In reference to Janine Nkosi’s essay Aug. 25, I didn’t see any references to the Fresno property owners who unknowingly turn over their properties for rent to a slumlord company.
In my case, as a former resident of Fresno for 36 years and a homeowner in the Fresno High area for 23 years, I left the area and hired a local, one-office outfit to represent me in my property. What I got was unqualified tenants to rent. They were proven and documented criminals, who defaced and almost destroyed my property.
Garbage and broken furniture was left everywhere, millions of cockroaches made my home their home, alive and well in the kitchen appliances, barking dogs all night on a no pet lease.
Windows were booby-trapped with razor blades, hundreds of complaints to the property management company fell on deaf ears and I was always told to mind my own business!
It’s my property! So, not all of your dilapidated properties are the owners’ fault.
Ms. Nkosi should be fair. I am a caring homeowner who got scammed by a Fresno company.
Karla Bechkoff, Lakeport