Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Busy busy busy

Well, things are going well. The evicted tenants actually, well, evacuated. Without being evicted. Awesome! Strongly worded letters and threats of rent subsidy loss go a long way. They also did not damage the place or leave it filthy. It's grimy, needs a good scrubbing, and they left both a pile of trash on the lawn and about 6 million fleas to kill, but all in all I think it was a success. And as Rob says, NO MORE CHARITY CASES.

Alas, S. at Sanford #3, he of the moving-not-moving saga, is moving again. :) He has a chance to play baseball in New Zealand for 10 months, which is totally awesome and I say GO FOR IT. Do NOT pass that sort of shit up.

I have a really good prospect for his apartment, on phone screening. Here's hoping it's a one and done and I can get these things rented out before baby enters at stage right.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Well, today is September 3! The rowdy tenants at Spadina #1 are supposed to be out by the end of the day. Do you think they will?

I'm feeling a little more confident about it - yesterday when I drove by there was trash on the lawn for pick-up, so they're at least moving stuff OUT. Hopefully that means that they are also moving THEMSELVES out. I should be getting a call today that they've left the keys (hoping).

Then I get to see the state of affairs. Sigh. Here's hoping it's clean and not broken.

In happier news the new tenants are in and happy at Sanford #1 - A&L. R&A moved out before noon, and A&L got in that afternoon with a mailbox key exchange and me at work! It actually went smoothly! I have never pulled that off before. I do have a pile of crap in the driveway to get rid of, but that's a small price to pay.