Excuses? Just for a laugh!

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  1. Hayley Cannon

    Hayley Cannon Well-Known Member

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    Just a bit of a light post for a Sunday night!

    I want to hear the funniest excuses you have received/heard to explain why your tenant has fallen into arrears. :p
     
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    I had to buy drugs for my glaucoma.
     
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    The amount of times we get told they had to use rent money to buy the kids Christmas presents, or work slowed over Christmas.

    Oh, I suppose Christmas caught you by surprise this year :mad:
     
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    In ten years I have never had a tenant fall behind with their rent
     
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    Were they more specific, just in case they had inadvertently missed some kind of more economical arrangement (as some pharmacies are supposedly cheaper than others these days...)?
     
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    The “pharmacist “ was a grower/dealer who lived in the neighbourhood. The tenant had racked up a hefty credit bill before he scarpered.
     
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    "The bank had a power outage and was closed, so I couldn't deposit the rent"
    So I rang the bank and confirmed that the branch was open, then called back my tenant and gave him a piece of my mind.
     
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    There's been many.....but I can't recall them at the moment.
     
  9. Ted Varrick

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    Hopefully the tenant was using a removals firm, as opposed to scarpering with all his possessions stacked in his panel van/ute/truck given the aforementioned vision issues. Although, given your extra detail, it's difficult to assume that he wasn't pretty mellow about the whole move...
     
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    Well his possessions ended up on the nature strip in the end. Of course I had first dibs. The rest of his stuff didn’t last long out on the grass.

    He had an interesting record album collection though. If I remember correctly there was Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, 10CC etc. lol he never embraced modern technology preferring the old record player with a diamond needle.
     
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    I'm hearing you. It might be worth keeping those albums as vinyl is making a big comeback.

    And, funnily enough, having been to numerous Pink Floyd and Roger Waters concerts in the past X years, it's difficult to imagine if this will be possible again in the next few years, which is a great shame.

    And, consequently, all those bat-eaters should be ashamed of themselves...
     
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