Today we have an eviction at noon. And that is not fun. The tenant has not paid rent since September 17 nor has she made any attempt to contact me to make arrangements. My calls and emails go unanswered. It’s currently 31 degrees outside and she has two children 10 and under. Yet, at noon, we have to put her out. What choice do we have?
I realize people think a landlord may enjoy this. But the owner of this building has kids and mortgages and financial responsibilities, as well. He’s not looking to support an additional family of 3.
And why won’t they leave before we come over? When we put her stuff out on the street it will be picked over by passer-byes making the situation worse for her. Denial? Probably. I’ve seen it before.
We talk a lot about the benefits of owning investment property. This is one of the downsides. It takes a human toll.