Comments: So Sue Me.

Dear Key:


I bought a rental house once - diversification, and all. I started out feeling VERY good about my foray into providing housing for other people, until I made my first inspection.

Ruined carpet. A mudhole in the back lawn where the badminton net had been set up. Dirt smeared on the walls. I could go on....

I made a mental tally ,which was about 7x their $500 security deposit, and evicted them on the spot.

Then began my odyssey -- I found that in Oregon, 30 days is MINIMUM, and they can do ANYTHING to your property during that time -- which; of course; they did.

I sued.

That was 22 years ago. I've yet to recover anything.



posted by Will on July 22, 2004 04:30 AM

Yeah, that's what I figured. Those tenants of mine actually deserved to be sued, but I knew I'd never see a dime of they owed anyway.

posted by Key on July 22, 2004 03:17 PM
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