Author Topic: Self Managing  (Read 12611 times)

arebelspy

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Re: Self Managing
« Reply #50 on: May 12, 2014, 10:23:21 AM »
I'm a bit wary of using a method that gives our bank account information to tenants.

You realize your bank account number is on the bottom of every check you write?  And it has been this way for decades, since checks were invented?  How many stories do you hear of people getting money withdrawn from their account without authorization?  And were they liable?  (Hint: no.)

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clarkfan1979

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Re: Self Managing
« Reply #51 on: May 12, 2014, 07:29:38 PM »
The washing machine broke at the rental. It was very old, but I don't have a specific year (15 years?). I bought a new washer for $330 from Home Depot including installation and hauling away the old one. This took about 15 minutes in the internet, 15 minutes on the phone with home depot and 15 minutes emailing the tenants. All this was accomplished by living in a different state.