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Re: Double whammy with diarrhea by Garry on July 31, 2018 @14:03

You have the right to ask your tenant if his son has moved in, and if he has, you have the right to add the son to the lease. You can even get the son's info, and run a criminal background check on him. BUT NOTHING MORE! If your T has a medical condition, you should not ask about it. And you should not raise the rent, at least until the lease is up (and then by just a small amount). If anything, you should be CONGRATULATING the son, for stepping forward, and being willing to take care of his aging parent. Hopefully, YOUR children will be willing to do that for you some day.

Let them live their daily lives. The son will clean the carpet as best he can. I'm sure they don't want to be walking in feces anymore than you would. The carpet can be cleaned or replaced when they move out, and the cost can come from the deposit. But seeing as the son seems to be a VERY RESPONSIBLE person, they may even replace the carpeting (at their expense) when they move out. Think of how YOU would like to be treated if you were in this same situation.
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Re: Double whammy with diarrhea by Tora on July 31, 2018 @15:36 [ Reply ]
It's pretty sad you said "Hopefully, YOUR children will be willing to do that for you some day." What if they don't have children? What if they can't have children? Just something to think about. It's cool that son is helping, doesn't have to, but cool I guess. Doesn't change the contract Garry.

It doesn't matter how people should be treated, just follow the damn contract and required laws. It's a business. Just follow normal protocol for adding a new tenant and raise the rent if it means being closer to value of other properties near you.

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