What to do… (Lying tenant content)
If it were me i’d just schedule in monthly inspections and closely monitor it…as soon as you notice the house condition deteriorating then i’d be inclined to say bye-bye to her.
If she’s a decent tenant, she will look after the house, and it’ll be win win for you both. However, doesn’t change the fact that she lied though..
RachelPosted 4 years agoEdukatorMember
I consider it a pleasant surprise if tenants pay and a miracle if they don’t trash the place. Six months up front is a lot (in France the legal max is one month) and there’s no mention of the neighbours complaining about the dogs in your post. As for wanting to keep most of the deposit, why? How can you justify that?
She sounds like a great tenant, give her a nice bottle of wine at Christmas if all is going well.Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
I reckon if she’s not being honest when she takes up tenancy, she’ll be even worse when it comes to leaving time.
Leave some laxative drenched steak in the garden. This will fulfill multiple points
1. The dogs will learn not to mess with you.Posted 4 years ago
2. They’ll shit all over the house meaning you can kick her out
3. The owner will learn not to mess with you
4. There’s an important lesson about lying in there
5. While I’m a big lover of dogs I’ve never been that keen on Yorkshire terriers so I’d be happy to hear it nearly turned its insides out.
I’m a dog lover too, but I know the impact they have on properties in which they’re kept, so the definitely has to be some sort of financial recompense to cover additional cleaning.
Maybe I get a quote from contract cleaners for a full deep clean and insist that she pays that up front. Then it’s just further damages or unpaid rent that would come out of the deposit.
ChandlerPosted 4 years ago
The tenant may have a lot more opportunity to argue the toss over deposit deductions (even if there have been little deposits all over the house 🙂 )
If it’s separate money for a specific purpose, as suggested by the agent, at least it’s available during and after the tenancy as required with no wrangling.
Trouble is, if she’s not that fastidious about cleaning up properly after her dogs, the amount of damage to floor and wall coverings can quickly mount up and may even exceed the value of the deposit if they need replacing rather than just cleaning.Posted 4 years ago
In future strictly no pets policy IMO. We were always honest/completely upfront so missed out on a few properties. Not everyone likes dogs and 3 is taking the piss. Carpets/hard flooring will age quicker. Look closely and you’ll spot the odd thread/carpet loop pull etc.Posted 4 years ago
Edukator, it’s not a matter of whether or not she cleans, it’s more the fact that no matter how fastidious she is, the carpets will smell of dog long after she and her menagerie have left.
Try letting a property that smells like Battersey Dogs Home, especially to people who don’t keep dogs because they tend to live in rented properties that don’t allow them!
GuntherPosted 4 years agomactheknifeSubscriber
i am a landlord, the tenant i have in for 18 months is an absolute diamond. When we met her for the first time she told us that she has 2 horrible little yappy horrors. My misses was not happy with the situation but compared to some of the people who came to visit the place she was definitely the type we wanted.
She is clean, the dogs don’t make a mess. And she pays the rent on time. BOSH. What more could a landlord dream of?
She also told us how hard it is to find a place that accept dogs.Posted 4 years ago
She has no tattoos… If she’d had cats, I would have been more than happy to help ‘rehouse’ them.
She’s a mature student doing a post grad, sounds like she’s split up with someone and sold their house – hence the rent up front.
So yes, 3 unattended dogs is a huge concern. The property is a mid-terrace, garden fronted and yard to the rear. I wouldn’t keep dogs there. (When I say that, I don’t mean it’s really bad, I mean it’s not suitable for keeping dogs!!)
JanicePosted 4 years ago
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