Add this to the “Things are getting ridiculous” list. An Ohio Landlord decided that his late paying tenant needed a a few belt lashes since he was late with rent. As a landlord and human being, I find this appalling and downright stupid.

Granted, we have all had instances of wanting to knock some sense into our bad tenants but, as sensible people we choose to take the high road. You have to ask yourself, “Is my behavior above or below the line?”

Good landlords have a big hurdle to get over and this doesn’t not help our cause. Civility will always win out in the end and remember that stupid actions have bad consequences. I, myself, hope he spends some time behind bars and has some time to be introspective and make changes in his life that allow him to redeem himself.

Here is the news story.

Ohio Landlord Whips tenant with a Belt

What are your thoughts?

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WOW!! That best describes my thoughts and feelings when I read this story and watched the video. The title “Family calls Landlord ‘Murderer’ in Court” sends a chill down my spine, and it should send one down yours too!

We, as landlords, have an obligation to our tenants. That obligation is to provide them with a clean, safe house to reside in. If we can’t provide that, due to financial strain or lack of caring, then do me a favor and sell the house. If this is the case, then you do not deserve to have the title ‘landlord’.

Crossing our t’s and dotting our i’s is the most important thing we can do. It is for our benefit as a landlord and also for the benefit of our tenants. In my eBook, I explain these points over and over again. From having the proper paperwork and disclosures filled out to doing quarterly inspections, you MUST be on top of your real estate empire at all times. These are REAL people with REAL lives.. While I do agree that some tenants take a nice place and decide to tear it up and live like social deviants. The majority of tenants are not like that and everyone that is paying you their hard earned money deserves to live in a home that is safe.

Here is the link to this story. —- http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2012/01/25/columbus-protesting-wisconsin-ave-landlord.html

 

Let’s band together and make sure we separate ourselves from these slumlords and not allow the name Landlord to mean greedy and uncaring.

 

 

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