Post: Fear of Retribution
Posted by dd on 2/23/04
I attended a Landlord training seminar about keeping
illegal activity out of property last week and was the most
unpopular person in the room. When I pointed out that
toxic tort, constructive eviction, unauthorized entry,
failure to maintain, and damage by defect were illegal
activities, only perpetrated by the landlords and/or their
agents, a palpable chill fell over the room.
The last day, the former police chief sat next to me for
about 30 min., grinned, and left. At the end of the
seminar, the teacher refused to give me a certificate, but
issued one for the former police chief who attended the
three day seminar for a total of 3 hours. When I returned
to pick of my camper from public campground, it had been
towed and damaged. Tow truck operator said campground
people claimed it was for non-payment of rent. The
The story is more complicated than that as the rules at the
campground have changed several times since I started
staying there and my rent was refused and returned 3 days
before the sheriff's arrival.
Hmm. Think someone doesn't like me? Maybe I'll get run of
town on a rail yet.
The seminar was excellent though, and did cover some of the
issues of concern to me. I would recommend it to anyone
who has rental property.
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