My Tenant's Rent Is Late...Again

My Tenant’s Rent Is Late…Again

I took a deep cleansing breath before beginning this post, however, I can not guarantee that I will make it to the end of this post without bursting into virtual hair pulling.  Early last month I told you about my tenant that has been consistently late in paying her rent.  I hadn’t charged her the late fees outlined in our lease agreement and decided to begin charging her the late fees if she was late with November’s rent.  Lo and behold, it is now the 12th and I have yet to receive the balance of the rent that she is responsible for.

I’m not a stalkerish type of landlord.  I don’t call or write or bug her at all.  I let the grace period of 5 days go by.  You know how Jesus rose from the dead on the 3rd day?  Well, she came out of hiding on the 6th day, which happened to be last Saturday.  She must have called me 10 times that day saying that she was going to pay the rent by depositing directly into my bank account.  I never answered her phone calls and allowed them to go to voicemail.  I did call her back on Wednesday to tell her that i had not received the rent and to ask if she needed any additional information.  She didn’t answer my voicemail or return my call. […]