Let’s say your parents own and rent out a couple of condominium units in the greater Boston area.
The lease is about to expire for one of the units that’s rented out to a young Polish woman who is
Your mother Nancy emails the tenant, who we’ll call Ashley to protect her real identity
and also because we all know a crazy girl who happens to have that name, several months ahead of
time to ask if she’d
like to renew for another year given a monthly rent increase of $50. According to your mom, Ashley
implied she would sign the new lease, but it’s been a couple of months and she hasn’t sent a
signed copy back yet.
A few days ago, Ashley wrote an email complaining of multiple problems with
the apartment that she’s never mentioned before. So what should your parents do?
Luckily, this is a guide on exactly how they should handle the situation. Tell their unhinged
broker Joe to deal with the crazy tenant and watch the situation spiral out of control.
All emails below are copy-pasted verbatim.
My parents have learned from this experience and no longer work with either tenant or broker.
Date: Monday, June 22, 2015
can we fax it next week? We are on a family trip in Niagara falls until Saturday. Have a good
Date: Monday, June 22, 2015 10:14PM
Subject: Re: signiture
Hi Ashley ,
When you will be back? I don’t have the fax. But you can scan it and send it by email on next
week or mail to us.
Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 11:17AM
Subject: Re: Re: signiture
Oh I’m sorry i d
meant we will mail it to your home!
Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Subject: Re: Re: Re: signiture
Nancy please help
The mice have taken over my house. I don’t know how this happened. There are Many holes. I mean I
painted the whole house.i cleaned it for over 60 hours when I moved in . I tried to over up with
tape. I’m sorry to be this way but most apartment don’t have these issues. I googled the apartment
and they are all new so for 1400 in my building clean and nice but this is my home. I don’t want
to move..just ask for help and help
- so much mildew I cough daily all over walls
- I haven’t been at peace with mice living with me. I clean daily.
- bug problems I find at least 4 centipedes in my shower when window are closed.
- the pipes of the shower are collapsing and the 1920 bathtub is gathering chemicals
- I had the bathtub inspected and it has to be replaced due to cancer components such as iron