I’m struggling with what to include or not include in this review. We had our first (and only) long term stay recently. She was a lovely person. Very quiet, good communicator, and left on time. We visited a little during her stay and I felt like we had a pretty good repoire.
BUT, she did not come until a week into her stay. Instead, a family member moved her in. He went through the apartment inspecting safety features, and then insisted that it needed a second carbon monoxide detector WITH a propane detector (we don’t even have propane). I agreed to buy another CO detector before our actual guest arrived, but then the next day her relative went to the store, bought one, and tried to get me to discount her monthly rent to pay for it. I told him that I had already ordered one.
I’m not exactly sure what all he did, but something he did made our lights and tv flicker. He left ALL electronic items unplugged when he left. He also left the tenant an wrench and told the tenant to turn off the gas if she thought she smelled gas. You know, instead of just leaving the premises and notifying us.
He also wanted to move the bed to the living room. As this was a long term stay, and a single tenant, I told him I didn’t mind moving the furniture, but that I would discuss with the tenant and if she wanted it done then I would move it. I specifically told him not to move anything, but he still disassembled the table, moved it to the bedroom, and moved the entire bed, frame and all, to the living room.
This was irritating - I don’t want the liability of a guest hurting themselves in my home because they’re moving furniture AND I don’t want my walls getting scuffed in the process. Then the tenant left the apartment totally rearranged. I guess it’s good that she didn’t move the furniture, but it took a good part of a day to get the apartment back in functional order.
Finally, the tenant bleached out ALL of the wash cloths she was left with her face wash (I guess?). So I had to spend the other part of my day going to the store to buy WHITE wash cloths and towels. Admittedly, I should have done this in the first place. But here we are.
So my question to other hosts is, what do YOU want to see in a review about this person? Do you recommend her or not? Aside from the wash cloths, most of the issues we had were with her family member, not her.
I’m a believer in leaving reviews, and I want to be honest with future hosts. I know not to go too much into detail, but I just need help figuring out how much of this is relevant, and how much is me overreacting.