Re: Bad tenant alert
From: Holly McNutt (
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 09:12:12 -0700 (PDT)
OMG, this is so weird.  Only yesterday I read this description of these folks 
and about 2 hours later it all clicked into place. They are here at Nyland!  
Fortunately, they are not my tenants. They have been renting here for a while 
from an out-of-state owner and have kept a very low profile.  Now they have 
moved in with another renter in a house-share situation. They are only 2 weeks 
into this and already major problems have ensued.  As  Board member, I got an 
email from her explaining the situation just to keep us in the loop, and that 
is when I made the connection that this is the same family I read about here.  
Oh, dear.  

So yes, I think it is good to get word out about something like this.  Their 
initials are L&J and I suspect that will not be at Nyland much longer.  If they 
come your way, beware!

- Holly

On Mar 12, 2011, at 12:16 PM, Susan Moran wrote:

> As a long time landlady, the best advice I got for checking perspective 
> tenants out is to ask for the last two landlords names and numbers.  
> Sometimes the most recent landlord it trying to get someone out of their 
> place.  The former landlord will give you an honest assessment every time.
> Susan Moran
> On Mar 12, 2011, at 11:37 AM, Holly McNutt wrote:
>> Wow, that is an interesting question.  I've seen a parasite or two pass 
>> through our community and had a similar thought. Can you warn the coho world 
>> about someone?  I wouldn't want people to be unjustly slandered, so I feel 
>> uncomfortable with the idea, but still...  The most important thing I ever 
>> do in renting to someone is checking their references.  I would hope anyone 
>> else renting would do the same.  Speaking to the former landlord should 
>> unearth any bad behavior. I rely on former landlords to be honest and tell 
>> me if they had a problem with someone, and I do the same when people call me 
>> to check references on someone I have rented to in the past.  You can;t be 
>> too careful! - Holly
>> On Mar 11, 2011, at 9:34 AM, David Bygott wrote:
>>> Is there any forum in the coho environment where one can post a caution 
>>> about a 
>>> tenant who appears to serially parasitize cohousing communities, abuse 
>>> hospitality and move on? Is it even legal to post such a warning? We had a 
>>> bad 
>>> experience renting to such a family at our community; they then moved to 
>>> another 
>>> community where two successive landlords have had even worse experiences 
>>> with 
>>> them, and they may well be in the process of selecting a new potential 
>>> victim. I 
>>> think all of us who have hosted these people would like to make it more 
>>> difficult for them to do it again. What do you suggest?
>>> David Bygott
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