My parents are selling my grandmother's house in a prime area close to UCC and town. My mom wanted to try and hang onto it after she passed away, for sentimental reasons, and so my dad maintained it and rented it out to students for about a decade (he was an amazing landlord, he really went above and beyond). He described it as like having a part-time job that didn't actually cover the overheads when you consider the amount of tax owing on a second property.
One time the tenants called him at 7am on Sunday to change a lightbulb.
They have reached sale agreed, but the buyer is now refusing to pay the price they settled on. They presume he's holding out for them to get desperate and go lower, but they aren't under any pressure, so they're not going to go lower. I'd imagine many people meet at this impasse in this climate. I kind of said 'would you not just do it, you're not stuck for the money' but I can see why they'd stick to their guns too.