One of my relatives phoned to ask if she could rent a specific property from me. She's downscaling so she can save money to start her own business, and the price range for the flat is perfect for her. The only problem is that, I already have tenants in that place and they've been living there for over 3 years now.
They're ideal tenants - pay on time, live very quietly and I have no complaints from neighbours about them. They keep the place very clean and even undertake minor repairs and just give me receipts for whatever they had to buy to fix something. ( no handyman costs). They have really made owning this property a pleasure. So in an ideal world, I would be praying like crazy that they never think about renting somewhere else or buying their own place.
Except, I like my cousin, and she has never asked me for help before. And in general, my cousin is very reliable too. So I'm hesitant to just say no to her without thinking things through first. But I do know that the arrangement with her will be short term - a couple of years until her business is up and running.
What do you think would be the smarter biz/life decision?