Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bedtime stories

Yesterday in my class, our teacher asked for a show of hands of people who were landlords. About a third of us raised our hands. And then he asked how many of us had read the Landlord/Tenant Act and my hand drifted down. As did all of the other students in class. Our teacher was appalled. And he highly suggested that we locate and read it. So I did. Oh. My. Goodness. This stuff is so dry it makes your tongue swell.

First of all, I need to read the laws for two states since we currently own a rental in our previous state of residence and I hope to own more in my current state. I did get through my previous state's laws earlier today. Despite the lawyers attempts to make that impossible. Let me give you an example:

A person knows or has knowledge of a fact if he has actual knowledge of it.

That is an actual sentence pulled from the Nebraska Landlord/Tenant Law. I mean really. This is not some glaring oddball sentence either. The whole thing is like that. All 49 pages of the section that I needed to read.

So now I've moved on to my new states laws and it has not gotten any easier. Which is why I'm writing this blog entry now. It's also why I've been over on Facebook a few times (okay, more than a few). And I may or may not have played a few games of minesweeper. Because if I have to sit still and only read this stuff, I'm going to be passed out from confused boredom before I untangle one page of lawyerese.


K-Mom said...

Blech! That sounds a lot like the insurance stuff that Hubby had to study to get bonded in Alabama. He had me quiz him on it and the stuff was so tedious and complicated, I honestly could say that watching grass grow was more interesting!