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Messy Tenant

December 10th, 2017 at 03:08 pm

So we finally got the tenant out and my God, she left that place a mess.

Dirty diapers everywhere, bird food everywhere, dirty dishes, you name it, it was done.

We had thought she'd stole the air handler and filed a police report but thank God that was not the case. I have to now have the report amended. She did remove the thermostat and took all the closet doors as well as cut the house to the hot water heater. Unbelievable

In financial news, other than buying plywood today to secure the house I spent nothing. It's only five days this month that I actually didn't waste any money spending.

I had stop by Michael's because I've been wanting a Budget Happy Planner, they're so cute and well I just want one. When I entered the store the line was out the door, they did not have the planner I wanted and it wasn't in my budget. I almost bought the extension packet but thought a) you don't need this, b) you haven't budgeted for this plus your fun envelope is empty and c) your homemade planner is just fine. So needless to say I left the store without a thing.

I'll admit it was tough but I'm glad I did not purchase.

6 Responses to “Messy Tenant”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    You own a rental unit? Your dad's house?

  2. Amber Says:

    It's one of dad's properties that I manage until the estate is settled. My dad makes me so proud, 6th grade education but was well accomplished and smart. I'm working so hard now to do what he did so that not only would he be proud but so will I. He never knew how much debt I had, he probably would kill me if he did, he always said he was proud of me, especially of my education. Once the estate closes the money from the rental will be split, it's not much because the tenant didn't pay 🙄🤦🏾‍♀️

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Thanks for sharing Amber. Tenants can be tough sometimes! I hope you can get a new tenant soon.

  4. crazyliblady Says:

    Ouch! That could get expensive. Are you taking the tenant to court over the damages?

  5. AnotherReader Says:

    The most important factor in rental success is to screen your tenants. Hire it out to one of the companies that checks both local and national databases. Set a minimum credit score. I do not consider applicants with scores less than 650. Somewhere in the range of 625 to 650 should be your minimum, depending on your rental market. NEVER budge on that. Criminal history is important as well. Every adult that lives on the property must fill out an application and be screened, not just the person that signs the lease.

    Be consistent in applying your standards. Don't accept excuses and sob stories. You will go broke trying to accommodate people with excuses.

    For a helpful perspective from a successful landlord, check out this blog.


  6. rob62521 Says:

    That's crummy about the tenant.

    Good job on not spending money on the planner.

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