It wasn't worth it in the end
Ran an Airbnb for a year. Four clean cut frat boys had a seven-day stay. When they checked out I sent my usual “Hope you enjoyed your trip!” text, and they responded that the toilet hadn’t been working for their stay. They could have told me this on day one. Instead they used the toilet for a full week. There was a mountain of poop. A mountain.
I took the toilet tank lid off. The chain had come loose. Four men in their 20s didn’t know how to attach the toilet tank chain.
Forever and ever, for the rest of my life, I will feel smart. Even though I’m the dummy who had to shovel poop mountain into contractor bags. (Twothumbsthisgy)
My parents rented out their house when they moved two states away. Everything was fine for a few months until the renter started being late on rent every time, and then eventually not paying. Then they found out utilities hadn’t been paid in months and were in the renters dead sons name.
Because of squatters rights, took five months and multiple trips in a car back and forth from Oklahoma to Colorado to get the house empty. By the time the renter was finally out we had to rent a huge dumpster for all the contents of the house, replace the stolen appliances, replace all of the carpet and tile, oh and remove all the needles from heroin use. (gatesmeg94)
Four at a Time
I own and rent out four different houses. At the same time, everything below happened (broken down by different properties):
A- tenants son got out of prison. Said son is invited to live with my tenant. Son sold narcotics to undercover agent out of my property. The city was threatening to seize the property. Ended up evicting long term, great tenant to get city to leave me alone.
B- long term tenant lost their jobs.
C- lady died.
D- tenant said to me “I am gong to live here, and I am not going to pay you.” Talked with Lawyer, and he said laws are in her favor. Gave advice to drive her out. Was a three month process, but she left.
Four houses, zero income, and one property threatened to be seized for narcotic trafficking. (Racetimingco)