I Am a Landlord

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 44 People

    Going It Alone

    Most people imagine landlords as old crotchety people who are always complaining about the racket you make, but that's not my case. Sometime during college, a friend of mine got hit by the real estate bug and became very interested in investing in rental property. His...
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    3 Responses Jul 15, 2007

    My Experiences As a Landlord

    Renters trash the place.  The security deposit is not enough to pay for all the damage they cause.  I always have to call the plumber because they just do not care if something gets stuck in the pipes.   If you will rent out to someone, make a list of rules as...
    mchlvincent mchlvincent
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Aug 30, 2009

    I Am Too Young to Be a Landlord of 200 Units.

    I was working full time as a waitress and going to school full time in California till I met my husband.  I moved to Vegas to be with him when I was 21 and turns out that his family owns 200 units of apartments and the only people who takes care of all those units...
    fennnyyy fennnyyy
    5 Responses Dec 18, 2008

    Big Mistake Renting To Felon

    Okay so I had this really nice couple come and give me this big sob story about how they needed a place but she has a felony. We are part of the good landlord association so I should have said no but having pitty I called the owner and asked if we could make an acception for this...
    nctingey103 nctingey103
    1 Response May 20, 2012

    Renter's Permit

    Okay so I am new at this and no, I didn't know I need a renter's permit.  I found out when the new tenant went to the city to get the utilities turned on.  How awful.  Now I have to pay for a permit and wait for the inspector to come and inspect the house.  Oh and the deposit...
    B3lla01 B3lla01
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2011


    I finally got tenants for my house and some of the stress is gone.  People were beginning to break in.  I will be more relaxed when they finally move in and get settled.  At this point, I don't care about getting rental income - I just want my house inhabited so people stop...
    B3lla01 B3lla01
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2011

    Accumulating Property

    I have acquired property by not selling houses that I have lived in.  I currently rent three properties.  All of them are homes that I bought and lived in.  When I wanted to buy another home whether it was for more space or to a new location, I decided to rent my...
    shari7 shari7
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2008


    Wow everything about having a rental place is hitting me all at once.  I managed to come up with the huge deposit for the utilities, then I finally passed inspection and utilities were turned on and now I need to make sure everything is running.So far the a/c unit in the house...
    B3lla01 B3lla01
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2011

    Renter Put In New Floor With No Warning.

    After I told my renter to leave and saying I will give her 6 months to find a new place, she put in a new cheap tile floor in the living room dining room. I am not happy! I gave her permission to change the carpet and she said the floor underneath the carpet (Linoleum) was...
    unAmigo unAmigo
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 22, 2012

    I am only 18 and am commuting to college.

    My dad accumulated 11 houses and 4 condos and since he's aging I have to pick up some of the slack. This girl rents one of the condos. She's really pretty and I'm single but she's got a boyfriend. I still enjoy flirting with her, even though she has a boyfriend who doesn't live...
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    1 Response Nov 6, 2015


    I am very nervous about my tenant because she alleges she has paid the utilities but it shows up that she has not paid any of the water and light bills in the government websites. I am supposed to meet her tomorrow to get the receipts but she has stood me up 3 times. If she does...
    unAmigo unAmigo
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2012

    My Tennant Called To Threaten Me.

    Well my wonderful tennant who: 1)gave me a cheque I could not cash, deducted a small improvement to the apartment after I waited 3 months for her to pay the rent, 2)never paid the light or water bills, stood me up 3 times to get said bills, and gave me a copy of a bill with no...
    unAmigo unAmigo
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2013

    Tennant Evicted.

    Well, a year after she stopped paying she was finally evicted. This was a sad day for me as I saw the terrible state the property was in. All that money I put into the property to make it look good. All the improvements I made to the bathroom and bedrooms. I Believe in order...
    unAmigo unAmigo
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2013
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