Monday, March 15, 2010

Thank you PMB.

Long time readers will get the title of this post.

I was going to post about other stuff today, but my brain is all busy with this other crap. The first thing is - I had to fire a guy that has been with me for a long time.

The second thing is... my renter.

You know, when I bought my crap shack I fully considered a downturn in the economy. If I couldn't sell it, my backup plan was to rent it out. If I had a shitty renter, I'd just kick them out and get a new better one.

Well, I never expected that so many people would be complete deadbeats. Or that the economy would suck so much with very little hope in sight.

The relationship with my renter had completely fallen off a cliff. He was starting to meet the technical terms for eviction. Yet, he does eventually pay. And, I have to follow the rental laws. He must have realized that I was close to booting him out because he called today. I'm not going to go into the whole thing.

Items of interest though? He and the renter next door have started calling the cops on each other. Oh yes. And no - there are no trailer parks involved. Since they both are sort of tards - I don't even know what to say about it.

On one hand, I'd love for the other guy to move. So one day I can sell my place without him working on his pinto in his garage and scaring people off. This is a working middle class neighborhood after all.

On the other hand. I never expected my renter to get so white trash either. I've known that guy for a long time. He lived in a house that was worth a full 25% more than my house. Not the rental.

The whole thing is really annoying. Normally I wouldn't think twice about booting him out. Yet with the economy I feel a little trapped. I could get someone better, or I could get someone worse. All I know is, it's really the wrong time to be a landlord.