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Ungrateful tenet (by T. Robin [NC]) May 9, 2024 8:04 PM
       Ungrateful tenet (by Jason [VA]) May 9, 2024 8:24 PM
       Ungrateful tenet (by 6x6 [TN]) May 9, 2024 8:31 PM
       Ungrateful tenet (by Mike45 [NV]) May 9, 2024 8:48 PM
       Ungrateful tenet (by Robbin [NC]) May 9, 2024 9:01 PM
       Ungrateful tenet (by RB [TN]) May 9, 2024 9:22 PM
       Ungrateful tenet (by Robert J [CA]) May 10, 2024 2:30 AM
       Ungrateful tenet (by DJ [VA]) May 10, 2024 7:07 AM
       Ungrateful tenet (by Vee [OH]) May 10, 2024 8:39 AM
       Ungrateful tenet (by Busy [WI]) May 10, 2024 8:46 AM
       Ungrateful tenet (by plenty [MO]) May 10, 2024 9:12 AM
       Ungrateful tenet (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) May 10, 2024 9:16 AM
       Ungrateful tenet (by Ed [CA]) May 10, 2024 10:38 AM
       Ungrateful tenet (by Salernitana [CA]) May 10, 2024 11:05 AM
       Ungrateful tenet (by OREO [WI]) May 10, 2024 7:04 PM
       Ungrateful tenet (by zero [IN]) May 11, 2024 9:02 AM
       Ungrateful tenet (by Busy [WI]) May 11, 2024 2:37 PM
       Ungrateful tenet (by Busy [WI]) May 11, 2024 2:38 PM
       Ungrateful tenet (by Vee [OH]) May 11, 2024 7:43 PM
       Ungrateful tenet (by Whackjob [HI]) May 12, 2024 3:14 AM
       Ungrateful tenet (by Busy [WI]) May 15, 2024 10:16 AM
       Ungrateful tenet (by zero [IN]) May 15, 2024 5:55 PM
       Ungrateful tenet (by Busy [WI]) May 16, 2024 5:18 PM
       Ungrateful tenet (by zero [IN]) May 17, 2024 8:43 AM
       Ungrateful tenet (by Busy [WI]) May 17, 2024 10:19 AM

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Ungrateful tenet (by T. Robin [NC]) Posted on: May 9, 2024 8:04 PM
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I am so sick of my lazy tenet and her bad attitude and am so wondering how I can make her appreciate me more. Recently I havenít seen her working I think she is sick or something. She doesnít understand if I donít get my rent on time it means I donít have the money in my account to go on my monthly vacation. Iím not rich or anything RELY on her rent money. She has such a bad attitude but I mean I worked hard when I inherented my house and I work HARD to make sure she is taken care of. She really only asks for one thing, to spray for bugs but Iím a vegan and donít believe in killing bugs so I offer other services, retailing counters, opening the windows. She doesnít ask for these things but I know she wants them. I even have security cameras watching her in the drive way you think she would like the extra protection even tho our town is safe but i keep seeing her flipping off the camera!!! --70.158.xxx.xx




Ungrateful tenet (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: May 9, 2024 8:24 PM
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Just skip on past this troll post, folks. --73.147.xxx.xx




Ungrateful tenet (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: May 9, 2024 8:31 PM
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"I even have security cameras watching her in the drive way you think she would like the extra protection even tho our town is safe but i keep seeing her flipping off the camera"

Start by removing the camera, would be my guess. Maybe next, don't assume what she wants when you really aren't sure because she hasn't informed you. JMO. --76.129.xxx.xx




Ungrateful tenet (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: May 9, 2024 8:48 PM
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I agree with Jason, do NOT feed the troll. --71.222.xx.xxx




Ungrateful tenet (by Robbin [NC]) Posted on: May 9, 2024 9:01 PM
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Trolls the movie is a masterpiece --136.54.xx.xxx




Ungrateful tenet (by RB [TN]) Posted on: May 9, 2024 9:22 PM
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Whack job. --69.130.xxx.xxx




Ungrateful tenet (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: May 10, 2024 2:30 AM
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I upgraded a tenants in unit washer and dryer. Asking them to "read" and understand the manual. So instead of doing that or watching a Youtube video on how to use a front loading washer/dryer, they call me demanding same day repair service.

When I upgraded their washer/dryer, I had them sign an agreement. Instead of getting a rebuilt older units, they agreed to pay for repairs themselves. I reminded them and these tenants contacted the City Housing Authority and complained, which lead to a hearing.

Since I installed a laundry room and all new tenants have their washer/dryer hookups capped off, I told Housing and the Judge this tenant had options. Call in a repair guy or use the laundry room washer / dryer using quarters. --47.155.xx.x




Ungrateful tenet (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: May 10, 2024 7:07 AM
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This could be totally real. I've seen a lot of "interesting" things & people .

