Do not rent to Tara Arban
DO NOT RENT TO TARA ARBAN, LAST RESIDENCE JACKSONVILLE BEACH FLORIDA!!!
She left my beach home after 6 months on a two year lease TRASHED!!!!
It is hard to summarize exactly the devastation she caused to my life, and my beach home. This woman is a smooth talking lady with a “poor me” story.
Months ago my husband presented the idea of renting our Jacksonville Beach home to a woman he knew who worked the as manager at the “Planet Smoothie.” He told me her story… recently divorced mom of two who got thrown out of her townhome because the money she gave her landlord for rent was not going to the mortgage. Thus the building was foreclosed on and she had no place to go.
After discussing this, my husband and I (out of our kindness… or stupidity) agreed to let her move in and wave the security deposit, first BIG MISTAKE!!! She signed the lease for two years, and asked if she could do some painting… we said yes as she was an interior designer, second BIG MISTAKE.
Long story short she was only living there for 6 months when she skated out, uUntil than she was late on every payment except the last two, which we never received. When we got to the home to inspect the home it was TRASHED!! She left two mattresses, garbage piled high, her kids clothes, artwork, awards. She left her important paperwork (arrest records, birth certificate, and divorce papers), all her dishes and her laundry, and that was only a small handful of stuff. It looked like she never cleaned… it was dirty and nasty!!!
She ruined the walls with her “painting” by painting around furniture, leaving huge white spaces everywhere. There were holes in the walls and my hardwood floors were ruined (bowed and raised) because she let her dogs pee everywhere without cleaning it up.
She left the house in a huge hurry, I suspect she was running from something. Last I heard she was on her way to New York… BE CAREFUL NEW YORK!!!
Anyway we took pictures after we cleared some stuff away… I can provide pics.
Please be careful Landlords… she is a scammer.
The money we lost between her not paying, and the damage is in the thousands… Landlords protect yourselves!!!
Don’t believe her stories, they are all lies!!!!
DO NOT RENT TO TARA ARBAN, LAST RESIDENCE JACKSONVILLE BEACH FLORIDA!!!!!