Thursday, May 1, 2008
Where Is My Rent Check?
Once again the first of the month is here and I don't have a rent check from my renters. I shouldn't have to call and remind them every month. Maybe I should send a bill. The contract states that there is a $50 late charge. I need to enforce that. Of course, this is one of the things that I hate about being a landlord. I don't want to be their mother. I don't want to have to remind them. I don't want to be responsible for their actions if they do something bad. I don't want to clean up after them. This is a wonderful learning experience. I wanted to know what being a landlord was like and now I do. I also know that I don't like it. I will be very glad when I can sell this house or payoff the mortgage and maybe be able to afford a property manager to do the dirty work. Maybe in 5 years or less, if all goes well and my renters pay their rent.