It is fairly common for people to assume that expenses are not theirs. In property management it is a daily occurrence. Here are some of the common expenses that are the tenants responsibility that are often assumed to be ‘included’ in a rental: Lightbulbs: #1 on this list is definitely lightbulbs. Upon moving in the light bulbs should all be working. The resident’s use of the lights is what causes them to need to be replaced. This is why it is typically the residents responsibility to change them when they burn out. Furnace Filters: Along the same lines as light bulbs, filters become dirty through..
I didn’t know I had to give notice when I moved out? This excuse has been used over and over throughout the history of rental properties across the world. The important thing to note, for both tenant and landlord/manager, is that you are legally bound by the contract that you sign. In the state of Utah, the rental contract spells out the amount of notice that must be given by the tenant and/or management, and is enforceable from the moment it is signed. Not thoroughly reading your lease agreement does not exempt you from paying rent.
Sorry, I can’t pay my rent this month because infertility treatments are REALLY expensive and I REALLY want another baby! * Permission was given to post this comment from the tenant who stated it. We hope that it can be used as a teaching moment to show that even though a reason may feel like the most important excuse in the world, it is still breaking the terms of a lease agreement.
I want to apply for the rental but won’t have the application fee till for another week or two. But I ‘totally’ want the home…. Will you hold it for me?
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..