Maintaining control of the landlord/tenant relationship

When you have good tenants, it can be tempting to make exceptions.

Things like:

  • Letting the tenant do maintenance and deducting the cost from the rent
  • Accepting a promise to pay and postponing a 3-day notice (or equivalent)
  • Letting a tenant paint, or make other minor improvements
  • Etc.

There is nothing wrong with being generous, but, when it comes to being a landlord there is a right way and a wrong way to do it.

We learned this lesson a long time ago, watch where we went wrong:

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