T. Robin:

You Can't. No-one could. She will not change her attitude or begin to appreciate you.

"Sick or something" has absolutely nothing to do with the rent being paid on time. Find a compassionate family member or friend, a charity - someplace you can get the money to hold up your end of the contractual obligation call the Lease. If you can't afford this rental, then move.

You being a Vegan has absolutely nothing to do with your requirement to hold up your end of the contractual obligation call the Lease. What does it say about pest control? Pest control is a very common service that Landlords provide (therefore very reasonable that a tenant would want it done)- unless you made it ABSOLUTELY CLEAR in writing and explained before someone signed a lease for your place that they are 100% responsible for ALL pest control, with no exceptions

Even when this responsibility is given to the tenant, when they don't do it - even bring the pests in themselves - a landlord will often provide the treatment then bill the tenant. This is because the landlord does not want an infestation in the property - as most people don't.

If you want to share your home with all the creatures who are happy to live with you, you are free to do that in your personal residence. (please tell me you are a homeowner who lives way out in the middle of nowhere)You may not impose your lifestyle onto a tenant who does not share your ideas.

Her "bad attitude" could be the result of you trying to do that.

When considering a profession - like being a landlord - you must determine if it entails doing things that are against your core beliefs. If it does, do not choose

that profession.

SELL! Do not be a landlord. Sell now - this is a perfect time of year to do so.

--68.229.xxx.xxx




Ungrateful tenet (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: May 10, 2024 8:39 AM
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SEll after recovering your unit in eviction - this is the best reward for a tenant who damages your property, for the bugs you could visit a military recruiting office - the upper operations folks train to eat them after squeezing the juices out in their socks. --184.59.xxx.xx




Ungrateful tenet (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: May 10, 2024 8:46 AM
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I agree with DJ. I very much enjoy all insects, wildlife, but I certainly do NOT want to try to force my love of all things nature on my customers. However, I only rent single family homes, so some insects are totally the responsibility of the tenant, such as bed bugs. But, when tenants reported bed bugs, I researched, offered advice, gave them the number of an exterminator I know, and, whenever doing repairs or renovations, I always think, 'How can I make this place more resistant to bugs, easier to get rid of bugs? Caulk, lots of caulk, so there are no little hidey holes. One tenant asked if she could remove carpet in kids bedroom to help with the bedbug problem. She had kids staying in her room while they got rid of the bedbugs. I said sure, I would do that, and asked if I could have a few extra days to 're-do' the bedroom since it was empty. Two new windows, safely, with proper lead/asbestos precautions, took off ugly texture on walls, picked paint to match kids new bedroom set, ended up putting a small removeable carpet remnant on the floor, as it was in dire need of refinishing.

At another house, tenant reported ants. Turned out to be carpenter ants. Now, those ARE the responsibility of the landlord, as carpenter ants are looking for moist wood. Moist wood in my walls. Nothing tenant was responsible for doing. I had that exterminator come and treat. Asked him to make is safe for tenants, no terribly toxic chemicals. Monthly, for a while, then less often. I followed his advice about sealing cracks with caulk, EXCEPT I didn't seal at the BOTTOM of my siding, nor the bottom of the old window. Next turnover, I had planned on having all windows replaced, and after that, the ant problem stopped entirely. So, likely moisture was getting in at the old windows.

And security cameras aimed at tenants cars? I'd give a salute to that too! I had electrician wire back in doorbells, front and back doors, and told my tenants they could install Ring doorbells, or other brands. I want no part of seeing the images on their doorbell cameras, nor do I want to deal with their passwords. But, I want my tenants to have a sense of security, and my little houses aren't in best neighborhoods.

I had to laugh at the monthly vacations. I agree some landlords do seem to be money-grubbing people, bragadocious about their fancy toys. Not me. That is not my interest at all. Though I do need a regular trip to go see my oldest kid and his lovely wife. Regular , to me, means every couple a years. I need that rent money so I can plant more native plants on my properties, lol! Watching insects, especially bees, with tenants kids is fun! Pssst... native bees rarely sting, most do not ever sting. But, they are fun to watch, especially from the shade a nice tree.

--72.135.xxx.xx




Ungrateful tenet (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 10, 2024 9:12 AM
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Take her in vacation with you and forget to bring your wallet. --172.59.xxx.xx




Ungrateful tenet (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: May 10, 2024 9:16 AM
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Definitely a troll, but any landlord that expects tenants to be grateful is doomed to a lifetime of disappointment. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Ungrateful tenet (by Ed [CA]) Posted on: May 10, 2024 10:38 AM
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What this OP doesn't apparently understand is that tens of thousands of homes and rental properties are being gobbled up by Blackstone and other mega-corporations. Landlords are selling because many states are adopting some legislation that are taking property rights away from owners.

