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December 10, 2012

Instead, from this moment on, you are no longer the owner. You are simply the property manager.  ”I can’t move my 200lb dog into this studio apartment!?”  ”no, I’m sorry – the owner doesn’t allow dogs here.” Additionally, you can tell the tenant “I need to talk to the owner about this” to buy yourself time to think about odd requests.  Instead of the tenant being upset with you – they are now upset with the mysterious “owner.”  Feel free to play this up all you want:

Don’t do this. Own up to the decisions you make, and explain the reasoning behind them. Or – gasp – make an exception if you think it’s warranted.