On a brighter note, I was told that the tenants did send a cashier's check for the rent today. Too bad it is so late that I won't get it by the second disbursement date of the 25th. I suppose I will have to wait until the 12th of next month when next months' rent is distributed. I wonder if they will be able to pay next months rent? I hope so because it looks like I will be spending at least half of this months rent on repairs.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
More Downs and Ups
I have always heard that it is better and cheaper to handle repairs for the rental house myself rather than let the property management company do it. So far I am finding that it is a huge hassle. I can't get a hold of the tenants and somehow I have to coordinate the plumber, A/C guy and door repair. I wish I knew how much the property management company would charge me. Having a full time job and trying to get anything else done during business hours, 9 to 5, is almost impossible without taking time off and I don't have a lot of time off to spend. If I don't hear from the tenants by tomorrow I think I will just ask the property management company to handle things. It gets too complicated with so many people involved.