These mega corporations are huge political donors and in many cases, the politicians that they OWN make sure much of the legislation does not apply to them.

Poor OP doesn't realize that, if they think it's bad now, wait a few years and you'll see how bad it's gonna get. --73.2.xx.xx




Ungrateful tenet (by Salernitana [CA]) Posted on: May 10, 2024 11:05 AM
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Ed, I'm glad that you made Blackstone and other megalithic corporations known. Thanks for noting how they purchase swaths of land and property. Whether or not the troll is real, Blackstone and others like it are.

--73.93.xx.xx




Ungrateful tenet (by OREO [WI]) Posted on: May 10, 2024 7:04 PM
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BUSY: Are you doing NO MOW MAY? at your house or your tenants? --75.11.xx.xx




Ungrateful tenet (by zero [IN]) Posted on: May 11, 2024 9:02 AM
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Never heard of no mow May.

Since I am unfortunately back to mowing my own places I would love it, except for taking care of the fields that would be left and the citations from the towns I have places in. --107.147.xx.xx




Ungrateful tenet (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: May 11, 2024 2:37 PM
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Oreo, no. I don't 'believe' in No Mow May for several reasons:

1. Dandelions are good for honeybees. Honeybees are livestock, are not in jeopardy of extinction. Honeybees are not the best bees for pollination. Native bees are often more efficient pollinators, and many are endangered. Dandelions are not a great food source for native bees.

2. Tenants may be allergic to bees/ wasps. At the first ever house I was showing, one young father peered through the mini blinds to view the back lawn, which I hadn't done anything to besides mow since I bought the place. The gentleman politely asked if they could put weed killer down. His wife then asked if he had his Epipen with him. Oh- ho! Light bulb went off! In conversation with them, he'd been hospitalized twice in last year from insect bites! Yikes! No way do I want to risk a tenant's safety, yet I want to help insects.

3. If one neighbor does No Mow May, and all those dandelion seeds blow into neighboring properties, do the neighbors then use MORE weed killers than if everybody just mowed once a week all mowing seasons? Probably. Not something I want.

4. By May, our area has plenty of blooming plants. April is when we could use more blooming things, as most ornamentals bought at the garden center are geared for May blooming or later.

So, I say, if you want to help insects, leave a large swath of well- manicured lawn grass for kids, tenants, doggos to run, romp, play with very few weeds in the center of the property, surrounded by native plants, shrubs, understory trees, canopy trees at the sides and corners of the yards. Any weeds ya want to leave, let them be in the corners ( I have lots of weeds in the corners of my properties, few in the lawn grass. ) We have found in both our own yard and at the rentals, once all neighbors are on board with reducing dandelions, we all end up using LESS weed killer, as there isn't all that seed blowing around. Though I still allow my grandkids to enjoy blowing dandelion seed heads! Gotta be a kid!

A couple really good plants for early pollinators: violets, pussy willows, birch trees, red maples, serviceberries. None of these need be in the lawn grass. And, the canopy trees of course have the blossoms ( diminutive/ non-showy as they are) high over head. No risk of stepping on a bee. Even the shrubs will have bees up high, rather than where barefeet would step.

Oregon, I agree with your thoughts about wanting gratitude. Its nice if a tenant is appreciative, but more than appreciation I want rent on time, keep the place relatively clean, and get along with the neighbors! All the appreciation in the world doesn't help cover our costs, and home building supply stores have had high inflation last couple of years!

--72.135.xxx.xx




Ungrateful tenet (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: May 11, 2024 2:38 PM
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Oreo, no. I don't 'believe' in No Mow May for several reasons:

1. Dandelions are good for honeybees. Honeybees are livestock, are not in jeopardy of extinction. Honeybees are not the best bees for pollination. Native bees are often more efficient pollinators, and many are endangered. Dandelions are not a great food source for native bees.

2. Tenants may be allergic to bees/ wasps. At the first ever house I was showing, one young father peered through the mini blinds to view the back lawn, which I hadn't done anything to besides mow since I bought the place. The gentleman politely asked if they could put weed killer down. His wife then asked if he had his Epipen with him. Oh- ho! Light bulb went off! In conversation with them, he'd been hospitalized twice in last year from insect bites! Yikes! No way do I want to risk a tenant's safety, yet I want to help insects.

3. If one neighbor does No Mow May, and all those dandelion seeds blow into neighboring properties, do the neighbors then use MORE weed killers than if everybody just mowed once a week all mowing seasons? Probably. Not something I want.

4. By May, our area has plenty of blooming plants. April is when we could use more blooming things, as most ornamentals bought at the garden center are geared for May blooming or later.

