I own a rental property and I don’t like it, but i am consistently getting calls about stupid things from my renters.
- I set up a policy that if I have to call for repair on something in their apartment, the rent is going up.
If they want a HVAC corporation in the beach house to repair the AC, the appointment cost is coming from them. I don’t have AC repairs in my budget for their apartment! My one renter Kathy is a girl cried wolf situation! She calls me every month with something, however usually it is the AC blowing out hot air, but it can be plumbing, electric or even noise from other apartments. I don’t even bothering calling professionals for her because I know it is nothing, then well the most recent call honestly was a easily sizable deal. I ignored her calls and several voictexts for a long time. I finally had another renter call me and tell me that Kathy’s beach house had a swarm of bees that nested in her HVAC duct. I figured when she told me there were bees, there was one. I went over to the rental property and saw the other renter was right, tons of bees nested in the air ducts, however thank goodness I got over there right away. The bees can honestly wreck HVAC ducts. If they die and kneel in the metal ducts, the moisture from their bodies will wreck the metal. I had to get an exterminator to kill the bees and a HVAC corporation to do duct cleaning immediately afterwards. I would have done it earlier if my renter never called me for things.