What can I do?
Our tenants in Johannesburg are supposed to pay their rent in latest the 5th of every month.
Last month = NO RENT!!!!
This month they paid on the 12th!!!!
Is my last name Rockerfella???
We have tried to manage the property from afar for the last 2.5 years but are thinking we just have to get an agent in to manage it for us. It's such a hassle when the plumber is needed.. rates and taxes law changes etc.
Their lease ends on 31st July 2009. And it WILL END. No matter how many emails we get re how 'happy they are there'. He says he had a medical emergency. I don't quite believe him. Plus there are two of them there, so why wasn't half the rent paid at least? And why is it always late? Do people not consider the roof over their head?
I wish the property market wasn't so bad currently, because I just feel like selling it.
And to top it all off I have (yet another!) bronchial chest infection. My lungs are still suffering from the attack in November 2008 - they are working at half capacity now, not a quarter as they were then (small steps)... when will they mend?