I know that I haven’t updated you on my entire weekend with my tenant from hell, but I promise you that a long and detailed post on it is coming up. I just couldn’t pass this one up. Today is June 30 and I came in to my office to a voicemail from my tenant threatening me with legal action because I changed the locks on my house…the house that she moved out of…from last weekend. This is the same house that she assured me that she no longer had anything in and was completely finished with. […]
I have purposely not updated you on my dealing with my tenant because I knew that this day would come. My tenant from hell is leaving my house. Let the celebrations begin! Usually I give you the long version of my dealing with my tenant, but this time I figured that I would give you the short, short version.
As you already know, my tenant has a habit of not paying the last portion of her rent on time. A program pays about 80% of her rent to me directly and she had to pay the balance. If she didn’t pay her rent by the 6th of the month she would incur a late fee. She had been on a decent clip for about 2 months with paying her rent on time and then she fell off the cliff.
It’s been a while since I updated you on my tenant from hell. First, I have to say, thanks for following this saga. From the outside looking in, I know that it sort of looks like a soap opera, and some of you now know the story better than I do myself. If you don’t, just browse through the rental property category to get caught up. Now, last time that I updated you on my tenant, I made a surprise visit to the house and found hell and chaos waiting for me. We hoped that she would be able to pay her rent until her lease expires in April. She even gave me a check for January’s rent ahead of time. […]
I knew that this post would come up eventually, but I was hoping that it would not occur for some time. You might remember that I purchased an investment property a few months ago which came with a tenant. The tenant receives most of her rent subsidized for her since she has terminal cancer. Rent in the state where I own the property is cheap and she now has about 85% of her rent subsidized, so she is responsible for a relatively small amount of her rent. She is also responsible for paying her own utilities.
When I purchased the home I gave her a six month lease to see if we could deal successfully with each other. Her lease ends at the end of this month, and we were just discussing a possible renewal when I realized something…She has not paid her rent on time once within the nearly 6 months since I’ve owned the house. The portion that the state subsidized arrives 2 weeks early directly from them, but her portion has never been on time. In fact, her September payment was “lost in the mail” so it was combined with October’s rent which I received 8 days late and only after calling her. […]