Plans are made to be broken, or rather that is the motto of a landlady. I make plans and with one ring of the phone your day just became someone else`s day, you are the problem solver.
I got the call early that one of my rental properties was being abused, the front door and a window, all because a man told a woman to go away, the woman thinking she can have her way with my property is sadly mistaken. I sent word, I will have her arrested.
After carefully thinking about this situation with this property, how many rules are being broken, I decided to give notice of eviction, with an out. When I say " with an out" I mean if they leave before due date I will not take them to court for damages, just go away. Stay and I will have to recover losses. I prepared the papers and headed off for the planned work for the day.
Stop one, fix a leaking rook on one rental house.
Stop two mow the grass at th other rental house, install a new toilet handle because they don`t make them like they used to.
But now because of this early morning interruption I have to make one stop before work on the other properties, the eviction.
This eviction was not expected I could tell by the look on his face, I reckon I am supposed to keep taking what is dished out.
I did get the eviction taken care of and the roof repair. I began to mow the grass and the rain started, so I stopped and my help fixed the toilet handle.
But one good note to think about is the other lady that I had served an eviction for failure to pay rent, stepped up and paid her past due rent so I am not out another months rent.
Just when you think things will run smoothly, they don`t and they never will, that is just the life of a landlady!
By Andria Perry
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