Isn’t it interesting how quickly things can turn around? A single mother was renting out her basement to a nice couple with a few kids of their own. The first few months were great, they paid rent on time, and their children even became friends. Until the day that she smelled pot smoke coming through the vents. When she confronted them about it, everything changed. They started banging holes in the walls and burning the countertops in retaliation for her telling them to stop smoking in the home (something clearly stated in their lease) It took 3 months to evict and over $2 in damages, all because the tenants knew how to play the court system, yet another reason to do thorough credit, eviction & criminal checks BEFORE renting out a property!