So, I say, if you want to help insects, leave a large swath of well- manicured lawn grass for kids, tenants, doggos to run, romp, play with very few weeds in the center of the property, surrounded by native plants, shrubs, understory trees, canopy trees at the sides and corners of the yards. Any weeds ya want to leave, let them be in the corners ( I have lots of weeds in the corners of my properties, few in the lawn grass. ) We have found in both our own yard and at the rentals, once all neighbors are on board with reducing dandelions, we all end up using LESS weed killer, as there isn't all that seed blowing around. Though I still allow my grandkids to enjoy blowing dandelion seed heads! Gotta be a kid!

A couple really good plants for early pollinators: violets, pussy willows, birch trees, red maples, serviceberries. None of these need be in the lawn grass. And, the canopy trees of course have the blossoms ( diminutive/ non-showy as they are) high over head. No risk of stepping on a bee. Even the shrubs will have bees up high, rather than where barefeet would step.

Oregon, I agree with your thoughts about wanting gratitude. Its nice if a tenant is appreciative, but more than appreciation I want rent on time, keep the place relatively clean, and get along with the neighbors! All the appreciation in the world doesn't help cover our costs, and home building supply stores have had high inflation last couple of years!

--72.135.xxx.xx




Ungrateful tenet (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: May 11, 2024 7:43 PM
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I have had hives at rentals for a long time, they are effective security native to the area, a prospect asked about the box in the yard, I provide the pets here.

--184.59.xxx.xx




Ungrateful tenet (by Whackjob [HI]) Posted on: May 12, 2024 3:14 AM
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yíall seem to forget what happened during the French Revolution. --136.54.xx.xxx




Ungrateful tenet (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 10:16 AM
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They threw their shoes, aka sabots into the machinery and invented the term sabotage? That's all that I remember of French revolution. Oh, wait somebody told them to eat cake, so they invented the guillotine. Well, maybe they already had that. But they sure used it a lot.

So, whackjob, hello, ( oh-ho I see what you did there. Oh, that's punny: Guilletine-whackjob,) ...ahem... so, Whackjob, if the tenant is doing the three things I mentioned: paying rent on time, keeping place relatively clean, getting along with neighbors, probably most of us landlords won't be jerks. In fact, we'll seem great. But try to give us excuses instead of rent, stain, tear and trash the place, have loud frequent arguments, park in neighbor's designated parking spots, cuss and swear outside where neighbor's kids hear, deal drugs or prostitution, then , yeah, we won't get along. And tenant WILL be moving.

Whackjob, you have the right to EARN a nice place to live. I do not have an obligation to give you my houses just because you want it. My tenants are good neighbors, keep their places relatively clean, and, if they cannot pay rent on time, follow the plan I spelled out for late rents, which includes late fees, but don't give me excuses. Save the drama for yer mama! I'm a momma, but not yer momma! --72.135.xxx.xx




Ungrateful tenet (by zero [IN]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 5:55 PM
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Busy, you have been trolled I fear.

Might not be so but the numbers match another poster who was a little off topic as well and claimed a different area altogether. --107.147.xx.xx




Ungrateful tenet (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: May 16, 2024 5:18 PM
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Zero, I get that this is a tenant, or tenant advocate whois insinuating us landlords will experience the French Revolution duex.

I do know there are significant differences, for instance in Ďmerica, a tenant can buy a home, even become a landlord. If I understand much about the French revolution, there was a class system, and lowest classes couldnít vote, or do much to move out if their class. Not so here. Thatís why so many people still want to move here. Even if some people birn here donít recognize the opportunities. --172.59.xx.xxx




Ungrateful tenet (by zero [IN]) Posted on: May 17, 2024 8:43 AM
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Busy, same person posted as LL saying notice was not required and that they inspected a rental on Christmas day.

Apartment inspections?? (by Joy [CA])

Same masked IP as Ungrateful tenet (by Whackjob [HI])

Could be different posters, but since both are a little out there it makes me wonder. --107.147.xx.xx




Ungrateful tenet (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: May 17, 2024 10:19 AM
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Oh, for sure Zero. That's why in the second paragraph I referenced things I wrote in response to one of the two other threads. I knew Joy had read them.

I still thought whack job was funny! ( French revolution known for whacking off the higher classes heads) And, I think the Hi was for hello, not a state.

Just a good reminder to landlords that seem to forget this is a very public forum. Some people like to whine, snivel and gossip. In person, most of us would just close the conversation and walk away. But, when griping and complaining is posted regularly on a public forum, it can give the impression that most of us landlords don't respect our customers. I say that is not true. I value my customers and offer them a well -maintained place at a fair price. Not fancy, as mine are in tougher neighborhoods, and my tenant's couldn't afford to pay for damages on high-end goods if the kids got too rambunctious. So formica counters, vinyl windows rather than granite and triple pane high-end windows. And, I don't ding my tenants for every dang little thing, put in effort to make things sturdy so items don't break/ damage easily. And put thought into energy-efficiency, security, and beauty. Most landlords do these things, from my perspective. --72.135.xxx.xx



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