“Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment.” — Philip K. Dick
Landlords today who do not perform a background check on prospective tenants might have their suite vacancies filled but with the wrong type of residents who attract elements from the shadier side of life.
This afternoon around 1:30 pm I was intending to take the trash out to the bin and check on my mail when I noticed an E.M.T. vehicle parked outside my front door. I wondered what was happening.
Parked in the lot on my far right was a police cruiser and across the street a fire truck with its back door open and a number of its rescue personnel gathered around a wooden picnic table on the lawn near the office.
I was unable to discover what had happened but I know that this situation is becoming the rule and not the exception on this rental property.
The incident thankfully did not take place in the early morning hours but the severity of it all should alert on-site managers to the fact that they have to do their homework in a more thorough fashion as far as welcoming new residents on a willy-nilly basis.
This type of incident rate has increased over the past number of months and the police, fire and emergency services personnel has done an admirable job to control the situation.
Hopefully the management team will get the message and start to screen new tenants with more due diligence. – gc.