neighbors are mad at my tenant !? - Posted by Frederick Waller

Posted by Lazaro on September 10, 2001 at 20:54:57:

Ed I totally agree with you. I think that that is the best way to deal with it.

neighbors are mad at my tenant !? - Posted by Frederick Waller

Posted by Frederick Waller on September 10, 2001 at 09:56:53:

I received a note today from neighbors of a tenant of mine. They expressed some concerns about noise, barking dog (a little chihuaha :slight_smile: ), and kids being out at 2:30 in the morning.

I am thinking that I should let the neighbors know that I will not take this issue up until they express there concerns to the tenant first. I do not want to go to my tenant and share some he say/she say stuff with the neighbors.

Are there any legal issues I should look out for ?

How can I squash this before it becomes a long running issue every time I go over there ?

I am going to tell the neighbors to politely voice there concerns to my tenant and try to resolve it that way


Re: neighbors are mad at my tenant !? - Posted by Dee-Texas

Posted by Dee-Texas on September 10, 2001 at 21:42:11:

I agree with Ed. If your leasing or leasing to own, unless you heard this in person you can’t do anything about it. What if that other neighbor hated the first one and was just making things up?..your right in the middle and will probably lose one or both tenants. Explain to the complaining neighbor until there is a documented police report you can’t address the problem. Be understanding but stay out of it until you have the proper documentation. Then use their lease to quite them down or outst them.


Re: Tell the neighbore, ONE TIME - Posted by Ed Copp (OH)

Posted by Ed Copp (OH) on September 10, 2001 at 10:13:24:

If they have a problem with your tenant that is a legal matter, to call the police.

Other than that handle it just like you were a corporate entity that was 2,000 miles away.

Unless of course you lease contains a clause that requires you to be a babysitter, which I doubt.

I disagree - Posted by Tim Jensen

Posted by Tim Jensen on September 10, 2001 at 14:30:01:


I think that you need to address the neighbors concerns. I have found that the neighbor can be your best friend. I have found out about some destructive tenant behavior from neighbors. That ended up saving me a good bit of money.

The way I would approach it is to tell the neighbor that you will talk to the tenant and inform the tenant that they need to respect other peoples rights. Then from there tell the neighbor that if it happens again let me know and we will take it to the next level.

The next level is where you ask the neighbor to call the police and with that police report, you will be able to force the tenants out. Chances are they will not be called and the problem will go away.

My point is that this problem has to be addressed. If you ignore the neighbor or tell them “If they have a problem with your tenant that is a legal matter, to call the police.” right off the bat. You will have a unpleasent neighbor, that will have no problem making your life miserable by call the health deptartment and city code enforcer.

I happen to agree with a lot of what you say Ed. I just think that this situation should be handled different. Chances are that neighbor is going to be a neighbor longer than that tenant will be your tenant.

Now, if the neighbor is just a total nut, then you will just have to learn to listen to them with deaf ears.

My Opinion,


Re: Tell the neighbore, ONE TIME - Posted by Dale KY

Posted by Dale KY on September 10, 2001 at 12:42:28:

I think you need to make the “neighbor” an offer on her house of about 50% FMV. Explain to her that since she lives next door to such terrible neighbors this is all she can expect for the property.

Good advice, (NT) - Posted by DanT

Posted by DanT on September 10, 2001 at 11:29:33:


Re: I disagree - Posted by Ed Copp (OH)

Posted by Ed Copp (OH) on September 10, 2001 at 18:58:05:

If I had only one or two properties that were right down the street I might think differently. Bear in mind I reserve the right to stay out of "he said she said, the dog was a B***h, type of conflicts. I do not have time for them, and do not intend to have time for them.

Now that said consider the investor who owns properties in four different states, and seven area codes. How would you have him handle the barking dawg problem?

Good idea…and - Posted by BillW.

Posted by BillW. on September 10, 2001 at 23:19:30:

you could also have a “team” of “problem tenants” that you send into each house you buy. Their job would be to be SO ANNOYING AND WILD that the neighbors would beg you to buy their houses for 50 percent off. Once you bought up several houses in the area, your team could move on to new areas. Plus, you’d get to party with them big time. LOL.

That is a good one! LOL - Posted by Lazaro

Posted by Lazaro on September 10, 2001 at 20:56:21:

That was great. I also believe that is what he should do.LOL

LOL…I Like That! - Posted by JohnBoy

Posted by JohnBoy on September 10, 2001 at 17:02:08:


I have one those neighbors next to one of my property’s too!

It’s worth about $130k, so I was going to tell her that all she has to do is write me a check for $150k and then SHE can control who ever she likes to be occupying the property!

Now, instead I’m going to tell her,

No problem! The way I see it is you have two choices here. You can either cut me a check for $150k and just buy my property, then YOU can control who lives next door to you, OR, I can cut you a check for $65k for your property since that is all it is worth with such terrible neighbors living next door!!! Of course, I think it would be better to just buy mine for the $150k, then evict those terrible tenants and get some nice people in there instead. Then YOUR property would jump up in value by another $65k!!! LOL

Re: Tell the neighbore, ONE TIME - Posted by Ronald * Starr

Posted by Ronald * Starr on September 10, 2001 at 14:23:40:

Dale K Y----------------

I like that.

You must have “Seek out every opportunity” tatooed on the underside of your eyelids so you see it while you sleep.

You are obviously a true entrepreneur, seeing opportunites where other people see pain and emptyness. Please continue to respond to posts so we can all learn to think like you do.

Good Investing and Good PostingRon Starr***