Last night I got a written notice in the mail informing me that my tenant of 2.5 years is moving back East! Can you believe it? How could he leave paradise to move back home to the sweltering heat of New Jersey? I will never know. Anyway, I’m really sad to see him go because he was as close to the ideal tenant as possible.
Ned paid on time, was quiet, held no raging parties, and never bothered me to come fix anything. OK, so there were several times when he needed an extra week or two to pay rent, but in the end he always delivered.
As a landlord for many years, here are the basics of what I’m looking for in a tenant: