We Have Heard It All at Nelsons Estate Agents London

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ENGLAND IS THE PLACE FOR RESURRECTIONS

A Bethnal Green estate agent had this unusual tale to share about one of their problem tenants who may have been a we bit short on cash, but certainly not on creative imagination, but What the lout was seriously short on was memory span, when contacted by phone for the 'nth' time in a year concerning late payments, he sounded a little flustered and yelled, “my father died - - - (and as an afterthought) - - again” completely forgotten were the two previous resurrections his poor father had to endure to provide him with that tear jerker excuse, it was the third time he had used it.

SOME FROM THE SHOREDITCH ESTATE AGENTS

A tenant claimed to have been certified with a phobia of chequebooks in conjunction with a dermatological condition which prevented him from handling cash due to a vile skin reaction caused by the chemical compound in the ink used for printing notes. They should take that up with the Queen, afterall it is Her face on those papers, no?
To earn your income as an estate agent in London is more often than not a thankless job to start with, yet there are the moments where you can not stop yourself bubbling with mirth, actually only after you wanted to wring the person's neck who tried to sell you the story when they lied through their teeth, or told you a truth which was nevertheless insane in it's absurdity, i.e. “I am so sorry, I will try and make it up to you, but I needed the cash to buy my football season ticket”

NOT ONLY ESTATE AGENTS IN LONDON

These Andy Capp style fibs people spin when eluding there moral duties, employing such delusional fabrications are certainly not limited to London at all.
A survey of 150 Scottish agents (noted by the Letting Protection Service Scotland) came up with the following and other reasons.

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A visiting friend's dog ate my rent money
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My pet died and I have to still pay the funeral costs
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I need the cash for my Rangers season ticket

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I had to pay a bank tax
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I spent the money at the bookies
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I’m saving to go on holiday, have you any idea how expensive the Continent has become
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The money fell out of my pocket on the way to the bank.

 

NOT THE LAST AND DEFINETELY NOT THE LEAST

One estate agent in London relayed the TV story and admitted to losing it with the client, now read it and tell honestly you would not have either. The tenant told her calmly, his TV had broken and he had to replace it. She blew it and sarcastically enquired what the hell had his broken TV got to do with the landlord's rent not being paid, which resulted in a disgusted retort from the tenant, as if he was speaking to a retarded person:
"Hey you, I just told you, my TV had been broken, who do you think was going to replace it, the TV fairies?"
One tenant said they had to buy both their kids iPads because there friends all had one and they could never live with the constant arguing if the kids only had one between them.

Aaaaaa AND THEN SANTA CLAUSE HAD TO GET THE BLAME TOO

As if the dim-witted estate agents in London were not bad enough, Santa Clause also got in the thick of things, after all Christmas was His fault and the culpable tenant's response was:
“It’s Christmas and I’ve had to buy presents, so give me a break - - -”
Christmas is always a hard time for collecting rent. Landlords obviously have to forfeit their own Christmas cheer for the tenant's benefit.