Posted by J. Carabelli on November 08, 2003 at 14:28:13:
Revenge is never a good business model. I have been managing apts for over 15 years and you never win. Even if you get a judgement, how are you going to collect? Why put yourself through the aggravation?
Consider that you just paid tuition for a year in the university of hard knocks, and learn from the experience. How can you not get taken the next time, or at what point do you cut your losses and evict the tenant. I have learned that co-signers never work. Pay the cost of a credit check and don’t accept them as tenants if they have bad credit or no solid means of support.
One month of vacancy waiting for the right tenant is cheaper than what you went through.
Learn from it and good luck in the future.