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  • Property-a-holics

    Just for fun - top 10 excuses

    Disclaimer,   You have to laugh or cry, so lets have a laugh at the top tenant excuses you have had over the years.  Please do not disclose any details that can be used to identify any individuals.

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    We've had 'my Sky bill was more expensive than I thought!' - errr... we can't even afford Sky!

    My Benefits were stopped/late. - That one is a classic.

    Arrears - 'I need to feed my children' - they were ordering takeaway deliveries - we know this because they never emptied the bins.

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    I had: Its the bank's fault, they transferred the wrong amount.

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    "I can't pay the rent because it's been raining". 

     To be fair he worked on a tarmac gang,  in what was the wettest summer for years.    When I finally got him out he left owing £1100.

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    Owes £2500 in arrears serve notice . They say how can I do this to their family. What about mine. Please don't evict us before christmas.now chasing rent arrears they have  paid £50 in five months because they were standing for re-election you could not make it up lie after lie.

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    My favourite, during a checkout i asked , why were there no light bulbs anywhere in the flat as i’d made sure they all worked and there were spares when tenant moved in.

    tenant “ that’s right, but they all blew and we bought the replacements, they’re ours and we’re taking them with us”

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    I've had sorry, no rent this month as we're going on holiday!

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    One of my favourites from a lodger:

    Lodger: I won't be paying rent for the next 2 weeks because I'm going on holiday

    Me: Ok. Please leave the room empty and I will rent it to someone else.

    Lodger: No, I'm leaving my stuff but I won't be living here.

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    I've had similar to this - I ask them to come out to the front of the house and show me the 'hotel' sign.....

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    DISCLAIMER just my personal opinion - for legal advice consult a qualified professional grown-up.

    Not quite an excuse but still a classic....

    winter - 10pm - phone call....

    T: All the lights have gone off...

      Me: Power sockets off too ?

    T: yes...

      Me: Are the street lights on ?

    T: No.

    ......pause.... sigh....

      Me: It's a power cut.

    now for the best bit.......

    T: Do you know when it will be back on ?


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    DISCLAIMER just my personal opinion - for legal advice consult a qualified professional grown-up.