Posted by Renee on January 14, 2001 at 05:39:45:
In Reply to: Monitoring posted by Yarrow on January 13, 2001 at 17:39:04:
"Monitoring" seems to indicate that I am spying. The reason I visit this site is to gain insight into the Landlord / Tenant relationship. This makes me a better Landlord. Sometimes, its easy to forget what it was like when I was a Tenant. Also, economy and laws have changed since then and it keeps me fresh. I also am amazed at how bad some landlords can be and how difficult they can make life for a person, especially for persons in a large city such as NYC.
There are also times when I am able to help with a reply, because I know where the Landlords (some of them) are coming from and what will more easily remedy a situation. Some replies are so combative that if a Tenant follows the advice, they will merely get into a screaming match and nothing but acrimony will come of it.
There are sometimes better ways of handling situations without the use of force. Sometimes force of law is needed. I have never felt that my presence here was spying in any form but learning and growing in my profession and my understanding of my partners (tenants) in business. I suspect that many respondents are landlords, they are simply not as forthright as I have been. Probably because they have been visiting here for longer than I have and know how closed minded some people can be in allowing dialog. Or maybe its because I never thought that it was "US against THEM" but what we can do TOGETHER to make the situation benefit all.
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