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A Landlords Worst Nightmare - Tenants From Hell

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Tenant destroys house by running the water for over a week!
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Published on Sep 20, 2017
See the amount of water damage that happens to a rental property when the tenants turn on a faucet and leave the house for two weeks!

The water ran down through the upstairs bathroom into the floors, and destroyed the kitchen ceiling downstairs. It kept going and tore up the hardwood floors, got into the kitchen cabinets and appliances and made it's way to the basement. When the water was finally turned off there was 8 inches of water in the basement. These tenants flooded the house!

If you are a landlord who wants to invest in real estate, reduce the changes for tenant damage to rental property by making sure you take these lessons learned: Always have a great insurance policy! Always give your next door neighbors your business cards. If my neighbor had not called, the water would probably still be running. Always take as large of a security deposit as possible.

At the end of the day, real estate investing is still a risk, but we protect ourselves against damage like this with insurance policies. This flooded rental property is a rare occurrence, but if you own enough rental property and have enough tenants, a damaged house is bound to happen eventually.
 

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Tenants from Hell damaged my friend's condo like Section 8 renters. Devastation and lies
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Published on Jul 5, 2013
My friends own this condo and relocated out of state and rented to a family who paid rent for 2 years no problem. Suddenly for 4 months they stopped paying the rent because the father allegedly lost his job, but kept stalling about the rent, finally not returning phone calls.

Finally the family was asked to move, after the landlord, being a faithful and patient Christian, finally saw the writing on the wall, and after suffering nearly $5000 in lost income, he asked the family if they could move out, which they did.

We gained access to the apartment, and this is the first walk through for the owner.

The parents both lied to me about the causes of much of the damage, trying to blame everything on the little kids and it's unfortunate that they appeared to have never cleaned anything in this place, including the filthy shower.

This video does not even relay to you the awful smell of urine in the bathrooms, and the giant stains and smell on the adult master bedroom carpet, from some sort of water spillage they had in the bathroom.

Even the tiles were broken in the bathrooms, so it does not matter what materials you put in a rental unit, even tile and metal, some moron will find a way to damage it anyway. Much of this damage appears to be purposeful vandalism, not stuff that any small child could do.

First they stole $5000 in rent by not paying, then caused what looks like at least another $5000 in damages, based on my own experience in repairing my condos damaged by section 8 renters.

Our society is slowly going downhill. Eventually word will spread about tenants like this, and no one will rent to people of low socioeconomic status, then where will they live? What a a shame. There's no motivation to even clean a bathroom that they use every day, so how do they expect to get a job? If I was interviewing this couple for a job and saw this video, I would pass on them in a heartbeat.

I just don't see how people can live like this.
 

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In most residences they would catch it quickly along with all the other property threats.
 

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The worst is the neighbors who have to live next to these scum.
 

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HUD Section 8 housing program tenant caused $13,000 damage to my Section 8 houses Part 1
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Published on Feb 16, 2012
Don't forget to see my other video showing after I remodeled this unit to repair all the damage and put in bamboo flooring: http://youtu.be/TFLGtSpUDlw

This is part 1 detailing $13,000 in damage at our rental condos by Section 8 tenants. This property got only $9,000 damage. Our other condo got $4,000 in damage. Section 8 Housing program is provided by HUD, providing affordable housing to poor and disabled. You and I fund this via taxes. Landlords you can get your property approved as a Section 8 property. The problem with Section 8 is you often get young single mothers with a few young kids, all with different last names, and entitlement issues, we as society owe them something. You and I are funding sinful lifestyles. They have their hands out, gimme attitudes and no appreciation of blessings given to them, no respect for your property. Their criminal dead beat boyfriends move in, which is a felony. They start sub-renting to others as well, collecting rent while getting free rent from the government.

There's no pride of ownership, they don't maintain property, don't follow rules, don't change the AC filters you provide them not too much to ask, takes a minute, my Section 8 Tenants never paid their part of the rent on time, you always have to go collect it and put up with lies. They think so little of you that lying is no big deal. They think they are smarter than you by lying. There are good Section 8 tenants who treat your place well, but good luck finding the wheat through all the chaff. The bad apples ruin it for good ones, people yell at landlords like me as if it's our fault, instead of going after the bad apples. Many condos no longer allow Section 8.

I'm not saying all section 8 people are like this, obviously many are good. But I have seen both my units wrecked and unusable, they even broke tile floors! I personally know 3 other Section 8 families who rendered their units unusable. Every person I know who rented to Section 8 had their units trashed, or tile broken. How do you break tile floors? So I am not basing this on just my 2 units, but a reasonable sampling of people. For those who want to call me bigoted, falsely claiming I am saying all Section 8 renters are bad, maybe YOU should rent to them. Combine that with an Agency who lies to you and promises retribution to renters who break the rules, but then does not hold them accountable, I think it's a program landlords might want to steer clear of. I tried to complain to HUD Section 8 and kept getting the runaround, everyone passed the buck to the point I was never able to lodge a formal complaint with HUD. Case workers offered no assistance and never return my calls or emails. Also see this video about my friend's apartment after we took possession when his tenant moved out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icQc4q...
 

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HUD Section 8 housing program tenant caused $13,000 damage to my Section 8 houses Part 2
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Published on Feb 16, 2012
This is part 2 detailing $13,000 in damage at our rental condos by Section 8 tenants. Part 1 is here: http://youtu.be/ovtinAAqb_Y?hd=1

This property got only $4,000 damage. Our other condo got $9,000 in damage. Section 8 Housing program is provided by HUD, providing affordable housing to poor and disabled. You and I fund this via taxes. Landlords you can get your property approved as a Section 8 property. The problem with Section 8 is you often get young single mothers with a few young kids, all with different last names, and entitlement issues, we as society owe them something. You and I are funding sinful lifestyles. They have their hands out, gimme attitudes and no appreciation of blessings given to them, no respect for your property. Their criminal dead beat boyfriends move in, which is a felony. They start sub-renting to others as well, collecting rent while getting free rent from the government.

There's no pride of ownership, they don't maintain property, don't follow rules, don't change the AC filters you provide them not too much to ask, takes a minute, my Section 8 Tenants never paid their part of the rent on time, you always have to go collect it and put up with lies. They think so little of you that lying is no big deal. They think they are smarter than you by lying. There are good Section 8 tenants who treat your place well, but good luck finding the wheat through all the chaff. The bad apples ruin it for good ones, people yell at landlords like me as if it's our fault, instead of going after the bad apples. Many condos no longer allow Section 8.

I'm not saying all section 8 people are like this, obviously many are good. But I have seen both my units wrecked and unusable, they even broke tile floors! I personally know 3 other Section 8 families who rendered their units unusable. Every person I know who rented to Section 8 had their units trashed, or tile broken. How do you break tile floors? So I am not basing this on just my 2 units, but a reasonable sampling of people. For those who want to call me bigoted, falsely claiming I am saying all Section 8 renters are bad, maybe YOU should rent to them. Combine that with an Agency who lies to you and promises retribution to renters who break the rules, but then does not hold them accountable, I think it's a program landlords might want to steer clear of. I tried to complain to HUD Section 8 and kept getting the runaround, everyone passed the buck to the point I was never able to lodge a formal complaint with HUD. Case workers offered no assistance and never return my calls or emails.
 

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Enjoy your section 8 monthly check
 

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Terrible eviction of disgusting tenants!
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Published on Nov 20, 2013
This tenant not only forgot to pay their rent... they spent it on junk and left it all for us! The sheriff who evicted them didn't bat an eyelid because he sees this situation all the time in this area....
Be careful where you invest! High crime, high eviction areas can cost you dearly. Even if you run comprehensive applications on every adult and perform routine inspections, you still may have to deal with a situation like this.
 

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Enjoy your section 8 monthly check
I certainly agree! Makes my farmland rent check a whole lot better.

Biggest complaint I hear from those that have rental housing property, is damage from pets (dogs, cats, etc.). My advice is to ban any and all pets from your housing rentals. You see people in the news that complain of the lack of "pet friendly" housing. If they want pets, move to a farm!
 

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I have seen things this bad on some HUD repos as well. It seems that when someone is being evicted it triggers some mental issues where people blame the house instead of themselves for their plight. I saw one where a bag of quickrete was placed over a basement floor drain and then the water turned on that flooded the entire basement similar to the above. I have seen furnaces, wiring and plumbing removed and I assume sold by the former residents (home buyers). It is not just Section 8 even though most often it is a Section 8 situation that creates these messes.
On the bright side, as pointed out in the post above, they didn't use it as a meth lab and also it doesn't appear that there are bed bugs in the place. The clean up costs regarding meth labs have astronomical costs and bed bugs too have a high cost because quite often the whole complex of connected condos and/or apartments become infested.
(Something you dont hear on the two AM television hacks wanting you to buy their book to make millions in real estate)
 

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That's why you help them blow themselves up.
 

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That's why you help them blow themselves up.
No. As landlord you might possibly be liable for any damages that happen on your property.

What you do is plant drugs on them and make an anonymous tip that they are selling to children.
 

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The things tenants leave behind..why prescreening is important
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Published on Feb 5, 2010
Evicted tenants for not paying their rent..look at all of the items they left behind!
 

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Every Landlord's Worst Nightmare | Section 8
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Published on Aug 8, 2013
This is a bit disturbing video as a landlord's house is torn apart by a bad renter in Section 8. Your blood might boil watching this, so you have been warned.
 

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'Deadbeat tenants' rent $4 million home
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Published on Feb 16, 2015
"This is what I would call a professional tenant. They come in with a lot of money, a lot of flash, a lot of glitz."


