In 1995, David’s friend bought a two bedroom townhouse in Nanakuli as an investment. It was quite a bargain, costing only $21,000. The rent is $1,400 per month. Long story short, his tenants have not paid the rent since December. He is taking them to court in order to evict them. It seems that it is illegal to simply throw them out. Tenants have rights that somehow overshadow the rights of landlords. What a horrible mess!
For 1-1/2 years, I rented my guest room to someone who worked at the airport. He wasn’t a bad tenant, paying us the rent in cash on a monthly basis. He paid us $900 the first year and $1,000 the next year. This money came in handy. However, it all came to an end when he was transferred to Texas. I miss the money, but not the hassle of having one less bathroom and no guest room for my daughter, who vacations here periodically.
This is my guest room:
I just don’t want to rent to an unsavory tenant, who does not pay the rent on time. And if I make him angry, he might damage my house or hurt me physically. It’s dangerous to rent to strangers these days. I’ll have to find some other way to make money.
P.S. Recently, I almost rented my guest room to a relative, but he insisted on having his girlfriend live with him. I told him that I wanted a single occupant, as the bed is too small for two people. He walked away and that was that.