I am a land lord and I own about ten units in one building. I love the people that I rent to, they are really nice and all professional. I have a few families that are on state, but they take really good care of their units. I think that people like to work hard and take care of what they have in certain aspects. You can tell a lot about a person by the way they take care of your property. I had to hire cleaning services in Singapore so that I could have someone come to the unit to clean it out in between my tenants. I always have my units cleaned because I do not want anyone to be able to say that they moved in it was dirty and they are going to try to get away with not getting back any of their deposit.
I think the reason why I always have nice people in my property is because I make them pay me first and last month’s rent, and a security deposit which is half of one month of rent. I think that if people can come up with this type of money then that means that they are responsible in some way. I always make sure that they have a job to make sure that they can pay for their rent. My personal rule is that they have to have the same job for at least six months and that would make them worthy of the apartment. I am very happy to lend someone a helping hand now and then but they have to be my tenant for a while before I will give them a break and extra time to pay the rent. I am firm but I do allow them to have pets.