Tomorrow I meet potential tenants. We're showing the duplex to a number of people tomorrow night after a solid week of responses to the sign I put out at the end of the lot, as well as the ad I placed on Kijiji.ca. I know the right person or family is out there to rent to. I am just reviewing what terms and conditions I wish to have as "house rules" such as no pets or pets? Will I allow live Xmas trees in the home (fire hazard)? Will I allow barbeques on the premises and if so, how close or far from the house? Yada yada. Interesting the amount of issues it brings up, this landlord tenant relationship. I can tell you that this is not what I want to be. That is an angry, controlling and unfortunate landlord LOL (although I believe it's a joke that was posted on all craigslists... or maybe it is for real, let's hope not) !! I can tell you that I do want to be reasonable and agreeable but will not allow myself to be walked on. I know that a few short months from now I will gain a better perspective on this in so many ways!
Wish me luck, guys!