This post is about my rental property in Philadelphia. In this post, I talk about my landlord experience – the good, the bad, and the ugly. All my posts that are related to the rental property can be found in the Rental Property section, including the bad tenant saga series).
There were a lot of things that happened in December with the rental property. During the beginning of the month, I received a notice from the water company that the water bill was past due. Since the water bill is in my name and is tied to the property, I will ultimately have to pay for the dues.
My tenants reported yet another issue in the house and demanded repairs (details below). My real estate agent suggested that I fix the damages as soon as possible and I did just that.
They had owed me 6 months of rent payment plus other fees. I followed up with the eviction process and showed up in court to receive a ruling against them. However, towards the end of the month, they filed a petition against me and asked for another court appearance.
Below is a detailed account of some of the events that occurred.
The attorney office and I had been exchanging phone calls during the month. Sometimes they were not very understanding of the situation and were slow to respond to my calls. It was very frustrating to go through the trouble with the tenant and not get the necessary help from the attorney. As of the end of December, we had to wait for another court hearing date and the attorney said that they would notify me once they have the date of the court hearing.
The saga continues in the next monthly update, Rental Property Update January 2009.