When my sister and I bought the Arbor Heights house as an investment property, the market was pretty high. We did all the repairs and upgrades ourselves and saved some money, but it took a little longer than we liked so we were getting nervous about renting it quickly. We ended up renting to 3 guy's in their 30's. big mistake. Their references checked out but, it was three guy's in their 30's...
The trouble started almost immediately, they weren't too bad, but the insane neighbor called us whenever they sneezed.
They also left couches on the front porch, which looked awful and it often had a keg on it. The neighbor was the biggest problem, she harassed Megan at all hours of the day and night complaining about noise, we (and again by we I mean Megan) went up to the house and asked them to quiet down. It turned out her husband was partying with them and this made her angry.
This is right about the time we realized the neighbor was insane. This was confirmed when we started receiving unsigned letters in the mail complaining about the tenants. We went door to door and asked the other neighbors. They confirmed that they were loud but when asked to quiet down they did and that yes, indeed, the complainer was insane.
The neighbor then started harassing us, we let her know that she could call the police or record the noise and make a formal complaint, but she was no longer allowed to contact us. It did the trick.
Meanwhile the tenants started parking their car on the back lawn, and the "girlfriends" were there so often that we began to suspect they had moved in.
This was confirmed when both toilets in the house were clogged and we (this time Megan and her hubby) went up to check it out. The drunk tenants complained that their girlfriends had no where to pee, and when Eric suggested they pee at THEIR HOUSE! the drunk idiot mouthed off to Eric, who at 6' 3" and in good shape, is NOT the guy to mouth off too. He started yelling "He just laughed and said "Okay, you've got a month, get out and take your keg with you".
We (Meg, and Eric) fixed the toilets, cleaned the bathrooms and left, all within 12 hours of being informed about the problem. I know, we are awesome landlords!
When drunk mouthy boy sobered up, he tried to apologize to Megan, but no go. It is time for the frat party to end.
Now I hope we don't have to do an eviction, and I really hope they don't trash our house! Stay tuned.