Landlord and tenant relationship
I started this thread because I had a question and I could not fit it in another thread.
It might be useful to rant/vent about our landlords/tenants or to discuss our relationship with them or, as in my case, ask for advice on how to deal with specific problems.
I bought a triplex last year and have two tenants living above me. Last year, the apartments were rented by two older couples who were childless and very quiet. This July, one couple moved out and a younger divorcee father of two moved in. The problem is this man (not so much the kids) is very noisy. I think it's because he walks with his shoes on. I decided to live with it, but yesterday, the other couple complained. My question is: should I tell this man to be a little less noisy and how should I go about it. Should I say the other couple complained (and risk some future fights between the two) or should I say it's because it wakes my baby up sometimes? Should I just keep quiet?
Thanks for any advice.
Re: Landlord and tenant relationship
Being a landlord sucks sometimes. You want to be respected, but you don't want to cause more trouble. I mentionned in another thread about the new tenant downstairs who partied late and woke up the whole house until the wee hours of the morning. After the party we warned her that we saw people in our backyard and that nobody was allowed there.
I guess we should have been specific and added "nothing is allowed there either". For the past 3 weeks, they have used the side of the house to store a couch! What the heck? They never even asked. So my husband finally saw them on Friday and asked them what it was doing there. The boyfriend mentionned it was going on Sunday. Sunday has passed and is still there. My husband is tempted to just put it out on the curb, but I told him to warn them that they have 2 days to get rid of it or it will go in the trash. Also, in the future, anything else we find in our backyard that doesn't belong to them will be moved to the curb. I don't want to be a *itch, but they will make me. What happened to respecting people and their property?