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Dupe old lady at your own risk

Cheating tenant will get caught, feel stupid
Published on Mar 5, 2004

Dear Real Estate Ethicist, My landlady is 81 years old. She does a terrible job of maintaining our building. She has not cashed my rent check for four months. I am conveniently ignoring her. Am I doing the wrong thing? –Lucky Tenant Dear Lucky Tenant, If you are calculating this mistake as a gain, you are a fool. These sorts of situations always get reconciled, and your little mistake will too. Remember, there is no such thing as a free latte. When you get caught, you will feel rather stupid. Duping an 81-year-old lady? Come on. –Real Estate Ethicist Got a question for the Ethicist? Send it to [email protected] *** Send a Letter to the Editor for publication.Send a comment or news tip to our newsroom. Please include the headline of the story....

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