Renters & landlords: To-do's and not-to-do's
Both tenants and landlords lurk here, and I've been wanting to get a discussion going that I thought both groups could appreciate: to-do's and not-to-do's in rental life.
Tenants, what things do you want landlords to do -- and not do? Landlords, what's your list for tenants?
Some things are obvious. Landlords want to be paid on time and don't want to find the property trashed. Renters want maintenance problems dealt with promptly and don't want their security deposit withheld for issues they didn't cause.
Is it as simple as that? Weigh in. You might get people to rethink the way they do things.
The last discussion about renters and landlords grew out of an appeal to both groups by a property owner, who wants each side to treat the other better.