- 3 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
As the title states, two of my friends were recently taken advantage of. I need to vent and possibly seek advice.
Friend A’s father owned numerous rental properties. Father got sick and eventually passed, leaving A to sort through the estate. Her parents were divorced, and she is an only child. A found out tenants at one property had not paid for over three months. By the time she evicted them legally, they were six months behind in rent. Upon leaving the property, the tenants smashed holes in walls, ripped carpets, and stole the washer, dryer, and refrigerator. A will never see a cent in restitution.
Friend B rented out her condo. After two months of nonpayment, she legally evicted her tenants. This resulted in four months total of nonpayment. Upon vacating the property, the tenants stole the washer and dryer.
Both tenants went to high school with Friends A and B and myself.
I am so hurt and so angry for A and B. It seems so crazy that the laws are set up to protect the tenants and not the landlords.
Has anyone been through something similar? Does anyone have advice for moving forward?
I understand background and credit checks are a good idea, however they aren’t a guarantee. Friend B did a background check.