It is every landlords worst fear that they will get the phone call in the middle of the night saying something has happened to their tenant and/or property.
Well, just that happened to a friend of mine. He received a phone call at 2 am from the police. His rental property was on fire!
He rushed to the property (roughly 45 minutes away from his home) and when he arrived he saw the home nearly burnt to the ground. The firefighters were still putting it out, but luckily no one was injured. That night, he helped to find a place for the tenants to stay, and assist in salvaging anything they could from the property.
The next morning, he started dealing with the “mess”. The home was a complete loss, the fire had started in the basement and gone unnoticed until it was too late. Roughly a week later the fire chief called to give him the cause of the fire.
A VOODOO CEREMONY!!!! Yes, you heard me correctly. The tenants were preforming a voodoo ceremony in the basement and burnt down the house!