Absolutely.Strong Eagle wrote:Yah... I tend to agree... I am a landlord as well. Then again, my philosophy is that a happy tenant pays the rent on time, and keeps the place up. So I work to ensure that my tenant is happy.JR8 wrote:I like your approach SE...
But also as a landlord I have to say I perhaps strangely rather enjoy getting these blunderbuss lawyers letters, and then ignoring them to see what happens next.
I will add that it has only happened twice in about 100 let/years. I think the downfall is that the lawyer is not briefed correctly, or... is just crap. So half of what they say is shite. Coupled with their full attack-dog style it can be amusing. Pity the punter paying them $200 an hour...
p.s. I do my own law and accounts for a reason
This LL doesn't seem to get that, and while people's willingness to confront vary, I'd be right in the middle of his face in a very large way.
You are also correct about 'blunderbuss' lawyers. The best letters are the ones that are on solid legal ground, pleasant, but with the unmistakable undercurrent of a serious legal threat.
Bad: We'll take you to court and squeeze your nuts off.
Good: My client wishes to work with you in a friendly and cooperative manner so that you can avoid the expense, aggravation, and loss of face that might occur should an escalation of remedies be necessary.
I don't know what the average stay of my tenants is. But one of them has been in situ for certainly 10+ years now. For a young prof in central London that is almost unheard of! So I can't be that bad can I?
It's simply that I don't like people who try and take the piss!