What the lamest excuse/s you've heard from a tenant for not paying rent ??
Did you let it slide or what?I got short changed on the direct deposit of the rent by a long term (8 year) tenant one day. I called to query the odd amount that got paid intp the account. She said she was short of money and "I knew you wouldn't mind".
What do you say to that? I was expecting a real excuse. That was the best she could do
I asked her to make it up next fortnight. She did. Never had a problem before that or since. She's been with me since 2001, so I figure I'm way ahead in terms of not having any lost rent during tenant changeover in that time. So, I didn't make a huge deal out of it.Did you let it slide or what?
good move, good landlord!I asked her to make it up next fortnight. She did. Never had a problem before that or since. She's been with me since 2001, so I figure I'm way ahead in terms of not having any lost rent during tenant changeover in that time. So, I didn't make a huge deal out of it.
And after that?Just last month I got "I lost my job" but.................as soon as my stimulus cheque comes in I will pay rent out of that.
We went out and brought a new TV for our bedroom yesterday to replace the Kmart one we brought 28 years ago whilst we were buying a dishwasher for the new IP.Plasma or LCD TVs!
I don't get it......what's the lamest excuse you've ever had for not paying rent??took me too long to see the light.. despite seeing others doing better than me, I figured, I dont know.. "it was different"... I figured all you could do is save if you ere good at it, and THEN... if you saved heaps you coudl do ome stuff liek others were doing, but had no idea that it was not THAT hard to get started doing something (investment wise) and that it could lead somewhere... So I looked at others who saved & bought stuff, or even did so with small loans and paid them off as succesful...... No one talked about investing, or what they did with their money, any such talk was limited to how they scrimped and saved and sacrificed, usually when pointing their finger at the rest of us who were spending money on going out.. buying your house was the onlly important thing, but no one, no one ever talked about what the results could be, jsut a dire picture of poverty if I didn't do it...the pictures painted were painted so totally bleak, bullet proof young me never beleive them . Tell you the truth, Kioysaki's Rich DadPoor Dad was such an eye opener for me, even then it took me a while to get my act togethr but it strecthed my mind and opened my eyes at least... A lot of people dont know any better to start with & are sceptical of investing "working".. My first manager at work told me when I borrowed to buy my first car (princely sum of $4.5k loan), that this is when most young blokes start to go down hill, I wondered.. what else do I do ? Can't borrw heaps for a better car, by the time I saved for one it would be ages... Not that it was his "job" to do so, but he never gave me advice as to an alternative, so in the end I shrugged it off... and later on, 10 years or so, found out what he meant.....
Yeah sorry, got carried away with myself...LOL I think he was following on from what Project1080 was saying
Thanks for that. I do try.Rob - you sound like a good landlord.