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Stupid renters!

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posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 02:35 PM
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One has to have thick skin and nerves of steel to be a slumlord. I tried my hand at it with one rental. Never again. They were con artist. I did background checks, no criminal records. What I didn't know, they were in debt up to their ears and it all crashed right after they moved in. Always late on rent and I was constantly being called by their creditors. So many stories with these losers. I ended up writing them a beautiful letter to their new potential landlord just to get them the hell out with no drama. NEVER AGAIN.




posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 02:46 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Hialeah Water department required a $400 dollar deposit.

Stupidly large and I'm still waiting for it to come back to me.



posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 02:59 PM
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originally posted by: RalagaNarHallas
a reply to: Bluntone22

this is exactly why i stopped being a landlord it would take more then 20 posts for me to sum up my bad experiences in land-lording out in Montana the money just was not worth it any more


I was a landlord for about three years. The first tenants were great until they moved six months into the year they said they'd be there. After that it was horrible and a huge money loss with every renter. Even had to ask one to move because my kid found the wife on a sex offender site (for lifting her shirt at a bike rally and a 12yo saw her).

Never again. Ever. Not if you paid me handsomely. People suck.



posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Back in the 90s my sister had condo that was under water. So she could not afford to sell it. So she rented it out. Every 15 months she would have to replace all the carpets and spend more fixing it to prepare for the next renter who was evicted than she collected in rent. One time she went down over to the condo to check on why the renter did not pay rent. She showed up and the front door was completely gone and missing!!! What a nightmare!!!

After about 5 years she was able to sell it and break even with the mortgage. But she was still minus all the money she spent on carpets, doors, and fixing walls.

And this was in Maryland outside of DC! If this had been in New Jersey there would have been several major crime scenes! Even though New Jersey is notorious for having the most honest and ethical politicians in the Union our people here are not always of the highest quality.


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posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 03:09 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Would a good contract fix your problems?, You know if one damages this he gets to pay that and so on?

I dunno just thank god i do not have to rent, would be terrible to try to explain all the blood and brains n`(SNIP) to a landlord.



posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 03:21 PM
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We had tenants, also 6 in one house. They all were sublets by the one tenant we had on the books.
Brand new kitchen, burned around the oven, didn't use the shower curtain so all the water went all over the floor and the floor caved in. Nobody ever took their shoes off and the new carpets were caked in dirt like 10 years of usage by miners.
Grease on the walls from their heads.
Never opened a window and hence everything was mouldy.
Sink pipe absolutely chocked with hardened grease they poured down it like feckwits.
All that and we didn't even get rent from the one official one for 6 months and he didn't even live there and collected the other's rent for himself. He drove one of those cars that footballers drive and that was one of three luxury cars.
Never again.



posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 03:31 PM
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originally posted by: solve
a reply to: Bluntone22

Would a good contract fix your problems?, You know if one damages this he gets to pay that and so on?

I dunno just thank god i do not have to rent, would be terrible to try to explain all the blood and brains n`(SNIP) to a landlord.



Not really.
Legally you are in the right and are owed money but it's nearly impossible to get them to pay.
The only time I recall ever getting paid what was owed was when a lady wanted to buy a house and had to get rid of her liens to get a loan.
It took three years but I got paid.



posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

I don't think the state matters.
People suck everywhere.



posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 03:34 PM
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originally posted by: Hecate666
Grease on the walls from their heads.


Wh...what!?!?! Seriously? What filthy ass slobs did you rent the place to? Good Lord, that's seriously disgusting.



posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

“ always look on the bright side of life “

It could be worse .






posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 03:57 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: Hecate666
Grease on the walls from their heads.


Wh...what!?!?! Seriously? What filthy ass slobs did you rent the place to? Good Lord, that's seriously disgusting.


You would be surprised at how well people can cover themselves when they need to. We even found a used condom in a closet once. On the plus side, at least they weren't procreating.



posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22




Good renters are a treasure.
Unfortunately they are not usually long term because they tend to buy a home or are only in the area short term for work or school.


We were those renters. We always paid early, and actually left the place better than we found it. We only rented until we got a feel for the area enough to buy.

