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Read your Lease Agreement please...you signed and agreed to the terms.

Property Manager with Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

I have  standard letter of "unintended consequences" that I send tenants who contact the property owners....it goes something like they now question my (Wallace's) judgement in placing them (the tenants) in their property and have suggested that I consider NOT renewing their lease....RutRo!  This is not a RETALIATION issue....it is a JUDGEMENT issue....not exactly like asking to speak to the SUPERVISOR

Original content by Roger D. Mucci

Read your Lease Agreement please...you signed and agreed to the terms.

Yes, it states rent is due on or before the first of each month.

Yes, it states that there is a $5.00 fee for every day that your rent is late.

No, calling the owner will not make a difference. 

Yes, I know you already called and left him a message.  He called me and told me to handle it.

Yes, that is correct, on the 12th you will owe the rent plus $60.00 in late fees.

Read your Lease Agreement please...you signed and agreed to the terms.



Make it a great day! 

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Wallace S. Gibson is a Certified Property Manager with over 50 years of property management experience and expertise.  She maintains a specialized property management business in Central Virginia serving Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna and Louisa counties  


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Comments (7)

Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for reblogging the post. When  I have a management company managing my property I request them not to give out my telephone number to tenants.

Jul 03, 2013 08:50 PM
Scott Fogleman
New Home Team - Richmond, VA

I love th eidea of sending that letter... what a great idea

Jul 03, 2013 08:56 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Thanks for the re-blog Wallace, greatly appreciated.  I love the idea of your letter.....excellent.

Jul 03, 2013 10:01 PM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I have a confidentiality clause in my management proposal....if tenants find the owners' contact info, they do so through the tax assessor's records which are online

Jul 03, 2013 10:11 PM
Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease


We are seeing some of this.  The best news is that my owners and I have a good relationships and they back me up and ask not to be contacted again.  It's part of life.

It's never a dull moment in this business.

We just had a home for sale where the buyers thought I wasn't talking to the owners by their lack of moment on the purchase price.  They called, the owners said they had had multiple conversations with me about the offer and it was just too low and now where they would sell the house.  Now we are under contract with them and in a purchpase price point that makes sense to my owners.  

I appreciate folks feel like they need to try.   However, I also appreciate there are many ways to handle this.  The non-renewal is a good one!

All the best, Michelle

Jul 05, 2013 12:56 AM
Mark Delgado
houses for rent, Solano County & Glen Cove - Benicia, CA
Benicia and Vallejo, Property Management, rental h

Our challenge is just the opposite!  I have had recent clients that feel a need to contact the tenants!  The reasons are varied but all nonsensical and every time leads to problems that the client didn't foresee (though we did) and then they expect us to repair the situation.  We usually fix things by firing the client. Problem solved.

Jul 09, 2013 11:38 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

You have to love when tenants go above your head. It only makes it worse.

Jul 23, 2013 12:30 AM