Renting to the wrong people.

Renting to the wrong people.

Renting to the wrong people.

Previously published Slate articles made new.
July 21 2003 12:08 PM

Letters to the Summer Tenants

Renting to the wrong people.

As the summer heat approaches its hellish apogee, thousands will flee their jobs for vacation spots near the ocean. Six years ago, Jodie T. Allen's "self-martyred landlord" wrote to the destructive summer tenants who had just left her house: "I did find a minute to relax in a rocker on the porch this morning, to watch the seabirds and admire what's left of the garden."