Posted by River City on September 29, 2003 at 08:14:00:
Can you report her to the real estate commission? Sure, if that is what you want to do. It is your word against hers. And, why did you wait so long? If you had reported her when it first happened, it would appear more credible. In my opinion, reporting her now makes you look like a landlord who is bitter because you lost a tenant.
Please don’t take this as being rude, but, it sounds to me that you are blaming your ex-tenants for normal landlord/tenant problems. And, it also appears that you have been unable to find another tenant for the building.
These are the risks you take when you become a landlord. Learn from the situation. Make notes about what you did wrong, and also about what you would do differently if the situation were to present itself again, like insisting on a three-year lease. Then, move on.