How do you feel today? 5

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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Conforumist » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:18 am

..been awake since 4am, with all this "stuff" on my mind. :(
The really sad part, is that it is not primarily thoughts about family.
We went to "serve" one of the former tenants yesterday. I went to his place of work (we don't know where they live now) and handed him the notice. He did not take it, so I dropped it at his feet and said "you've been served" This is what the tenancy board told us to do.
This was followed by a phone call by his grand-father last night. I should not have let wifey answer the phone. It just made both of us very upset. Wifey had spoken to him some months back and had a very good conversation with him. We did not expect the type of reaction we got from him.
We have our hearing on Sept 11th. We are hoping for the best, in that, the Tenancy officer will award us the money we have lost in restoring the rental property.

Here are a few pictures of nearly 200 pictures of the mess/damage they left behind:

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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:42 am

yeesh Con, that's terrible I hope you get as much as you can from them
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby janet » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:45 am

:shock: See what you mean about the state of the place Con.
(note to self: CLEAN OUT THE FRIDGE THIS WEEK :oops: )
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby raptornx01 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:57 am

janet wrote:(note to self: CLEAN OUT THE FRIDGE THIS WEEK :oops: )


I was thinking the same thing. :shifty:
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Penfold » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:14 am

I hope you get your money back from them Con and, you never know, it might just teach them to respect other peoples property. :)
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Kin Arad » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:42 am

Hugs for you and your family Con, that's an awful thing to happen.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Jo of the Gates » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:57 pm

Con, several friends have suggested I rent out a room in my house to help me out in my unemployed "golden years" (somewhat tarnished, they are!) and these photos perfectly express why I am reluctant to do so. Best of luck to you.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Catch-up » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:31 pm

Con, really sorry you and your wife are going through this. There's something you can try when your mind gets stuck on stressful issues. It may sound overly simplistic, but it really does seem to help. Every night before you go to bed, write down the things you're worried or stressed about. Try to only allow yourself to think of those things during the 10 or 15 minutes that you're writing them down. When you get up in the morning, tear up your list and throw it away. Keep doing this and the idea is that, eventually, your list will shrink and you'll find yourself devoting less time to it, not to mention getting better sleep!
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:00 pm

Con!that's terrible I hope you get as much as you can from them and they get royally screwed for the damage they caused to your property. :shock:
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:56 pm

Oh. My. Actual. God. What an awful thing to have to deal with. Good luck with remuneration.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Conforumist » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:16 am

Thanks again everyone!
We are much more savvy now and went through an agency. The new people seem very good. They even want to replace the carpet on the stairs and master bedroom a their expense, which was the only thing we did not change.

I'll try your advice Catch-Up. I fact, I'll mention it to my sister. She is not able to sleep anymore, without medication.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:40 am

[ silently prays that the previous tenants have the temerity/stupidity to ask for a reference when going for a new place! ]
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Conforumist » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:44 am

Bouncy, depending on how this goes, I will make sure that I plaster their names and the photos all over the internet. I will do my best to ensure that nobody else will rent to them. They can go back and live with their mommy, for all I care.
I'm pretty sure a website like this already exists, but I have not looked into it.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:50 am

Just be careful you don't get into trouble for slander.

It's idiots like these who wouldn't hesitate to take you to court - probably with lawyers paid for by the tax payer (assuming Canada has a daft system like the UK does).
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby michelanCello » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:47 pm

Poor Con...hope it gets sorted out soon!
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