Monday, March 23, 2015

Tenants behaving badly

As a follow-on to last week's post, this week is dedicated to tenants behaving badly.

1.  We all know the movie Pacific Heights

2.  UK tenants behaving badly

3.  From Money Smarts Blog

4.  Airbnb horror stories

5.  Too-numerous-to-count tenants who grow marijuana and run meth labs from their rental properties.

6.  Tenant who ran garden hose inside and soaked the hardwood floors.

7.  Tenant who placed a cardboard box full of shredded newspaper on top of his electric stove and turned on the burner just before he moved out.  The resulting fire destroyed the apartment and damaged the two adjoining units.

8.  Homeowner lost his house to foreclosure.  He smeared yoghurt onto all the interior walls and ceilings in the heat of summer.  When the bank took over the property about a month later, the real estate agent found so much mold in the home that it had to be demolished.

9.  Disgusting, murky swimming pool which, when drained after the tenant moved out, revealed an old car, a lawn mower, and several dead dogs.

Here are some sites with advice on dealing with tenants from hell:

Tips for managing terrible tenants

How to keep from having nightmare tenants

If anyone has their own "bad tenant" story, please post in comments.

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