The slightly unusual dilemma of a Croydon landlord

The slightly unusual dilemma of a Croydon landlord

13:06 PM, 18th July 2018, About 6 years ago 20

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This is our favourite and most popular ‘Readers Question’ to date, hence we re-bublish it from time to time.

Dear Mark (and all Property118 readers)

I think my wife might be having an affair with one of my tenants. The usual give away signs are all there, lots of “girlie nights out”, which she never used to do, and phone calls where the other person just hangs up when I answer the phone, mainly when I wouldn’t usually be at home. It’s been going on for months and I didn’t put two and two together until recently.

When I do 1471 the callers number has been withheld but the other day the callers number was there so I called it back and sure enough it was one of my tenants. He said he must have called my number by accident but soon after that my wife got a text and had to “pop out” because one of her work colleagues had apparently “lost her keys” and couldn’t lock up. I offered to take her but she insisted on going alone as her friend had told her she was having marriage problems so they might go for a drink afterwards for a girlie chat. The slightly unusual dilemma of a Croydon landlord

When she got home she said she was having another night out with the girls on Friday so I decided just to agree. My plan was to stake out my tenants property and she if she would turn up.

I remember my wife showing this tenant around the property when it became vacant and raving about how good looking he was. She also did the check in so I’ve never actually met him but I have spoken to him on the phone a few times.

Friday came and I decided to get a taxi from work and get dropped off around the corner from my tenants house so my wife had no chance of spotting my car if she did turn up. I decided to climb onto the garage roofs opposite my property, armed with my camera and telescopic lens where I could get a better view and a good shot. I laid on the roof for around an hour in the dark and cold, continually focussing my camera on my rental property so I could get the perfect shot for evidence purposes.

Whilst I was up there waiting I zoomed into the roof area and noticed that I have a few tiles missing and the guttering is coming away from the roof. My question, therefore, is: does anybody know a good roofing contractor in the Croydon area?

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17:23 PM, 21st October 2013, About 10 years ago

[Checks watch]

Nope, not April 1st.

Very amusing. 🙂

Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118

17:27 PM, 21st October 2013, About 10 years ago

With all this discussion about landlords being professional I just had to share this one - #LMAO 🙂

Rayhan Rafiq Omar

17:30 PM, 21st October 2013, About 10 years ago

Frinkin' hilarious!

Paul Willetts

17:45 PM, 21st October 2013, About 10 years ago

Brilliant...Loving your work!!!

Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118

18:11 PM, 21st October 2013, About 10 years ago

I'm so pleased you guys realise that it was me indulging in a bit of light hearted fun.

Please share this article with any other property people and divorce lawyers you may know 😉

I think pretty much anybody will be caught by this one.

19:34 PM, 21st October 2013, About 10 years ago

Brilliant, can't stop laughing, tears rolling down my face half an hour after I first read it.

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David Griffith

21:19 PM, 21st October 2013, About 10 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Adam Alexander" at "21/10/2013 - 19:34":


Brought tears to my eyes as well, it reminded me of a horrible time in my life when I found out my wife was having an affair with my best mate. I tried to forgive my wife and get her to end it but it didn't work, they ran off together.

Its nearly 15 years ago now but I still miss him.

Roberta Goodall

22:58 PM, 21st October 2013, About 10 years ago

Ha ha, love it!

Yvette Newbury

2:18 AM, 22nd October 2013, About 10 years ago

What! You got me!

Mick Roberts

7:17 AM, 22nd October 2013, About 10 years ago

Ha ha brilliant.
At first, I thought this should be on one of the alternative sites.
Then I was just about to say do u want me to sort her out for u, see if she would do some'at, take photo's for u,, then we have the evidence.
But photo's of roof's I'm not interested in. Mark glad u have sense of humour to put that on here.

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