Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (Falcon Property Company)

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Definitely a break in the relationship, Mimi. Clean up may be more extensive than just one apartment, especially if there are shared duct systems and common hallways. Before any work has begun, get a meth test done.

Sep 20, 2023 04:31 PM
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Lyn Sims
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Well, since she is 'using' there will never be a good why. Landlord has to take this seriously though.

"Hello, my name is Crissy Crackhead & I thought I'd write a letter today ..."

Sep 20, 2023 02:21 PM
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Sep 20, 2023 03:59 PM
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Eviction.  Yes, that's harsh, but now that you have knowledge, what choice do you have?   And, does the property need to be tested for residue?  What about cleaning it, and future disclosures to potential tenants?

 See a Lawyer ASAP

Sep 20, 2023 05:04 PM
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The cost of dealing with STUPID is never borne by the STUPID! And once you know, you must evict. Hopefully you are in a state where the laws favor the victim and not the STUPIDotherwise your problems are just beginning.

Sep 21, 2023 05:35 AM
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O. MY. GAWD! 

Tweakers. 🙃

That is probably all needed to know. 

Legal Status of Meth 

Some countries have decriminalized even legalized it. STUPID

 

 

Sep 21, 2023 05:11 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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Clearly you can't ignore this message. It's either a disgruntled girlfriend or someone with a substance abuse problem. Of course, there is also the issue of whether her boyfriend's lease allowed any additional residents. That also is a legal matter to take up with your attorney.

Sep 21, 2023 04:05 AM
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Steve Higgins
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Interesting. Sounds like a spat and pay back letter. However if the letter is true my question would be, why wouldn't the property manager of this home not know this? Our rental homes are to be checked every 4 months, that way if any thing is going on the property manager is aware of it. 

Sep 20, 2023 07:22 PM
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Wow, yes, probably a spat. The poor landlord!

Sep 20, 2023 06:02 PM
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I'm guessing they were dating, and aren't any longer.

Sep 20, 2023 03:21 PM
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Go figure, I suppose you have visited the property several times during the occupancy?. Florida allows the manager to visit several times during the year. 

Sep 21, 2023 03:43 AM
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My first call is to the police.

Then we start the cleanup after they go to jail.

Sep 20, 2023 10:43 PM
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Wow! That's all I can say... Wow!!

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Is this for real?

Sep 20, 2023 02:28 PM
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Sounds like a pissed off ex-lover.

Sep 21, 2023 08:31 AM
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You know what they say, Honesty is the best policy. 

Sep 21, 2023 07:55 AM
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Carla Freund
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Well, Mimi Foster, this is one for the books. 

Does she have a conscious?  Or like you said, they had a spat?

You can have it tested for contamination. Some states require meth houses to go on a registry. You'll need to disclose this going further. You may want to find out if renters insurance covers the cleanup.

I sold a house that had been used to cook meth. The house tested positive. It had to be cleaned which included carpet, light fixtures, ceiling fixtures, appliances, all furnishings, etc be removed and disposed of. It was cleaned by a company that does this sort of work and retested. After it tested negative, we had to get new flooring, fixtures, appliances, etc. Although it tested negative after the cleaning, I did disclose it. It was a hassle to say the least.

 

Sep 21, 2023 07:30 AM
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Sep 21, 2023 06:26 AM
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Whether this is a legitimate communication or not, it now has become a part of the property history, and as such, must be answered for file purposes. An inspection, by licensed agents or other professionals, stating there is no issues will do nicely should this come up in the future. 

Sep 21, 2023 06:25 AM
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Jerry Lucas
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In 2022, Colorado passed a criminal reform law to reduce criminal penalties. There were too many people in prison, so they reduced penalties to reduce the prison population.
Many crimes were lowered one notch from felony to misdemeanor, misdemeanor to petty crime, and petty crime to infraction.
They also raised the dollar amount that thieves can steal. So, they can steal more, with a lighter penalty, IF the district attorney bothers to prosecute the unfortunate thief.
The DA for the San Luis Valley was headed for a recall election initiated by rising crime and angry voters when he resigned and was soon disbarred from practicing law.
The penalties were also lowered for corrupt govt officials.

With drugs, there is supply and demand,
Colorado is a beautiful state.  Rocky Mountain High should be enjoying nature, not taking illegal drugs.

Sep 21, 2023 06:19 AM
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Oh my gosh, that is awful! I would first test the unit to be sure meth is present because if it is, the cost to remediate that unit and those around it that were likely also impacted is going to be exorbitant. 

I wonder if insurance would cover remediation to some level? Oh, please do keep us informed as to the outcome, Mimi.

Sep 22, 2023 12:53 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Maybe a 'come to Jesus' moment for this person. Could be trying to clean up their life and need to get rid of the place that is preventing them from getting clean and changing their life.

 

Sep 21, 2023 11:51 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
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Maybe they just wanted to get out of the lease? Testing certainly needs to be done but...

Sep 21, 2023 11:28 AM
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Tony Lewis
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I put in my leases that there is no smoking allowed in the house.  

Sep 21, 2023 08:49 AM
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John Juarez
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I am not in a position to answer your question, Mimi Foster 

Sep 23, 2023 05:25 PM