I am a really easy going landlord.
I generally fix things when they break.
I understand that wear and tear happens and I am generally fine about that.
I understand that when you are moving out doing a huge clean can be exhuasting and at the end you start to cut corners. That is why between every tenancy I go in and spend a day cleaning the again to make sure it is sparkly clean for the new tenant.
I try to upgrade something with every new tenant whether it be new carpet, fresh paint or a new appliance, I like to keep the place in good shape for my renters.
I always leave a little gift to welcome you to your new home.
At Christmas I send you a present, sometimes I give you a weeks free rent.
When construction started next door, I arranged for you to be compensated so you got two years rent at half price.
I am pretty good landlord. In fact in over ten years of owning two rental properties I have never had a bad tenant ever. My tenants have always paid rent and looked after the place. I have never called tenants back to clean the property or claimed anything from their bond, I understand that properties have wear and tear.
But you give tenants a bad name.
|This is why we had to take it off the market.|
In most houses toilets gets cleaned every week or so, most people clean their shower at least once a month and in fact throw some of these babies which help clean a toilet for you. I love flushable toilets wipes which takes five seconds to wipe down the toilet. Do these basic things and I won't need to spend hours scrubbing and near vomitting to clean the grotty mess you left behind. Whilst I am talking about mirrors, you can usually see yourself better in a mirror that has been cleaned in the last two years.
Kitchens require regular cleaning, when you don't clean the stove top for months and months, food and grease builds up, it doesn't just wipe off. When you use scourers and scrub you ruin the enamel and it looks gross and costs a bomb to replace. PS dishwashers only work when they are plugged into power and oven tend to smoke when you don't clean them, these are not electrical faults just your lack of cleanliness. Your regular calls to the electrician got pretty annoying.
And dear tenant I know that you believe that you have been ripped off when we took your bond but so far we have spend over 60 hours fixing your mess and we are not even finished yet, repainting an entire home isn't easy you know. We have spend over $3,000 on carpet and paint products alone, this does not include labour which will peak at about 100hours. So when you do the calculations you got off very lightly, I even have to pay the rent whilst we repair the mess you left.
PS your boss has coffee in my office everyday, you are lucky I am not vindictive because we live in a small town.
A not rich, just caring landlord