So, our house back home is empty again. The renters that were in it, a newlywed couple with one child from her previous marriage skipped out.
The man worked for a construction company and he said that the company was shut down by the IRS. This was at the beginning of May. The realtor told him he'd work with him as best he could, just keep him up to date on what was going on. They had been good tenants, paying on time, keeping the place mowed, etc.
Well, to keep this short, he told the realtor his unemployment would start coming in last week and he'd be paying, just late. We agreed to work with him and waive most of the late fees and the realtor told him so.
The realtor called a few minutes ago.
They skipped out over the weekend. They left some trash in the house but he said it's not too bad. They didn't bother to leave the keys locked in the house, they took those. We'd rekey it, anyway, but still.........
And you know, if they'd have been honest and said they needed to move, it would have been fine. Annoying, but fine, because they were honest. We could have put the ad in the paper and had it in Sunday's paper.
But, no. Why be honest and up front with people who have been working with you and trying to make it work for you?