Got to vent... Hubby and I lived in a mobile home for 10 years and built a house last year and moved to it. Well with this economy we haven't been able to sell the mobile home, so we've been renting it. At first I thought I might like being a landlord, after two tenants, I say, NEVER! First tenant--payed rent on time, but insisted on using their own new appliances on the property. Upon vacating the premises they ripped the vinyl flooring and then got ticked that we wanted to charge them for it. Second tenants--In exchange for the first month's rent we allowed them to paint and replace the carpet & vinyl flooring (which we paid for, they just had to install--even though my hubby came over and helped!). Two days ago they were supposed to be out and giving us the keys, I asked if anything was damaged, they responded no, oh the junk I found: 1-Lawn 2-3 feet high 2-Cigarrette burns in the NEW carpet, even though there was to be NO smoking on the property (in lease agreement) 3-The carpet cleaner guy didn't believe me the carpet was less than 6 months old. He had to deep clean the pet urine and poop stains out. 4-Smoke detector missing 5-Paint not all the way down or cabinets accidentally painted. 6-2 floor vents missing, cats using the AC vents to hide in! 7-ALL the corners are damaged from 6 cats (no we didn't agree to this!) using them as cat scratch posts! 8-beer bottles strewn across yard. 9-Flowers pulled out of flower boxes and boxes being used as ashtrays. 10-And among other things, they took the knobs to the stove, SERIOUSLY PEOPLE! This is just the tip of the iceberg. And they are calling me a liar for not giving them back their deposit. Mind you these are the same people who I had to track down for rent every month, still owe for back rent and last month I had to drive the woman to the bank to get the money! UGH, don't become a landlord. It'll turn you prematurely grey!