Scott's Weekly Column

Funny tenant complaints

Property management is one of those areas of our industry where there needs to be good communication between tenants and the agency especially when it comes to sorting out complaints about repairs and maintenance issues.

Whilst these are normally straight forward, occasionally Property Managers do get some strange requests!

These are excerpts of actual letters and emails to agents from tenants:

  • I want repairs done to my stove it has backfired and burnt my knob off.
  • My neighbours 18 year old son is continually banging his balls against my fence
  • This is to let you know that there is a smell coming from the man next door.
  • I have had one of your men down on the floor 6 times and still have no satisfaction.
  • This is to let you know our toilet seat is broken and now we have no TV reception. 
  • I am writing on behalf of my sink, which is running away from the wall.
  • I am a single women living in a downstairs flat would you please do something about the noise made by the man on top of me every night.
  • The person next door has a large erection in his back garden, which is unsightly and dangerous.
  • Will you please send someone to mend our cracked path?  Yesterday my wife tripped on it and is now pregnant.
  • Our kitchen floor is very damp, we have two children and would like a third, so will you please send someone to do something about it?
  • Could you please send someone to fix our bath tap?  My wife got her toe stuck in it and it is very uncomfortable for us.

Who said Property Managers don’t know how to laugh!

Have a great weekend!