Just wondering if any one is landlords on the forum? We moved last year to a larger property in the same town and rented the old house out. Actually the person rented from me off this board. The house was appraised last year for $130,000. All we wanted was someone that would apprecaite all the work we had put into the property [new horse barn, new pastures, professionally landscaped property, wood burning stove,gardens, etc.] We gave this person a 5 year lease with option to purchase but had a verbal aggreement that she would try to get financing on a yearly basis. Selling price was $124,900 more then $5000 off the appraised value. We also charged her $875 rent and our mortgage payment was $950 so we were covering the additional $75.00 a month out of our own pocket. The person listed one creditor [I did a credit check last year] and this was confirmed. She was lare on payments but told me husband had left and she fell behind but was now caught up. Also checked with the landlord and confirmed the rent was paid on time. Well after a year goes by I ask why she hasnt showed me proof of financing and I find out they are going to file bankruptcy. Her husband [dead beat] reconcilled and he is now leaving in the house with her and the kids. This entire year she has assured me that finncing would be done and they would have the house bought and now this. We had overlooked numerous lease violations as I thought they were buying this house and it wouldnt be are problem. Did another credit check [diffrent credit bureau] and this one shows numerous accounts all unpaid and all opened before the rental application was filled out. Specifically states on the applicattion that if any information is inaccurate that this is immediate grounds to terminate lease. Also lease states they have to give us access to property with a 24 hour notice. Twice now I have served notice and both times they would not be present to allow us in. The front mud room is destoyed, the smell is gross and this is from the outside. How can people live like pigs? At this point we are going to court to have them evicted. They were served already with a 30 day notice to vacate and they sent me a letter saying they have no intentions of leaving! Now it is up to a judge. Problem is if they file bankruptcy we could be screwed thousands of dollars. I would guess right now property would only appraise at $115,000. They do pay the rent but that is the only thing on the lease they actually have done. House is up for sale as soon as we have eviction papers and I am done being a landlord!