Re: Bad tenant alert
From: Muriel Kranowski (
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 11:09:42 -0700 (PDT)
Barbara, I understand that these messages bother you. For me, though, living in a community where there are some rented units, these stories are a good reminder that homeowners should be careful and engage in some due diligence when strangers come around wanting to rent. If a community has had renters who seem to specialize in ripping off cohousing homeowners, it's a great service for someone in the community to pass on the relevant facts to the rest of us.

Of course most renters are normal good-enough people, as are most landlords, as are people in general. But it's good to have an awareness of the few exceptions who can cause so much misery and cost so much money.


At 01:50 PM 3/13/2011, you wrote:

OK, OK enough with the bad tenant stories. I understand that what you are describing is a tough situation but it is highly unusual. Almost 40 percent of Americans are renters, some because they want to be but most because they do not have the equity, or the secure employment or the credit history to do so. There are just as many horror stories of bad landlords shutting off water or heat, harrassing tenants as there are bad tenant stories. Frankly I am surprised at the tenor of these emails.
Eastern Village

----------Original Message----------

From: Joanie Connors <jvcphd [at]>
Sent: Sun, March 13, 2011 1:38 PM
To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at]>
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Bad tenant alert

Interestingly, the Village Voice has a story this week about the 10
worst tenants in NYC. Some of these awful stories might make you feel

Stories of 10 worst tenants in NYC

Definitely, the protections for tenants have gone too far. There needs
to be a middle ground somewhere!

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