Yeah, we have the only apartment out of 65 units that isn't Section 8 (kind of a crappy part of town but a nice apartment complex), so there have been several shady characters that have moved in and out, but a fairly solid group of people who have been here a few years.
Anyway, we have a new landlord, but the last apartment manager said we could have cats. I know several people who have animals (including the maintenance man!), so I don't know what they would do if they plan on getting rid of the people with them. And I don't know if the people were being vindictive coming by and asking to see if I actually had them, or if someone was trying to help me get rid of them, but I don't like it that my neighbors didn't come by to ask me about it first.
I haven't had a lease in more than two years, so they could ask me to leave if they really wanted to, but in my mind, it wouldn't really make sense for them to evict someone who pays on time every month, doesn't cause trouble in the neighborhood, etc., etc., and then take a chance on someone who they don't know their rental history. I also think the other neighbors who I know fairly well will back me up, considering that I've been TNRing some of the other cats around and found homes for several others.
I don't think I'll be answering the door for the next few weeks unless I know who is coming over to avoid any other nosy neighbors. Guess we'll just wait to see what happens with the landlord -- at least my rent is paid through the month, so I can avoid going into the office for a few weeks. She may be so new that she doesn't want to handle that type of complaint yet, or she may want to make an example of me. At least I tried to help these little guys out