Dale Hodgins wrote: Sharecropping provided a way for slavery in the American South, to effectively continue for a time, after the Civil War. .
David Livingston wrote:Also I don't think the term sharecropper helps bad historical vibes
Anne Miller wrote:
Having a good contract drawn up by a lawyer would be worthwhile. Having worked with many volunteers it is true that there are many good ones and just as many that will load up anything of value and leave in the middle of the night. .. and leave their trash behind.
Dale Hodgins wrote:Hi Val. This sounds like something that is going to need a good contract, so that you can protect yourself in the event that the world's laziest people show up.
Another important thing to watch for is the accumulation of unwanted stuff. My useless tenants gathered many truckloads of stuff that I later had to dispose of.
It would probably be good to have a neighbor or some other trusted person check up on your tenants regularly, especially in the beginning.
I would never have anyone, who claims to not have a cell phone or the ability to get one. I would also make a consistent pattern of not answering that phone, grounds for eviction. Those who aren't performing their duties, will not want to talk to you very often. Those who are performing, are likely to answer their phone and send you pictures. That's been my experience.