The National Party has proven to be a difficult tenant, it has been disrespectful to its landlords and its poor budgeting has limited rent payments. There have been too many times where National has spent up large partying and gambling with its mates and not having enough money left to pay the rent. There are many similarities between a spoilt teenager and the National Party; the need for instant personal gratification, spending large on cars, travel, and recreational toys with no thought to planning for the future.
The potential damage to property is also causing huge concern, with National inviting overseas mates to come onto our property and use our resources with little monitoring or assurances to protect our assets. They have also allowed activities to occur around our property with no expectation to clean up any mess made or pay for any damage done.
There is also some concern that National may begin to sell off parts of our property to pay for the rent. It seems bizarre that we should allow this upstart tenant to hock off some of the best bits of our property and reduce our total equity, just to meet a few rent payments.
We need to be more assertive as landlords and tell our troublesome tenant that if they want to retain occupancy they have to reassess their budgeting priorities, respect our property, manage their friendships properly and tidy up the mess!