Originally Posted by JJBFLORIDA
Im In A Bind, I Have Rental Units And Have Some Midnight Move Out Tenants That Still Owe Me Money I Have Some In Court But Theystillmoved Out How Can I Collect My Money.
And If You Know A Lawyer In Pompano Beach Or Area That Is Qualified To Get It Done Let Me Know
The take off in the middle of the night crowd is usually not found at the country club on Saturday mornings waiting for their tee-off time. That being said, you might be trying to get blood from a stone. Or, it might be worth it to invest a couple of hundred dollars and having a real estate attorney fire off a few letters (if you know where they are) explaining/detailing:
a) they broke the terms of the lease -- a legal contract
b) they owe
c) you will report it to all credit reporting agencies
d) you will report it . . . anywhere else you can
e) they can have extreme difficulty renting again
f) you will file suit
g) and so on
Depending on the amount, it might be worth the risk/reward. It might not. Once you set up a process, with an attorney, it will be cheaper to do it moving forward. I did this with an attorney, and it became very automated -- and it got more successful. The biggest problem was the "last month" and the security deposit. The late fee and a certified letter usually prevented that however.
I've been very successful in doing this, usually for 3 months or so rent. I've found that many of these people do this because they take for granted you won't do anything. I know of a good attorney, not specifically in Pompano Beach, but nearby -- a quality real estate attorney. Top notch attorney and an even better person. LMK if you need an intro.