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Old 06-15-2018, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Oz
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No logic in selling a property just because of one bad tenant .
l own it , costs me nothing to keep it and it makes me good money when they pay their damn rent.

But yeah , he needs to be kicked out l know and l def' will down the track catch 22 right now though. l'll never see the money if l do , that's the thing, lf l just let him go awhile he'll probably pay up he always has in the past eventually.

How to deal with he's bs until then though.
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:15 AM
 
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No logic in selling a property just because of one bad tenant .
l own it , costs me nothing to keep it and it makes me good money when they pay their damn rent.

But yeah , he needs to be kicked out l know and l def' will down the track catch 22 right now though. l'll never see the money if l do , that's the thing, lf l just let him go awhile he'll probably pay up he always has in the past eventually.

How to deal with he's bs until then though.
Or not. Just because he's paid up in the past doesn't mean he will this time. Has he ever been this far behind before?

It's time to evict him, you've been more than generous and at this point, he's taking advantage of you. Even if he does catch up this time, what's to say it won't happen again and again. You've shown him you don't care about timely payments. Wouldn't it be better to get a tenant who regularly pays on time. If the market will bear it you could always raise the rent too.
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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No logic in selling a property just because of one bad tenant .
l own it , costs me nothing to keep it and it makes me good money when they pay their damn rent.

But yeah , he needs to be kicked out l know and l def' will down the track catch 22 right now though. l'll never see the money if l do , that's the thing, lf l just let him go awhile he'll probably pay up he always has in the past eventually.

How to deal with he's bs until then though.


There it is...."It makes good money WHEN they pay"!! If they are not paying you have to evict, unless you are trying to run a shelter for charity which it sounds like you can't afford. Unfortunately this guy might be nice, but he's taking advantage of you. AND he's been doing it for a long time. Get someone in there that can pay!


Also, you said it costs you nothing....that's not correct. A home will always cost you taxes and insurance, plus upkeep.
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:37 AM
 
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l've got a little cabin l rent out , and l really depend on it's rent as part of my income , especially right now.

Trouble is , l've had a guy in there 2 yrs he's been good he's basically a good guy but he's fallen on real hard times last 12mths.
He use to pay close enough to on time but this last 7 8mths, he's been everywhere.
He still usually pays it but God knows when it comes in and in what amount and l've had to chase it a bit too.
He explained he lost his job then he smashed his car and bla bla bla but every time l text him asking when he's paying rent , he's a few mths behind now , he'll say he's got it right there or he's got a job payment coming in next week or bla bla bla some shyt but then l still don't see any rent wks or a month. Text him get more of the same stories. Driving me mad and l need the cash right now,
He's always aware of how much he owes and has a plan and it usually comes in but usually after 1 mth or 6 wks of bs and stories first.

So just kick him out right , well . not really , owes me a fair bit and l'd probably never see that money and there'll also be a 3 or 4 mths gap with nothing coming in from it because l have to do some work on it next and then find someone else.

l dunno what to do with him but l'm close to losing it so sick of the bs.
Ever been in a similar sitch , how did you handle it , them.
He will NEVER catch up if heís months behind. Heís simply stringing you along until his situation gets better then he will dump you. Get him out. Tell him youíre gonna start eviction procedures unless he catches up. He can get a payday loan or whatever. Most likely youíll need to cut your losses and get him out any way you can

Donít EVER let a tenant get that far behind on rent.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert, AZ
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No logic in selling a property just because of one bad tenant .
l own it , costs me nothing to keep it and it makes me good money when they pay their damn rent.

But yeah , he needs to be kicked out l know and l def' will down the track catch 22 right now though. l'll never see the money if l do , that's the thing, lf l just let him go awhile he'll probably pay up he always has in the past eventually.

How to deal with he's bs until then though.
Hmmm. You asked for advise, you got it, but now you don't like it. Got it.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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As others have said, you have allowed his problems to become your problems ... and then ignored them for too long! If he is already behind several months and not able to even pay his current rent (or find a steady job) -- it is highly unlikely he will ever be able (or willing) to catch-up on past rent. Your only solution is to evict him AND file a small claims judgment, however, that can be a time-consuming process ... which will only put you further in the hole.

Perhaps if you send him a "crafted eviction notice" via registered mail (?) Advise him that he must vacate the property by (date)- or you will have the Sheriff on his doorstep ... ALSO inform him of your intent to seek a court-judgment for back rent (explaining that will further damage his credit, ability to rent another property and job references).

He may bolt and move-out in the middle of the night, which is about the best you can hope for. However, if he decides to resist, you will probably have another 90-days (no rent) before you can physically have him evicted ... and even that will not get your money back.

It sounds like you are not a good candidate for a landlord role (and further, cannot afford to support poor paying tenants. You should probably sell your property as soon as possible.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Clarence, NY
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Evict, and sell... Iím not trying to sound like a jerk here, but if you really depend on the rent for income, you cannot afford the home as of right now
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:48 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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It's not going to get any better. Evict him and get it over with.

Screen carefully and get a better tenant to replace him.

You have taught him that he doesn't have to pay you because when he doesnt pay, you do nothing but wait, hoping he will eventually pay. There are no consequences for not paying you.

File for eviction for non-payment and at the same time, have the courts issue a judgement against him for what he owes you.
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:35 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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No logic in selling a property just because of one bad tenant .
Correct. The logic is to sell because of one bad landlord. (that's you)


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How to deal with he's bs until then though.
One day at a time.
Start with a visit to your attorney to start the eviction paperwork.
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:19 PM
 
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Correct. The logic is to sell because of one bad landlord. (that's you)
I'm sadly going to have to agree 100% with this. Although the tenant has not kept their end of the bargain, you're equally guilty of creating the problem because you allowed it to happen; Often! Now, harsh realty number two, depending on your state, allowing continued late payments with no action on your part may be viewed by the court as allowing late payments.

I would strongly suggest you sell the property as clearly your not capable of handling a simple Landlord 101 thing like late rent payments. If you can't see where you went wrong on this and can't figure out your next logical, common sense and rational steps, you're in way over your head. I hate to see the next blunder.
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