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Woman sues after her Martha's Vineyard rental home was used to film porn without her knowledge with the actors having sex EVERYWHERE

  • Leah Bassett says her luxury, beachside rental property in Aquinnah, Massachusetts was the 'shooting locale for commercial porn'
  • She is suing her former tenant Joshua Spafford , who rented it from October 4, 2014 through May 15, 2015, and Monica Jensen, aka porn star Nica Noelle
  • Production company Mile High Distribution Inc and two other entertainment companies are also named
  • She is seeking unspecified damages for the emotional trauma and $16,000 of damages


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5559933/Woman-sues-Marthas-Vineyard-rental-home-used-film-porn.html#ixzz5BB4Hg6vj
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Couple selling their $450,000 Colorado home find property covered in URINE and FECES after would-be buyers completely destroy the place then disappear

  • Late last year, Jenny and Paul Fisch put their El Paso County home on the market for $450,000
  • Shortly thereafter, they received a submission offering to buy the home at full asking price, leaving the couple over the moon
  • The new home-buyers, however, wanted to rent the house for the first three months before agreeing to buy it
  • After 90 days, the Fischs found their place covered in 'feces and the urine'
  • Making matters worse, Sheriff's Department says the issue is a civil matter, insurance company won't cover damages and the tenants skipped town


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5720567/Couple-looking-sell-Colorado-dream-home-property-covered-urine-feces.html#ixzz5FImp1MEJ
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Back in the 90's, I visited a rental duplex, two three-bedrooms 2 story side-by-side, listed at 90 grand. Rents were $800/m each. Numbers worked. But in one of them, had to step over mattresses with hypodermic needles lying on them, etc... Said to my realtor that I'd only consider $65k.

A couple months later she called me up, and said it was in the bank's hands, listed at $65k...

I told her to make them an offer of $50k. Called back "they have a better offer". So I countered "$55k as is with no escape clause", and I got it.

That ugly side took a while to clean up to get "regular" tenants into it. Then after the next door tenant (section 8) had her kids graduate and leave home, I got rid of her. Neighborhood's been on the up-and-up, the two bars on the block closed down, replaced by upscale stuff.

Tax appraisal jumped to almost $300k... Rents are $1200. Well, on one side, my son's family lives in the other rent free... so the one rent only covers taxes & insurance.

A lot depends on the neighborhood and "where it's heading"...
 

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Back in the 90's, I visited a rental duplex, two three-bedrooms 2 story side-by-side, listed at 90 grand. Rents were $800/m each. Numbers worked. But in one of them, had to step over mattresses with hypodermic needles lying on them, etc... Said to my realtor that I'd only consider $65k.

A couple months later she called me up, and said it was in the bank's hands, listed at $65k...

I told her to make them an offer of $50k. Called back "they have a better offer". So I countered "$55k as is with no escape clause", and I got it.

That ugly side took a while to clean up to get "regular" tenants into it. Then after the next door tenant (section 8) had her kids graduate and leave home, I got rid of her. Neighborhood's been on the up-and-up, the two bars on the block closed down, replaced by upscale stuff.

Tax appraisal jumped to almost $300k... Rents are $1200. Well, on one side, my son's family lives in the other rent free... so the one rent only covers taxes & insurance.

A lot depends on the neighborhood and "where it's heading"...
Location, location, location.
 

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Are these the world's WORST tenants? From covering the ceiling in cheese to leaving TWELVE cats after moving out, landlords share their horror stories

  • Landlords from around the world shared stories of their most shocking tenants
  • One was disgusted to discover human faeces left behind in the oven
  • Another checked the property to find 12 cats abandoned by their owner
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6102821/Are-WORST-tenants-ever.html
 

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'Serial squatter' who has been evicted 20 times is sentenced to six years in prison for continually renting homes under a false name and never paying

  • Heather Schwab, 43, was sentenced to six years in prison for identity theft
  • She and her husband were dubbed 'serial squatters' for repeated housing scams
  • Would move into homes under false names and refuse to pay rent until evicted
  • They were evicted more than 20 times in Texas before moving to Colorado
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...-prison-renting-homes-false-never-paying.html
 

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'Serial squatter' who has been evicted 20 times is sentenced to six years in prison for continually renting homes under a false name and never paying

  • Heather Schwab, 43, was sentenced to six years in prison for identity theft
  • She and her husband were dubbed 'serial squatters' for repeated housing scams
  • Would move into homes under false names and refuse to pay rent until evicted
  • They were evicted more than 20 times in Texas before moving to Colorado
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...-prison-renting-homes-false-never-paying.html
She's got her room and board covered. Again at someone else's expense.
 

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Disgruntled man left behind a booby-trapped wheelchair that shot an FBI agent and a house ‘littered with tripwires like an Indiana Jones movie’ after he was evicted

  • The house in Williams, Oregon was formerly owned by Gregory Lee Rodvelt, 66
  • Rodvelt, who is serving time in an Arizona jail, was forced to forfeit the house
  • He had been let out in August for two weeks to prepare the property for turnover
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...tered-tripwires-like-Indiana-Jones-movie.html