I can only imagine what other renters were like. My first week in a rental, the air conditioner was acting weird. I checked the filter. I had never seen anything so disgusting in my entire life. It looked like it had not been changed in 10 years. The previous tenant, literally had never changed the filter. We are talking 3-5 inches of filth/fuzz/dust/dirt/bugs on the filter. I don't even know how any air could get past. I know some renters don't feel the need to do things, but dang, that's the air you are going to be breathing!

I would never be a landlord. My parents had nightmare after nightmare story. Very rarely do landlords make money. Usually they only do if they are renting very high end places, or are more... cough...rough... than the tenants.



posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 04:30 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: grey580

One of the town's in my area requires a very large deposit to have electricity turned on in homes.
I don't recall exactly but I think it was $600.
That's asking a lot for a renter.
I just estimate what the bill will be and add it to the rent. It worked for years until this guy...lol


Then tough s#, they'll have to pay the deposit. If you want better renters, that's the catch you use to GET better renters -- renter pays all utilities and deposits on them. Just speaking as a life-long renter who rented long-term from a family friend who was a lifelong landlord, IMO, the worst deal you can make as a landlord is a courtesy utility. My water is covered in my current place's rent, but I'd rather it be in my name, not theirs. If I f# up, it's on me and me alone. You're providing the roof and walls, that's enough to ask. Utilities should not be part of it unless you're HUD housing and it's required.



posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 04:42 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: Bluntone22




Good renters are a treasure.
Unfortunately they are not usually long term because they tend to buy a home or are only in the area short term for work or school.


We were those renters. We always paid early, and actually left the place better than we found it.


We stay two months paid ahead as a buffer before savings may need applied, our rental company practically rolls out the red carpet for us when we come in every two weeks. We could be paying monthly on the first like the lease stipulates, but we go in every pay period and pay an even portion, and stick around & chat.
Any issues we've had that weren't minor enough to repair or resolve ourselves were quickly fixed & usually same-day (like the furnace than went out right when winter kicked in -- shiny new Lennox got installed 6 hours later) We keep the yard manicured, and go so far as to power wash the driveway & brick front on the house in the summer to keep it looking sharp (makes a huge difference) They've let us landscape as we please, and even let us restain the back deck and repaint the trim on the house & railings instead of waiting for someone to come out & do it. THAT takes a lot of trust for a LL to let you do, it's a huge gamble that you may or may not seriously screw up & waste the money spent on the supplied upper-tier material brands.

We also are very mindful of our water usage even though it's a courtesy utility they pay -- I check seasonally on the city website to see how we're doing. Even with power washing, and a pool one summer, we still came in below normal usage. One a year, that difference is added up in the office, and applied as one annual break on the rent. Its not a ton, but it's a nice little "renter's rebate", if you will



posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: eletheia

It isn't even always lack of aspiration but lack of any coherent ability to realistically plan for, follow, through, and realize that aspiration.

Why do you think so many buy lottery tickets or play the slots?



posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 05:08 PM
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Hmmm, well personally, I'm getting tired of landlords that don't do # all. I lived for years without a fridge and a stove with one working burner because my landlord refused to replace them. Both were at least 30 years old. My roof was collapsing in my kitchen, my landlord refused to repair it. Eventually we left without notice because we couldn't handle living in a ramshackle hovel.

The last place I just moved out of, we spent 7 months contacting our landlord and eventually the police about threats and harassment from the tenant upstairs. The landlord refused to do anything, even after she got a report from the police. We again left without notice because the police advised us to leave as soon as possible.

Renting out a place isn't free money, landlords have responsibilitiea, that in my experience, they ignore even when forced to deal with it.



posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 05:16 PM
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a reply to: dug88

There are bad landlords out there.
I'm not one of them.

One thing I can say though..
The lower the rent, the worse the renter.
Same goes for landlords.



posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 05:16 PM
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a reply to: dug88

It sounds like you're renting from an absolute slum lord.



posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

My father ran a large apartment complex in Oklahoma City with a hundred(?) residents. One day he receives a call from a tenant who says his ceiling is glowing red and the paint has been burned off the ceiling. My dad goes upstairs to check on the tenant and he finds 25 people living in the two bed room apartment and they had killed a goat in the bathtub and were cooking it in the tub.




posted on Dec, 27 2019 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: DeathSlayer

Mexican renters have a tendency to have multiple families living in one home.
It's a lease violation but they suddenly can't speak English.



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