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Why am I so nice????

August 7th, 2011 at 09:15 pm

I had sent the tenants a notice that if they didn't have the rent by Monday I would have to start eviction proceedings. She sent me a message today begging to have until Saturday. I told her that was fine. I mean it would take me that long to get the ball rolling on the eviction. She said that she has no where else to go. She then sent me a message that I have been a blessing to her and her family. She is one of the sweetest people I have met but I still can't continue to cover her. I told her that she would have to have the power bill as well but I doubt she will have it.

9 Responses to “Why am I so nice????”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I would start getting everything ready so that you can file a week from Monday. They won't be able to make September's rent at this pace. The fact that they have no where else to go is not your problem. You are not running shelter!!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    I know that you like to avoid conflict, but this woman is manipulating you. Just because she is sweet does not mean it's not manipulation. Didn't you mention in a previous entry that her parents lived near her? Can't she stay with them? Would her parents really let her and her kids go out on the street? I doubt it. Maybe the husband but not the woman and her kids. How come the power bill is not in their name? If it was in their name and they didn't pay it, it would be shut off, which might be what they need to get it together. But honestly I do not think these people will get it together. You need to think of this as a choice between you or them. As long as you need that income to survive financially, these people are going to wreck your budget every time.

    Apparently I have a lot of thoughts on this. I am just so frustrated for you.

  3. Tom Says:

    Don't be a sucker. I was a landlord and I have heard every excuse in the book. I had to evict a tennant and had to almost rebuild their apartment. They cost me so much that after I got them out and rented the apartment I sold the building. NO MORE LANDLORD, for me. Good luck!

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Please sell that house.

  5. littlegopher Says:

    It does sound like your renters' situation is beyond your help. Sometimes it's hard enough to be in control of one's own family's situation (this I know!) May you stay strong for yourself and your kids, and keep meeting the goals you have set forth - best wishes!

  6. PNW Mom Says:

    This situation is really getting out of control. She may have asked for the extention until Saturday because they are planning on up and leaving in the middle of the night. She is sweet now, but what happens whenyou have to go through the eviction which is probably what is going to happen. I bet her attitude will quickly change. She could turn very nasty and they may possibly trash the house. As much as you want to help them and feel bad about the situation, they are putting YOUR family at risk...mentally and financially. Sorry you are having to go through this. Hoping everything will work out ok

  7. rob62521 Says:

    I think you've been fair, but you need to realize your renting this is a business and your renter isn't keeping up with her side of the bargain.

  8. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Just go to your rental house and watch the pizza delivery car arrive just as your renter pulls up with a six pack and a new DVD for the evening's entertainment. This will give you a clearer understanding of whether they really are trying to meet their rent.

  9. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Joan...thanks. I needed that. You are probably right.

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