A Tulsa landlord was in danger of being almost allegedly killed by a tenant. This tenant is easy to spot because he has cosmetically altered devil horns on his head, according to the news source The Smoking Gun.
Note: I’m not making this up.
This has been a difficult year for all of us and I don’t have to remind us to be careful when renting out our properties. Needless to say this is one of the strangest cases I have come across. The lesson here is not to get someone like this tenant with horns mad at you.
In recent days, I have emphasized proper due diligence. Your prospective tenants need to be truthful while filling out your applications. Also, you want to make sure the person has enough take home income to pay the rent. Translation: That is the income they actually pocket. Robert Shemin is very big on that point in his excellent book Secrets of a Millionarie Landlord.
It absolutely amazes me concerning some of the stories I have had to listen to while interviewing prospective tenants this summer. Some credit summaries are so bad they’re almost unbelievable.
We have also had people who have tried to sneak in without filling out our paperwork. The economy is not good right now and some people are getting desperate, but that doesn’t mean you have to take in anything the cat drags in. You still need to conduct your business like a business.
You need to stay on top of what is going on with your properties. This almost Tulsa tragedy is a good example.
Note: I debated about showing you the picture of the tenant featured on Smoking Gun and decided not to. Just go to Smoking Gun and see it.