I didnít want to argue to try to make him go. How can you find out a person has an anger problem when ready to rent? My husband put the cart in front of the horse with them and the family to rent. I am not sorry they were there 10 months. They are paying the rent. Itís hard to get perfect. I just have him marked as ignorant. You canít fix ignorant. If I didnít have my husband take over, I would be sending that non-renewal letter. Time will tell. I have the other house to rent and will have to concentrate on it. Will be asking 1500 a month.

Those tenants were in the brick house for 7 years. I need a good tenant. He will be going to look soon and see what needs to be done with the floor. There money is good, but his attitude stinks. I would like to know how you can spot a person with an anger problem before you hit their nerve. --71.142.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 8:37 PM
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I met make him go after it happened. He couldnít be in two places the same time. I didnít know that hat tenant was like that. --71.142.xxx.xxx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Jasper [OH]) Posted on: Mar 19, 2023 1:38 PM
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"When we rented it to them, they begged us to put them in." That is a big red flag and would be an automatic "no" for me. You knew and they knew they were not qualified to rent your place with only $1600 a month income. I hope you can send them on their way without their holding over when their lease is up. --71.28.xx.xx




Curse at the lamdlord (by Barb [LA]) Posted on: Mar 19, 2023 4:46 PM
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The problem is not paying the rent because they know they have to pay for that lower amount for the Northshore and Southshore is worse. On the 1st, the rent is paid. I get it about not Qualified. What I need to be concerned about is his anger and vulgar mouth. The sister told my husband that the husband is proud and doesn't want any help from her family. That was a red flag. The lease is turning to Month to Month on June 1st. She keeps the place nice, but he is ignorant and verbally abusive and will get him NOWHERRE BUT GONE. I think my husband knows now that he didn't put his foot down in the beginning when the family kept coming to get the place.

Next house will be up for rent. While working on it, the papers will be there to fill out, and the papers will be forwarded to me to do a credit check and examined. My husband will handle them and if they act up or let something get damaged any further, they will go. They can't even move their self. I know it is their problem, not mine and the family. --71.142.xxx.xxx



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