During my time in college, I was renting my apartment. When my Grandpa passed away, my parents gave me the apartment, but I didn’t want to pay the bills while I was 1,000 miles away at school. I found a couple who would rent the apartment during the school year and also placed an ad in the newspaper. I told them when I would be returning home and that I needed the house. I completed my graduate studies and was moving back home permanently. I was aware that they weren’t pleased to be leaving, but I was unsure of the extent of their discontent. They took the window air conditioner’s component with them when they eventually moved out. The AC unit was in the apartment when they moved in and I bought it. Since I had to return the air conditioner, I was unable to guess that they had taken it. I was instructed to report a theft and to contact the police. To make sure nothing else was missing, I had to make an inventory of the apartment. They claimed it was their air conditioner when I finally got in touch with the couple. They said the one who was in the apartment had passed away. To replace the dead air conditioner, they bought the replacement part. I was unable to demonstrate that it was only a year old or that there was an air conditioner component present because it wasn’t on the property. Because I had no evidence that the air conditioner was there, the police claimed they couldn’t do anything about it. I discovered a valuable lesson about documenting an apartment before someone rents it.