Our local media is buzzing about a raid local authorities made on an UPscale home in an established neighborhood adjacet to the University of Virginia.
On the heels of the Boston Marathon Bombings * seeing SWAT teams in this quiet area was chilling for local residents.
What is even more chilling is that the rental residents of the home - several single/UNrelated males with multiple vehicles with differet state license plates - were making FAKE IDs and that the authorities had had them on their RADAR for almost 6 months based on a sting of faux IDs being mailed from a local post office box.
In addition to equipment for making fake IDs, the authorities found 18 GUNS!
When interviewed by local authorities * the local BUILDER and his REAL ESTATE AGENT wife indicated....they rented the home to a man who identified himself as XXXX YYYY. He alwsys PAID IN CASH, mentioned he housed a LARGE SAFE there and said he ONCE PAID $60,000 in CASH for a vehicle. The property owner said that during a maintenance visit in December, 2011, they observed a ROOM "fortified by (the tenant) with several BOXES OF LATEX GLOVES"
The landlords also indicated that their tenant USED MULTIPLE NAMES and IDENTIFYING information.
I have added the CAPITAL letters in these DIY Landlords' printed interviews as RED FLAGS for their SCREENING PROCESS.
They now have 1) upset neighbors; 2) a stigmatized property; 3) an eviction of those residents NOT CURRENTLY IN JAIL; 4) lots of property damage probably not covered by their insurance; and 5) NO INCOME or CASH COMING IN because the AUTHORITIES HAVE IT ALL.
LANDLORDING and PROPERTY MANAGEMENT are HARD......it takes diligence, resources and HARD WORK....seeing past the FLASH WAD OF CASH, FANCY CARS and prospects with a SILVER TONGUE area ALL part of the SCREENING PROCESS.