||[Feb. 25th, 2016|10:22 am]
The person who rents my guest house has been gone for two weeks. He just left the house without telling me he had moved out. Since this is still a legal case, I can't go in the house yet. That little creep has kept me from renting it out again until the legal matter is over. It may take another two weeks.|
Today is the last day of the court date. After that the sheriffs will come and put a 5 day notice to vacate on his door again. Sometime after that, they will come again to lock him out and I can change the key. Then I will have to clean up his mess. It will probably cost me another $500-1000 to replace carpet and other fixtures he has damaged.
It really gets expensive when you get such a jerk, that thinks everybody has to pay and support him. I will be raising the rent $100 a month from now on, to pay for this guys damage, and lawyer fees. I was hoping to rent it out sooner to help pay for the $2500 tax bill that is due in a month or so.
I will also be having to paint the outside when the Sheriff turns it over to me, and allows me to remove the trash furniture he left all around the outside of the house. These laws that favor the renters are really screwing the person who owns the house. There are a lot of expenses that need to be covered by that rent money. When some jerk refuses to pay or move, it can really put the landlord behind. I had to work extra days to pay his expenses while he just laid there watching TV.