Not many folks are cutout to be a landlord. You need a really thick skin and you need to learn from your mistakes fast or go broke.
In my former life as a real estate investor I’ve seen this happen too many times. A family buys a new home and rather than try to sell their old place in a down market they decide to rent it out.
The wife agonizes over what colors to paint the rooms and shops for window treatments. The husband spruces up the bathroom and kitchen. They spare no expense thinking the tenant will appreciate their efforts and take care of it.
Then they make the biggest mistake of all. They rent to a Section 8 tenant thinking that the government will guarantee the rent is paid on time and in full.
What the government won’t do is pay for the damages and since the tenant is broke and unemployed there’s no point in trying to sue them and no wages to garnish. Very few Section 8 tenants are responsible, decent people.
In this case the tenant stole the refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer besides trashing the interior and yard. At the end of the video he shows what the place looked like before the tenant moved in.
He probably took in $12,000 in rent (less taxes, utilities and mortgage payments) and now it will cost $10,000 or more to rehab the place before he can sell it or rent it again.