My Tenant Is Starting To Get On My Last Nerve!

Annoying tenant

I think I’m on the verge of full-on imploding!

As with all the classic “Landlord Vs Tenant” nightmares, everything started off peachy; she paid rent on time, she kept the place tidy, and she kept her pie-hole firmly shut, I rarely heard a peep out of her. What more can a landlord ask for?

Then, BAM, honeymoon period over!

In a tragic twist of fate, she started to get a little too comfortable, and slowly the demands and excuses started rolling in. Fuck me sideways, the bloody excuses!!

It’s now got to the point where she genuinely irks the piss out of me, to the point that every time I see her name flashing on my phone, I physically want to vomit. She’s like a nagging spouse.

Please, for the love of God, tell me I’m not alone here?

1) Rent is late every month… like freaking clockwork!

Don’t get me wrong, she always comes good, but the problem is, it’s like draining blood from a stone! It’s never without a battle. Sometimes I feel like the situation would be easier to accept if she didn’t pay at all (No, I don’t mean that)!

It irritates the living hell out of me. Why should I have to waste my time chasing her every bleeping month? She must get a kick out of it. Sick fuck.

2) Her excuses make matters so much worse

The excuses.

Dear God, she adores her excuses.

She uses a different one every month for why rent is delayed, and each one gets progressively more ridiculous.

Her favourite themed excuse is “family drama”, from bereavement to domestic violence.

I’m pretty sure her mum has died twice now.

3) Unnecessarily wants to spend [my] money

If something doesn’t need fixing or replacing, you better believe she’ll find a reason to throw my money at it.

I know it’s easy for me to say, but I’m genuinely inclined to burrow my hands into my pockets if warranted. That’s not an issue.

But what is an issue is when I’m asked to replace the fridge/freezer because the current one doesn’t match the colour of her new coffee table.

Excuse me, but what planet are you fucking on?

4) She’ll spend my money for me!

She project managed a maintenance issue without my permission, and then deducted the cost from her monthly rent. The only reason I found out was because when I received her cheque (yup, the prehistoric lunatic pays rent by cheque), there was a note attached to it, explaining why rent was short.

*slaps forehead*

5) She hoards receipts!

Over the previous few months, there’s been a significant amount of maintenance done on the property.

She’s managed to accumulate a few of the receipts because they were left with her after the work was completed. I’ve asked her twice in person, three times on the phone, and three times by text for her to send them to me.

Still waiting.

But ya’ know what I’m not waiting for? More excuses!

In conclusion…

My tenant isn’t a bad tenant per’se, but she is a painful itch up my ass that refuses to cut me some slack.

*deep breathes*

What am I going to do about it all? Meh, probably nothing, other than write an anonymous blog post and moan about it.

Now, please, make me feel better, tell me how your tenant(s) are irritating your ass! Thank you in advance! xo

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Kathw 2nd December, 2008 @ 12:26

"How do your tenants annoy you?"

By ripping out an original Georgian bath and replacing with a "nice new one".....

The worst was when they had a mice problem but because it didn't bother them they didn't report it until the mice had eaten half the kitchen cupboards...
Happy days!

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The Landlord 2nd December, 2008 @ 12:47

Oh wow! Did they throw the bath away? Did they even let you know they were going to make changes to the bathroom?

They didn't have a problem with mice? Hmmm...they sound like nice, clean people.

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KathW 2nd December, 2008 @ 21:09

Hehe!
Hence the start of me falling out of love with letting agents...
The bath was in the garden full of shrubs (they'd obviously been reading homes and gardens or some such crap!)
Because it was an 'old' their words property they thought mice were pair for the course.... Its what happens when 'townies' decide to head for the country ;o)
They paid over £1,500 a month rental wise - just goes to show money doesn't buy taste or common sense!

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graham 9th December, 2008 @ 10:38

I take it your tenant doesnt know you do this blog!! LOL

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The Landlord 9th December, 2008 @ 13:58

I removed my pictures because the internet is starting to get smaller..hah!

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Nala 13th January, 2014 @ 21:14

My tenant is really irritating and clingy. I live in Hawaii, and rent out a studio for people to stay, either for vacation or military stuff. He thinks that because my house is within walking distance that I am his official tour guide and constantly asks about beaches, bike rentals, hikes, even a vacuum. I was going to a dentist appointment and when I was going to my car I found him in the passenger seat. Waiting for me to be his chauffeur. I had to drop off and pick him up from a tourist shop and a beach. For a guy he is extremely talkative and almost womanish, with an unnerving accent. He even just comes to my porch and strikes up a conversation. Ugh. I can't wait for him to leave.

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Rick Doidge 9th May, 2014 @ 07:06

How unassertive can you people get though? It is perfectly possible to be polite and businesslike at the same time.

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Little g 5th March, 2020 @ 05:09

My lodger didn’t close the frount door probably one night and then it came open at 5am with the wind she found the door open when she went to the loo and closed it then the next day when she get home from work she unleashed all hir rage on me saying she wanted to leave somone had been in the house and did someone else have a key I was like no who was in last she said me I was like u left it open then ovosly didn’t close it probably she was going mad said no I don’t bleave this how could this be I spent ages telling hir that Wood exspands in the heat and cold and stuff like that so the door probably looked shut but wasn’t and the win blow it open later she still was having none of it so I changed the lock anyway as it was abit broken where it has slamed one she still refused to bleave it was hir mistake today she came home and didn’t close the door again I was like u haven’t closed it right the same thing I’ve checked it 2 times it’s close I watched hir not check it so I know she didn’t she then got up pushed it and yes gues what it was still open like really what is up with people it’s taken me a bout 3 weeks to teach hir how to close hir bedroom door to like really I don’t want to see hir changing or hir hir musics she so badly wanted to leave it open she atcly started to creep about so she could I feel harassed why dose she want to be in constant contact with me anyway it’s weard I was like can u pls close it she was like stop talking to me like a baby so one night I just made shit loads of noise she shuts it now lol what lodger keeps there door open when they are trying to sleep ffs and she doesn’t understand what a direct debit is to isn’t the who thing of doing it like just just better for everyone how are people atcly this stuped like realy !!!!! She won’t turn lights off to it’s like wtf turn the fuckinb light off shut the bloody door it’s not fucking hard gggggg yes she is doing my head in and she constantly talks over me when I’m trying to explain something completely not listing she has no regard for outher people at all just wants it all hir way thinks Cos she pays she ones the place fucking lodgers I hope she dose know how to close the door Cos of all my stuff can u bleave she blamed me oh and she wound me up so I lost my job so now I’m unimploye this is a very selfish and ungrateful lodger oh yeah age she had ago at me about they to but it was hir folt but somehow I was the one to say sorry like really yes it was a shit job but it’s not the point prity pissed off

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miriam 6th March, 2020 @ 12:40

Little g, as she is a lodger you can give her notice and tell her to leave.

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Samantha 7th January, 2021 @ 01:23

my lodger is a bitch she is leaving thank god x

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