A tenant calls the manager furious that her child is being ‘eaten alive by mosquitoes’. She states that the management needs to do something about this ‘infestation’ immediately. The manager calls pest control and sends them out the next morning to remedy the problem. Within 15 minutes of the appointment, the exterminator calls the manager with an update. Unfortunately, the mosquito bites were from the kids sleeping out on the dock at the lake out back….. He can’t exterminate nature!
I have to go to a funeral next week, so I just don’t have time to come by to pay the rent. I’ll have to pay it when I get back in town. While we fully understand that it is hard to lose someone, there are luckily multiple different ways to pay rent now that don’t require you to physically come into the office.
How many times does a tenant need to be locked out before they understand they were evicted? Sometimes way too many. Recently we obtained an eviction order and had the tenant locked out. Later that evening, the tenant broke back into the property and resumed living there as though noth- ing happened. The police were called the following day and instructed them to leave. They left and a few hours later returned. The police were called again, and waited while the tenants re- moved motor homes and vehicles and the property was secured. Later that same evening, the tenants broke back into the property and..
My boyfriend moved out, so I can’t afford the rent. You’ll have to ask him for it…. The boyfriend was not authorized on the lease, nor did he sign the lease.
I can’t pay rent this month because our dog ate some of the carpet from the living room and had to have surgery to remove it. Actually, I need to send you the bill since it is obvious the carpet wasn’t secured properly! The dog was unauthorized, and the carpet was newly installed! photo credit: www.freeimages.com/tomhemeryk
A Manager received a request for more information on a property. The potential tenants profile indicates three adults and $500 income, no credit. When they call and the potential applicant they tell the manager that they need a place immediately because she will be getting her baby back tomorrow, her Grandparents don’t want her living with them anymore and her Mom is in jail so she can’t live with her Mom. The manager asks her how many people will be living in the property and she asks how many rooms there are… When the answer is two, she says there will “probably” be three people. I ask..
Did you know that your landlord’s homeowner’s insurance policy does not cover any of your personal belongings in case of an emergency? If your fridge goes out, the basement floods or someone breaks in and steals your TV, the landlord most likely won’t be the one paying for your stuff. This is a great reason to have renter’s insurance, which can cover all of your personal belongings depending on your coverage. We often don’t think of having renter’s insurance because as non-permanent residents, it just doesn’t seem like we have that much or that what we have is even worth the money. What to consider..
Sorry, the IRS has seized all my assets, so I can’t pay rent this month…. or next…
An irate tenant calls their manager complaining that their neighbor across the way is a ‘pervert’. Every night they catch him looking in the window to their bathroom. They don’t want to call the police in fear of retaliation. The manager, trying to find a resolution, approaches the neighbor to explain the circumstances and states, if it doesn’t stop the police will be called! The neighbor calmly states, the whole neighborhood is watching them… They NEVER close the blinds! Sometimes it is very helpful to get both sides of the story!
Most landlords prefer to sign one year leases with their tenants. And for most tenants, living in one place for a year will work with their own schedules as well. But whether you are planning on staying for the entire lease term, or if you already know of life plans that will require a move, it is good to know what the options are for getting out of your contract. Before you sign a lease, make sure to review it and talk to the landlord to understand what the expectations are for getting out of that lease. Are you allowed to sell your contract? What’s..