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Best Excuses Thread (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Jan 27, 2024 6:14 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by Jim in O C [CA]) Jan 27, 2024 6:50 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by Ken [NY]) Jan 27, 2024 7:52 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by Tony [NJ]) Jan 27, 2024 7:57 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Jan 27, 2024 7:59 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by MC [PA]) Jan 27, 2024 8:01 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by Ken [NY]) Jan 27, 2024 8:35 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by Small potatoes [NY]) Jan 27, 2024 8:42 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by MikeA [TX]) Jan 27, 2024 8:48 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 27, 2024 9:56 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by tryan [MA]) Jan 28, 2024 9:46 AM
       Best Excuses Thread (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Jan 28, 2024 10:20 AM
       Best Excuses Thread (by Scott [IN]) Jan 28, 2024 10:28 AM
       Best Excuses Thread (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 28, 2024 11:40 AM
       Best Excuses Thread (by jonny [NY]) Jan 28, 2024 12:47 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by MC [PA]) Jan 28, 2024 2:27 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Jan 28, 2024 4:03 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by Me [CA]) Jan 28, 2024 4:38 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 28, 2024 4:43 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by Doogie [KS]) Jan 28, 2024 7:45 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by zero [IN]) Jan 29, 2024 8:50 AM
       Best Excuses Thread (by tryan [MA]) Jan 29, 2024 3:46 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by don [PA]) Jan 29, 2024 5:31 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by Odell R [CA]) Feb 1, 2024 5:12 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by Jilly [IL]) Feb 1, 2024 5:35 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by 6x6 [TN]) Feb 1, 2024 7:09 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by Gram [OH]) Feb 1, 2024 8:20 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by Tim [CO]) Feb 1, 2024 10:48 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by zero [IN]) Feb 2, 2024 9:49 AM
       Best Excuses Thread (by zero [IN]) Feb 2, 2024 4:26 PM
       Best Excuses Thread (by DD [ON]) Feb 5, 2024 9:56 PM

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Best Excuses Thread (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Jan 27, 2024 6:14 PM
Message:

Subtitled: Worst Excuses As To Why the Rent Is Late.

So just had Mr. Casanova's roommate call and tell me he had covid (aka the flu which we used to just down Dayquil and drag ourselves to work in my day).

And he missed a week's work so will I still charge him the late fee if he can't pay until after the 5th?

Problem is, DH was over at their unit putting insulation in the headers in the basement and lo and behold both he and Mr. Casanova could be heard laughing, playing vid games and of course the smell of pot smoke.

I told the dude: "Sadly we are unable to make exceptions for anyone due to being viewed as discriminatory; late fee still applies."

What are the best/worst excuses you've ever heard? --64.246.xxx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Jan 27, 2024 6:50 PM
Message:

Itís difficult to keep a small (1440 sf) 4 bedroom home clean. 3000 sf would be easier, huh? --146.70.xxx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jan 27, 2024 7:52 PM
Message:

I would get the 14 day notice out on the 6th,you have been warned already that they are having financial problems --74.77.xx.xx




Best Excuses Thread (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 27, 2024 7:57 PM
Message:

Sorry - I stopped payment on the rent check because my car insurance was due at the same time and I couldn't cover both. --73.215.xxx.xx




Best Excuses Thread (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Jan 27, 2024 7:59 PM
Message:

"I spent too much on Easter" from my D class tenant back in the mid nineties.

Ken, I'm just waiting out the winter. Soon as the weather breaks I won't be renewing. --64.246.xxx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Jan 27, 2024 8:01 PM
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Rent will be late because I had to travel because my dad died. Six months later, same excuse. Yep, called him out on it. T says one was step-dad. Whatever. 10 day notice issued. --73.230.xxx.xx




Best Excuses Thread (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jan 27, 2024 8:35 PM
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back in the eighies i pickup up the rent and a guy told me i should have been there the night before,he spent it at the horse race track --74.77.xx.xx




Best Excuses Thread (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jan 27, 2024 8:42 PM
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when a tenant told me they had to buy presents for their nieces and nephews and didn't have all the rent. --172.59.xxx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jan 27, 2024 8:48 PM
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That they had an unexpected vet bill because the cat got clipped by a car and needed stitches.

