Stu The Plumber....
We, or I guess I should say, my wife's mother, own the building we live in, there are 8 apartments, four small "Studio" type, and 4 larger 1LDK (which means One bedroom, Living room, Dining room and Kitchen). Not a large place by North American standards, but lots of room for one person or a couple. We have a contract with a larger national real estate company, they take care of finding us tenants and all the legal stuff as well as tax stuff etc. they deal with the tenants not us. The building was built in 2001, and started renting in October of that year, so we are coming up on the building being 9 years old. There is the usual wear and tear, that is to be expected, but somethings are beyond that.
We had a young couple living in apartment #301, they were professionals, I'm not sure what he did, but the wife is a doctor at the Tokyo Women's University Hospital just up the street.
When they moved out they did not bother cleaning the place, and and there is some damage, the sink in the bathroom is busted. How the did that exactly is a mystery.
More later, got to run, sorry.....
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward