I know, it's frustrating and disappointing. But you were renting; you had to know that at some point, you'd be leaving all your hard work behind.
This was one of the most aggravating things at the barn where I worked. The guy who owns the place leased it out to several different people while I was there. All saw potential for one thing or another, but though the barn owner encouraged them to make any improvements they liked (running it past him first, naturally), he wasn't willing to pay for it himself, and they were reluctant to spend their money on what was, after all, his property. Several people would have readily bought the place, but the barn owner was adamant - he wasn't selling it. Eventually, each lessee left, having learned that they just couldn't even break even with the place as it was, and the owner still doesn't understand why he can't keep tenants . . . .
Edited by Bunnylady - 10/7/15 at 9:32am