Uh, what cat? Not on the lease so now you owe rent and pet fees. --209.205.xxx.xx




Best Excuses Thread (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 27, 2024 9:56 PM
Message:

If your rent is late, my notice to quit won't be.

Funny how that is easy to type yet seems so complicated to implement. --73.190.xxx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by tryan [MA]) Posted on: Jan 28, 2024 9:46 AM
Message:

Left my wallet in the cab last night. Wallet was returned but the rent was stolen --198.168.xx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Jan 28, 2024 10:20 AM
Message:

How about "my account was hacked" Heard that one three times in the last 4 years but didn't result in late rent when I told them that it's not an excuse (and it says so in my lease) --64.246.xxx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Jan 28, 2024 10:28 AM
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Classic: I mailed it 4 days ago, you should have it by now.

Since they can't use that excuse anymore, they sometimes blame their employer for "screwing up" their paycheck.

I've gotten the "account hacked" also. --107.141.xx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 28, 2024 11:40 AM
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" I told them that it's not an excuse (and it says so in my lease)"

mapleaf, I am curious as to how this is written in your lease? How does it read? --73.190.xxx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by jonny [NY]) Posted on: Jan 28, 2024 12:47 PM
Message:

Yeah... lately it's "account got hacked", "some app took a payment that I wasn't aware of (so now they can't pay the entire rent or any of it depending)", car broke down and ...

I just got the "so n so has covid real bad ... we can't get to the bank until she feels better". Then when I was at a different apartment and "so n so" is supposedly so sick they have to be in bed yet all I hear is feet stomping and laughing ... sounds like she may be better? No... I'm not sure what you were hearing... she's still sick (yeah... I'm sure she's gonna be real sick when you get your notice) haha.

But... the all time favorite (outside of "something came up" around the holidays or the "but my kid's birthday party was ...") was a few years back when they were on their way to the office to pay the rent... and it's short $10.00. When I ask why "my boyfriend was thirsty so we stopped at BK to get a drink"

You just can't make this up. --69.201.xx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Jan 28, 2024 2:27 PM
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I have heard the "paycheck screwd up" at least 8 times, by the same roommates who have worked for the same company for years. Sure, they changed thier payroll system how many times? By my count, several times a year. --73.230.xxx.xx




Best Excuses Thread (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Jan 28, 2024 4:03 PM
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6x6b it's just that simple. rents are due on the first, fifth is the last legal day to pay before incurring a late charge. If the fifth falls on a weekend or holiday the rent is due the day before. Late charge will be assessed if not received by the 5th no exceptions (example: account got hacked, bank was closed, etc) --64.246.xxx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by Me [CA]) Posted on: Jan 28, 2024 4:38 PM
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"I didn't realize the rent increase pertained to me" (even though it had their name on it, they were handed a copy, received one in the mail and had one pinned to their door. --47.149.xxx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 28, 2024 4:43 PM
Message:

Thank you, Mapleaf18. --73.190.xxx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by Doogie [KS]) Posted on: Jan 28, 2024 7:45 PM
Message:

Had a tenant tell a judge at the eviction proceeding that his account got hacked. Judge asked for proof. Tenant gave judge his bank statement. After about 30 seconds of looking at it, judge replied, "Mr. Tenant, it doesn't appear that your account was hacked. It appears that the payday loan place took funds from your account after you didn't pay them back." Eviction granted.

Had one tenant that had 4 aunts die in the same year and they had to cover funeral expenses. Although this is possible, it is statistically improbable.

