Former Airbnb guest contacted me about renting for 5 or 6 months later this year, had found my listing on FF. They were an excellent guest and we were friendly with one another while they were here. Asked for monthly price, then said it was too much for them, okay.
Came back later inquired as to whether there may be a discount for 6 months (to me, the only thing worse than a discounted monthly rent is a discounted monthly rent for 6 months, especially over the winter with heat). I gave a firm no, they said they understood. Came back 2 weeks later and they want to rent the place at my price. Ok. Fine.
Oddly, it is not the discount seeking that is my issue with this person. I send out an Adobe fill and sign form to get general information about a potentilal tenant, employment, pets, etc. I also do the lease with the same system. They get notice that the form is available on Adobe by email. And Adobe sends me an alert whenever someone opens the document and also an alert if they read it (which I guess is based on scrolling).
I sent this person the form and they read it less than an hour after I sent it. It was on Saturday night and I did not have any expectation of having it returned completed until at least Monday or Tuesday. Come Tuesday evening, I haven’t received it but I get a text message from the potential tenant saying that they “hey, I’ve been traveling and not checking my emails, I just now saw that you sent me an email”.
But I know, for sure, that they not only saw my email several days ago but also opened and read the document. So they are just casually telling a lie. I don’t even understand why or what the point is. Why not just fill out the form and send it back, why tell a stupid lie about just seeing it? It’s only been 2 business days, a reasonable amount of time to return a form. If you tell a stupid lie about something that doesn’t matter then how is it possible that you could be an honest when it’s important?
Anyways, I want to ditch this person now. And I have two questions for you guys.
- Does anyone disagree and think it’s not that a big of a deal?
- Do I tell them why (the lie about the document)? If not, what do I say? I don’t want to lie too.
edit to add: We have always done LTR, it isn’t a new process for us.