After all the bad press on unreasonable landlords (tenants: my heart goes out to you, those guys shld be shot!) , can i just share my frustration, story... Maybe you guys can share some good advice or maybe people will understand why the nice landlord becomes the landlord from hell eventually..
Note: i'm not trying to find new tenants here..
I bought a condo
on city-fringe in 2010 & inherited the tenants from the previous owner.
Since then, the things in the condo mysteriously keep breaking.. Firstly it was air-condition, the water heater, the light covers in a few rooms; mind you, all this repairs are all a few thousand bucks each.
Recently, the tap was leaking and amazingly, changing a tap cost $160, just $10 more than the agreed minor repair range of $150. I'm not the fussy landlord who checkins often. I only come in once to see what broke then once more to see what has been changed and the stuff i replace, i don't just go for the cheapest, i go for the same if not better. Now i have just been told the stove is spoiled and the fridge has cracked..like seriously..how do you crack the fridge?
During my last trip, i noted the lack of shower curtain and i am worried that in longer time, the doors (wooden) will rot, i have asked the tenant to install shower curtain, but he refuse to, i think it's because it will fall within the range of minor repairs.
Sigh.. I think this is the last term i will rent out the place to him..and next time, i won't be as nice a landlord...much stricter by the book.
always happy to make a new fren...