The favorite one is when they can't pay in either Dec or Jan because they spent too much on Christmas. The kids couldn't go without. I would think a roof over the kids' head would be a better present for Christmas. --45.17.xxx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Jan 29, 2024 8:50 AM
Message:

I have had a few of the Christmas excuses.

Your kids can't go without so now mine will? Think about that for a minute and let me know how you are going to proceed.

I have not had that excuse for years. Used to explain it at the lease walk thru, but I honestly think it doesn't happen now because I have a better quality of tenants. --107.147.xx.xx




Best Excuses Thread (by tryan [MA]) Posted on: Jan 29, 2024 3:46 PM
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I had one who's account WAS hacked ... she fell for the bounce check scheme. They mail you a check, you deposit it, they convince you to wire some portion of the funds back. Then the check bounces... but your funds are gone. The scheme leverages the time between fed mandates to credit the account (3 days) and the time it takes for an out of state check to clear (5 days) --198.168.xx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by don [PA]) Posted on: Jan 29, 2024 5:31 PM
Message:

went back to algeria with wife and kid for a two month vacation-----works for himself so no vacay pay --73.194.xxx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by Odell R [CA]) Posted on: Feb 1, 2024 5:12 PM
Message:

For Late Fees. Do you all charge per day or just a One Time late fee for that particular month? --208.242.xxx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by Jilly [IL]) Posted on: Feb 1, 2024 5:35 PM
Message:

" I didn't realize that the 1st of the moth was so close to the end of the month.". HA! --172.59.xxx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Feb 1, 2024 7:09 PM
Message:

Jilly, that's pretty good. --73.190.xxx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by Gram [OH]) Posted on: Feb 1, 2024 8:20 PM
Message:

Ken had a tenant at the horse track. My tenant went missing from work and her employer called me looking for her. Lots of calls to friends and family and even the local police. She emerged from the casino later that evening, crying that she couldn't resist the lure of the win, but that she had, indeed, lost all her money, including the rent. I believe her family paid the rent and the late fee to avoid moving her into their own places. --23.113.xxx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by Tim [CO]) Posted on: Feb 1, 2024 10:48 PM
Message:

LL: hello We havenít received your rent?

T: my pay was deposited but since the bank is closed I canít pay yet.

LL: you pay with Zelle, they are 24/7Ö

LL: just received payment. Thx

LOL --174.16.xxx.xxx




Best Excuses Thread (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Feb 2, 2024 9:49 AM
Message:

My only no pay got the rent in today but no late fees. Waiting on what her excuse is going to be so I can share it here. Usually she doesn't have one.

She whined a while back that she couldn't get to the bank on time because of work. I explained night drop. She wanted an electronic way of doing it. I set up Innago and have sent probably 8 emails for her to sign up. She admits she has gotten the emails.

I have a non-renew paper sitting here for when I drive over there. Guess that is what it has come to. --107.147.xx.xx




Best Excuses Thread (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Feb 2, 2024 4:26 PM
Message:

Small update here on my excuse lady.

Her excuse was she just didn't have the extra. I explained that if she had paid it on time she would have saved the late fees.

I then told her I was not renewing her MTM because the lates weren't in there. She found a way to get the money in there before the bank closed.

I guess she has time to save up for the next month's rent. Makes good money. Not sure what she does with it. I will give her a week and press the ACH issue. But I guess if she spends it all it won't be in there anyhow.

--107.147.xx.xx




Best Excuses Thread (by DD [ON]) Posted on: Feb 5, 2024 9:56 PM
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This was back in the day before online payments. Tenant had her rent being paid for directly to me, as part of her welfare from the government. She cancelled that (which I did not know was possible!) a few months in, so I had no post-dated cheques. Either her 10 year old son would bring the cash to my house, or I would go to her house to pick it up. (Not the greatest idea, of course.) I was pregnant. She told me one of her kids had chicken pox, so there was no way she would risk my baby's health by giving me the rent! --99.233.xxx.xx



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