Friday, January 20, 2012

Being a Landlord

Unfortunately we own three townhouses. 

We do not live in a townhouse.

That means we are (also unfortunately) landlords of three townhouses.

Only one of them is my fault though.

I bought my townhouse in 2006 when it was still a good idea to invest by buying a house. I lived at home for a year after college and then bought and moved into my townhouses. Adam bought his several years before that (with a friend) as investment properties. Adam purposefully was a landlord. 

"Not I", said the fly.

Since the same townhouse is currently selling for 1/3 of the price I bought mine for....selling isn't an option. It is even half of what Adam bought his for years before that. 

Anyway....we currently have two empty townhouses. Which is definitely no fun. 

But one of Adam's is a serious disaster. After the tenants were evicted by the court for not paying rent in months and months, we went over to check out the place. 

The destruction,
the damage. 
the disgustingness (yes, that's now a word)
is incredible. 

I would NEVER have believed it if I hadn't seen it myself. 


And this isn't a case of being angry about being evicted so they destroyed the place before they left. 
They cleaned the kitchen and bathroom. 

This is just. how. they. lived.

I don't even have any more words to say. 

I'll let you see for yourself. 


That is all I have to say.