There are benefits for both the renter and the landlord. The obvious ones are the low liability for the renter and the extra income for the landlord. Most partnerships begin on a great foot. Mine certainly did. Unfortunatlely, when I decided to move out the end result culminated in a court room. I won't go into theatrics but lets just say, it's not an easy situation for any of the parties.
I know that I was a good tenant. I didn't play my music loud, I rarely had company, I parked on the street and I paid my rent on time every month. Not to mention, on moving out day I cleaned and scrubbed (well actually my aunt pam and cousin yolanda did the real grunt work hahaha), that apartment so good that it looked better than the day I moved in. But, at the end of the day none of that mattered. The seemingly "good" relationship with my landlord our many personal conversations about life, relationships and family, the Christmas gifts I gave him and soooo much more didn't mean anything. When your'e greedy and only out for numero uno, all of that goes out of the door.
I look forward to the day where I can sit in the comfort of my own living room located under the roof of the house I pay the mortgage for. I look forward to all of the trials and tribulations that come with ownership. I look forward to letting my dog Fella roam free throughout the house and yard. I look forward to every inch of the place from the colors to the fabrics be what I chose. It won't be easy, but it will be mine.
So, as I think about the six years that I spent living under the roof of a man who didn't appreciate me and in the end tried to do me dirty....I say in the words of church women every where "bless your soul".
Happy Renting and Owning.....
My name is Tamieka Blair and I live on Long Island in New York. I write, I read, I write, I work, I write, I support..I WRITE!!!
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