I am sooo not cut out to be a landlord......(vent coming)
Ok, I understand that in the grand "scheme" of things that this isn't huge. But, it kinda is......well when you add it up with all the other things that these people have done over the course of the last year.
And no, they aren't horrible tenants. But they are not good tenants either. DH says that I don't look at this as a business opportunity. I am taking it personally. And I probably am..........but sometimes it's hard not to, kwim?
First off, these people pay us late. Like almost every month. I think that they have paid on time three times totally since they have been there in July. Which is fine.....except this last time they didn't pay the late fee they were supposed to. They did overpay it the first time they were late so I took half of the money from that. But still.....you paid late, pay the fee. DH said let it go. FINE
They have to pay the water bill every three months. This time it was $103.92 They paid it 2 months late and paid me $100. Not what the bill was......what she decided was enough I guess. DH said we will give her a "goodwill credit". FINE But then she always pays through paypal (which is actually a pain for me but whatever) and she did it so that I got charged $3.20 for her to pay her $100................I am trying to get DH to address this with her since if she does it with rent we will lose $30.
SHe has given away plants from my yard on CL without asking............that was a principle thing.
She almost got my insurance on the house canceled. It took a week to sort that mess out and cost us money for us to cover her trampoline and swimming pool.
And she took something that my DH ordered on Amazon and accidentally had shipped to our old house. For some reason the company put my name or resident???? and they decided to keep the box. While legally they could, morally that feels like stealing to me.
I guess I am so unhappy about these tenants because none of these things are things that I would personally do. EVER!
Thanks for letting me vent! If you read all this, bless you.