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Old 05-24-2011, 07:49 PM
 
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The lease on this rental is up in 40 days. I told the tenant that we will not be re-signing a new lease and that he needs to be out on the end of the term. He says to get ready for a long legal battle. He is not leaving and that there is nothing we can do about it. How can I win this battle? And quickly.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:07 PM
 
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Did you review the landlord tenant act for florida, the lease terms? Consult w/ an attorney? Little info to go on.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:53 AM
 
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When we were looking for a commerical warehouse to rent a few years ago, the landlord for the one we're in now told us he had a unit, that the guy was ten days late on rent but he was going to have him out in three days. We questioned how he was going to be able to do this. He told us that he was going to offer the guy his security deposit and last month's rent he had in escrow back in full if he'd vacate in three days leaving the premises undamaged. It worked and we took over the unit the following week. Had he evicted him, it would have taken months. With the legal expenses and probable non-payment of rent, he would have been out thousands. His strategy cost him only 2 weeks of lost rent and allowed him to quickly get a good tenant in there.

It sounds like your tenant has some experience with eviction and proably is familiar with ways to slow the eviction process. I'd consult an attorney now but run this idea of an incentive to get out now by him.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:40 AM
 
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i'd consult an attorney now but run this idea of an incentive to get out now by him.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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The lease on this rental is up in 40 days. I told the tenant that we will not be re-signing a new lease and that he needs to be out on the end of the term. He says to get ready for a long legal battle. He is not leaving and that there is nothing we can do about it. How can I win this battle? And quickly.
Can you give a few more details?
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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You have to send him a letter in writing that you want him out. I believe you need to give him 30 days notice but you need to check that. If he doesn't go then you go on to evict him. As some one else mentioned sometimes $$ will get them to leave.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
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It sounds like your tenant has some experience with eviction and proably is familiar with ways to slow the eviction process. I'd consult an attorney now but run this idea of an incentive to get out now by him.
Good tactic, but the tenant seems to know what he/she is doing. You are right about that. The tenant seems to want to get paid for leaving, or getting his/her deposit back.

A good spanking by a few street thugs would solve the issue. I'm only kidding. Don't do that. Please don't!!

But the tenant is gaming you and the system. I say do it legally. Get things in writing, and get him/her out.

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The lease on this rental is up in 40 days. I told the tenant that we will not be re-signing a new lease and that he needs to be out on the end of the term. He says to get ready for a long legal battle. He is not leaving and that there is nothing we can do about it. How can I win this battle? And quickly.
Double check. Put things in writing. I hope you have your contract in hand. Get him out. Nothing good can come of this.

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You have to send him a letter in writing that you want him out. I believe you need to give him 30 days notice but you need to check that. If he doesn't go then you go on to evict him. As some one else mentioned sometimes $$ will get them to leave.
I don't think it makes sense to pay someone to leave my property. Sometimes it clears headaches, but I'm not one to believe in being strong armed by a tenant.

That's why being a landlord is not for me. My parents have 3 houses in SW Broward, and having to deal with tenants can be a PITA. I end up dealing with some of these tenants (Every trip to S. Fla )

Good thing my parents' tenants are not that bad, plus they're getting relative bargains there.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:47 PM
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A baseball bat. One of my tennants may make not make it to the end of the sentence if they threatened to strong arm me and rip me off... you need to scare them, if you seem weak people will walk all over you. Be strong, make them uncomfortable, afraid to be there.
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