Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Adventures of a Landlady- Cops Surround House

September 7, 2016

Last week I was told about the dining room floor bucking up at one of the rental houses so I made an appointment with the tenant to come and fix it. 

This is very strange because the sub floor is not wet, not was the oak hardwood, So it was cut out and replaced with new lumber. Since this is not a five minute job I was back and forth in the neighborhood today because I still have a couple pieces of lumber left from last weeks roof repair and boy oh boy did I get my eyes full!

I have two evictions going on right now, one has their time up on the thirty days and still would not move so I paid the courts to get that done and I expect to see the sheriff at that house, plus its know for the dope takers coming and going so I am sure its going to happen sooner or later, the cops will show up for that.

The other tenant still has a couple weeks till she is to be out and she probably will push me to pay the sheriff to remove her but After working at the one rental houses floor I went by the old home place that we are repairing and took measurements and dropped some trash in the trash can, my sister called and asked me if I was done that she wanted a ride to the grocery store to buy meats, I agreed to come get her.

My old home place is located so that I come out to Deyo street, right in front of the one evicted womans house AND lo and behold! The house was surrounded by cops from the sheriffs office, guns drawn and aimed at the doors!

The one deputy watched us as we passed, and kept going. 

I got my sister and went the other way, let them do there job.

I went in with my sister to the little neighborhood grocery store and she shopped, Tony seen friends in the parking lot and chatted.

I know it took a good thirty minutes or more, but when we topped the hill the sheriff department was still there but most were standing at the back door now and not any by the road.

When I dropped my sister back at her place I went the other way, again.

I got home and was winding down and I thought about it so I did it, I called her mother to ask what was going on and she told me they were looking for some guy called TK that hangs out with her grandson and he has 6 felony warrants on him, she went on to say they caught him a couple streets over.

I talked to her about her daughter, that its clear she has mental problems, if she gets out within the 30 days I wont take her to small claims court or have the sheriff remove her from the house and put her stuff in the road. She thanked me but I am not sure if she will get her out or not. Never know about these things.

I have learned a few lessons this year and one is who to rent to and who I am not renting to anymore. 

Another day in the life!

By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry


  1. I was shocked to read this. I thought that maybe you finally had all good ones. The excitement never ends. Hopefully the mother gets her out.

    1. I have 4 out of 6 that are good, I am changing the deal no more SSi people and I am going up $100 on each rent!

  2. Wow that is crazy!! I was hoping you finally got good renters in.

    1. I live and learn, even after 20 years. Things will change that is for sure, I am so tired of these trashy people.

    2. I don't blame you. They have put you through the ringer. You don't deserve what they have been doing to you.

    3. I do blame myself because I did lower my standards.

  3. Being a landlady is not any fun. There are so many people who just want to take and take and take. If you get a good tenant it's worthwhile to lower the rent just a few dollars, so that they stay. If they are bad tenants then watchout!

    1. I tried that and it does NOT work, So now they have to work and they have to pay.

      People are getting worst, act like the world owes them.