Unfortunately, I Have Some Bad News For You

By the day tenants are gaining unfair advantage!

“How long did you think you would get away with it?”

“I don’t know what you are talking about….”

This is a quote from a conversation that was relaid to me. It took place between a property investor and his tenant.

I won’t bore you with the whole story, but I will tell you what happened in short, and it is suggested to read carefully as it may happen to you.
A new property investor bought a house with cottage as an investment. Shortly after talking transfer he placed a tenant. For a few months everything was fine, then he got a frantic call from his tenant.

The call started exactly as above, the tenant went on to rant about certain things happening on the property. Amongst his complaints where overcrowding in the cottage, no receipts from the agents for his payments, and few smaller misunderstandings and technical problems.
The investor called me in distress for advice. This phone call had taken him completely by surprise and as he said, “I can’t think anymore, it’s totally ruined my day.”

The tenant was threatening with all sorts of actions and the conversation had apparently gotten somewhat heated as each tried to better position.

I asked him, “How did this happen, anyway?

His only answer was that he was not sure. All he knew was that the tenant was unhappy and that he had no clue if all the claims were actually true. But he was going to find out.

But before he carried on, I asked him; on what basis the tenant had threatened him?

You won’t believe the answer, then again, in this day and age, maybe you will…

The tenant, in irritation, went out of his to research the whole matter on the internet. Then he called the Landlord with all sorts of quotes based on half knowledge, some basic understanding, and conclusions.


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