Saturday, October 21, 2006

Rude awakening

At 5:30 this morning, we received a knock on our door. We didn't hear the knock as we were sleeping and all, but the dog did. It was the barking that woke us (and I imagine the other sleeping tenants in the building.) It was lap-dancer paying his rent.

This guy knows the rules. You see, you can't really do anything about tenant problems without adhering strictly to guidelines imposed by the rental board. This is the government body that regulates rental properties. It is only after 21 days that the owner can go before the board and request a hearing for expulsion. He must know that, since today is the 21st.

And no, we can not charge a late fee. Looks like we're stuck with him for now.


Anonymous said...

This guy is a real b*st*rd. Well, for the time being I guess you can just figure his rent is due on the "21st" instead of the first and plan accordingly in your finances. He definitely is the male offspring of a female canine for doing this at 5:30 am! He knows exactly what he is doing. I wonder if he did this to the former landlords. Perhaps with the 5:30 thing he was hoping you would not get up and then he would use that as a defense if you took him to a hearing. "I was there to pay and they were home but did not answer the door."

I suppose he speaks French and English. I could perhaps supply some choice words in German and other bloggers in other languages for you.

CoffeeDog said...

I just don't get how folks can think they don't have to pay rent.

toobusyliving said...

People like him always know the "rules," that's how they manage to cause people like you stress so effectively.

Jack said...

Maybe so, but if he does it 3 times, you can place a formal complaint and everytime he's late after that you add to the complaint.

I suggest you do this. You'll start a registered record, in order, and if something else happens, you'll be on the up & up.

BTW 5:30 or not, the 21st did start at midnight!!!
(record dates and times and the way he acts, and how/when he pays)

Patience is what you'll need with him.

Spider said...

Sounds like this is NOT the first time this guy has played this game - good luck!

toobusyliving said...

Quelle adace.......

Anonymous said...

Here you can raise the rent if you make improvements. I would make his apartment a Taj Mahal replica and make him pay through the nose. With the added benefit of driving him nuts with all the remodeling. Also, spray for pests every week. Finally, the real pest will know he has met his match and leave.

Doug said...

I like Joe's (!?) and Ed's ideas. Stick it to him, and enjoy it. BwaAAHAHAHAHAA!


t said...

5:30 a.m.!!!
Maybe he's a vampire
and had to do this before the sun came up.
Or a werewolf. Was he hairy at all?

What an a-hole.

Anonymous said...

You know what you need? A loophole.

Get the "rules" and find one!

Have you watched "Pacific Heights" yet?! Seriously, watch that and get some ideas.

Is there any way you can bag up the dog shit and plop it into his life?

Nicki said...


nongirlfriend said...

He could have at least danced for you or something.

Just plain rude!

Anonymous said...

That rat bastard.

I agree with Rox. Find some loophole. Is it the renovate loophole? Is it the report him on each tiny infraction loophole? I don't know, but now that we know he is playing this game it is easy. Why? Because you, my friend, are way smarter than he is.

Also, at least you know you will have your payment every month.


Snooze said...

Oh my god. I would have gone ballistic. Although boy does that guy have balls.

GayProf said...

Well, at least you got your money. Hopefully he will move out soon.

Patricia said...

5:30 on a saturday, the last day possible.

yup, that's just mean.

i'd go before the board for an expulsion anyway. even if i lost one month's rent while trying to get another tenant, it would be worth it to get someone responsible.

unless that's going to make him behave more ass-like.