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Hi, I am a landlord and I am Black, replying to posts that White owners should never rent to Blacks. In my Florida properties, they were trashed several times. All the tenants were White. I understand the general viewpoint, but that is generally a class-thing, not a racial characteristic. Please be aware and I respect the comments but it's not an all or nothing thing, so readers/owners keep this in mind.
A double edged sword as many on here point out already. There's good landlords/ bad ones, good tenants, terrible ones. My folks had a rental house for years, and I remember overhauling it many times from give a crap slobs. One kid liked to play with matches and we had burn marks on the carpet in his room. We had to repaint, repair I don't know how many times. I had a home in Arizona we couldn't sell for a while, and had to rent it out. They managed to flood the house by a kid playing with the toilet flusher. I got that call Christmas eve!! It's a real pain being an out of state owner.
On the flip side we had to rent for a while in Oregon. We kept the place clean and in order. I even did small repairs myself that just required a trip to the hardware store. The owners raised our rent like clockwork every January to the point where they were overpriced for the neighborhood. And if you called them for anything, they acted like you were a huge pain in the azz. Owners and renters both need to be aware.
Not a very worthwhile point.
By Priya Anand of
Another anti landlord article....and more lies and falsehoods....One in particular...a landlord is stupid if he negotiates the rent amount or the deposit amount....You dont think that tenant isnt going to run right over to the other tenants and tell them what a good deal he demanded and got??
I know of just a few bad landlords....I know of thousands of bad tenants. If a landlord lets tenants have their way....your property is going to be crap....and when it is the same tenants will complain that your property is crap. Tenants want no rules for them....but they want rules for all the other tenants and the landlord.
Every time an applicant goes into long stories about how many times his past landlords have cheated, he automatically loses approval of his application. And, landlords that dont do background checks or call former landlords are just dumb...
All my rentals are month to month and tenants can move anytime they want. If they are unhappy I want them to move. The apartment was in good condition when you moved in....so whose fault is it that it is crap six months later?
Landlords never mention the house may have "problems".
Cost me and my wife a $300.00 deposit and another move and deposit on the new apartment...
All states have laws forcing the landlords to maintain their properties.