I do have a reputation that I am kind of proud of. It is pretty well know that I can be extremely fair. If I say I am going to do something I do it…. Good or bad. If we discuss your financial difficulties I can work with you. If you like to stick me like you do your other creditors, they know me by name in dispossessory office of the local county courthouses. I had one tenant stay with me for almost a year because he communicated with me a few years back. He lost his job and he told me that he wouldn’t have it all, it was just his wife working and they had 3children. Then she lost her job and with unemployment it was difficult to make rent. Then it became virtually impossible, but all the way, he was telling me what was up. Having previously lived in the house, I knew the cost of utilities…so he wasn’t exaggerating his costs, and expenses and every month we talked. I didn’t put his family out, but then I didn’t have any costs except insurance and taxes on the property so I could afford to let them stay. When they finally both obtained jobs, they are still there, and every so often I get a double rent payment which I have never even asked for.
During the same time period I put several other tenants out of other properties because they didn’t communicate with me.