Slum Lords

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fostertank, May 31, 2008.

  1. fostertank

    fostertank LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Wow I truly hate these people. This land lord makes about 1,500 a month off his rentals at this property. He called me to do his lawn 2 months ago and we agreed on a price of 30.00, which was actually a deal. But because he was a jack off and didn’t agree to my contract I didn't cut. Last week I got a call from this guy asking for an estimate. It was the same property, but his father. The grass HASN'T BEEN CUT ALL YEAR. That crap was up to my waist and would take a whole day along with 15-25 fifty-five gallon full garbage bags that I would have to haul off. To be a jerk I told him 200.00 and explained to him that you are approximately 12 cuts behind at roughly 30-40 dollars. It’s not fair that he saves money by allowing the grass to grow to embarrassing lengths. Now look at his wanted ad on craigslist.
    http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/lbg/702477822.html

    PS. If he does find somebody who will do it for twenty, I’m defiantly subbing him out for the rest of the year and getting a new job.
     
  2. swordfish

    swordfish LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Thats hilarious,I hope some crackhead gets hurt on his property
     
  3. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,758

    The bad thing about it he will probably find some dumba@@ to do it or he could here.
     
  4. zemzabob

    zemzabob LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 321

    Some people
     
  5. Dirty Sanchez

    Dirty Sanchez LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Can you get us some pics of the property. I'd love to see the mess before and after!!:dizzy:
     
  6. the angler

    the angler LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    man this is a classic cheap lazy pita ......this guy probably drive his new bmw to collect the rent from those people toooo . half the size of a tennis court come one ........if your that cheap do it your self i would round up the words slum lord in the front lawn .....hahahaha
     
  7. Yater

    Yater LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 687


    Call city code enforcement on him TODAY. They will leave a notice that he must cut the grass within a week. If not, the city will do it for more than your estimate (but they won't clean up...they'll just knock it down and leave it there). Waist-high grass is a code violation in most cities.
     
  8. huskres

    huskres LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 283

    I spammed his post haha!
     
  9. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    keep him busy answering the phone, ask him all of the dumb questions we have been asked before, it would be a hoot!:cool2:
     
  10. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Posts: 1,348

    Yep, just use the force of gov't to fix your problem.:hammerhead: why not move on to a good customer & not waste time on the PITA's?
     

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