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Old 03-26-2008, 06:58 AM
 
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Default Okay, now im getting upset!

Tenants i've had for 4 years...........no problems, paid rent, didnt make any outrageous demands, basically problem-free. Also, i might add, i did not raise the rent. Now it's time to sell the house. They have been warned verbally(nicely and professionally) by myself and my realtor. In addition a letter was left in the mailbox and another by registered mail(and offered another home to rent)..........they have the usual 60 days. The problem? they are making themselves unavailable to allow for showings. Granted there is a communication prob(English is their second language). The sign has been posted and the lockbox is on, however if i dont get their permission to enter i have to wait the 60 days to make this property move. My realtor suggested offering 25/showin or 100/wk............i think that's borderline blackmail and hate the fact that people who i have been very accomodating to should be allowed to basically grab me by the ba**s...............finances are tight, i can make it, but why people should be able to put you under this kind of stress?...........frankly, after this fiasco, I Will Never Rent Again!
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:35 AM
 
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Whats thier first?
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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You should have had a clause in your lease agreement that provided for showing of the home within the last 60 days of tenancy or when the house is for sale. If you do, you only have to give them 24 hr notice then go on in. Check your state's laws to be sure but that is the general rule. Of course the tenants could prove troublesome by keeping the place a mess...but...
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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I wouldn't let my landlord show my apartment while I lived there either, unless it was written into my contract.

From the renter's perspective, not only are you kicking them out of their home of 4 years with only two month's notice for them to find a new place, but you want to bring in strangers who are going to break their stuff, rummage through their personal items, and steal things while they are trying to relocate. All without giving them any sort of compensation or garantees. No thank you.

You're trying to have your cake and eat it too by having them pay full rent right up until they leave, but also asking for permission to violate their personal space whenever you please at the same time. That's a big burden to place on someone, and no surprise that they refused. You should offer them compensation or--better yet--just cool your jets until they have moved out. It's probably not gonna sell for a few years in today's market anyway.
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:35 PM
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Location: West Virginia
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They paid rent caused you no problems Now you dont have the same respect.... Give them time to move then put it on the market!! Moving is stressful without others running thru!
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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The problem? they are making themselves unavailable to allow for showings.
Perhaps the showing times conflict with their work schedules.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:00 AM
 
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You should have had a clause in your lease agreement that provided for showing of the home within the last 60 days of tenancy or when the house is for sale. If you do, you only have to give them 24 hr notice then go on in. Check your state's laws to be sure but that is the general rule. Of course the tenants could prove troublesome by keeping the place a mess...but...
Agreed, my bad..........good advice and I'll keep that in mind for the next time?! Think I'll ride it out and switchca ro the houses and stage when the time comes.......Thanks!
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:03 AM
 
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They paid rent caused you no problems Now you dont have the same respect.... Give them time to move then put it on the market!! Moving is stressful without others running thru!
The law says 60 days and I'm giving it! Also i offered a similar property less than 5 minutes away...............they are not answering their phone, so there is no communication. I've been on both sides of the fence Renter and Landlord........and before you pass judgement try living on the landlord side.......
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:04 AM
 
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Perhaps the showing times conflict with their work schedules.
That was the whole point..............we wanted to know their work schedules..........so It wouldnt interfer..........Thanks
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:06 AM
 
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Whats thier first?
Not relevent to me..........but they do have a Buddist shrine in their livingroom...........I tried set up an appointment so their son(a teen) could be there...........as usually with immigrants the children know the English language a little better.......Thanks
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