Taking tenants seriously
As we’ve mentioned, early intervention is key when it comes to home maintenance. Helpful tenants will let their landlords know if there are any small problems that may quickly turn into bigger (and more expensive) ones. These particular tenants did just that, telling their landlord that there was dripping coming from the ceiling.
Unfortunately, problem-solving requires a two-way relationship. The landlord ignored them and then brushed off their requests for him to come and look at the room. Two weeks later, he’s not having to deal with a drip, but a whole new ceiling. You should definitely listen to your tenants.