I’ve never seen this mentioned but… - Posted by GL - ON
Posted by GL - ON on August 15, 2003 at 15:19:28:
There are certain rules and regulations regarding what you can legally charge rent for. If there is anything wrong with the house it could be illegal to rent it but OK to sell it.
Years ago I saw a story on some poor person who was evicted from a house she occupied for 30 or 40 years. It was condemned for 7 major building code violations. They included no electricity, no running water, no indoor plumbing, no lath and plaster walls etc. I don’t remember the whole list but other than lath and plaster walls it described the farmhouse my mother was raised in to a T, and they were never considered poor or disadvantaged. Times change and standards change.
The other day when the power went out I rushed over to her house with emergency supplies of food, water, Coleman stove, battery radio etc. and found she was perfectly calm and didn’t see what all the fuss was about. Then I realised she never had hydro in the house until she was 26 so what’s the big deal about not having it for a few days?