Are you a landlord with frustrating tenants? You’re not alone. Many landlords find out the hard way that they have frustrating tenants in one of their rental properties. In this article, we’re sharing 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in Suffolk and in the 23432 zip code.
If you own any rental properties, you are probably aware that sooner or later you will get a tenants (or several) who will trash the property, not pay on-time, sub-lease rooms, maybe have many other people leave there who are not on the lease, the list goes on and on… so what do you do? Well, for starters, here are four ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in Suffolk.
Evict the tenants
Well, we are starting with the most dramatic option – evict the bad tenant. If the tenant was given plenty of chances to improve but they don’t sometimes this is the best option. You need to be aware that in many states the laws favor the tenants over the landlords, but still, if you do everything by the book and you have tried to talk to the tenants to improve their behavior, but still no change, then it is time to get them out and try to find a better person to live there.
Try to convince/negotiate with your tenants
This is the easiest and cheapest option. We can say that this is maybe the best option, even we can call it “preventative”. If the client’s paycheck schedule is way off the rent payment schedule, you may want to consider changing your rent payment schedule. Also, talking about problems and finding a peaceful way to resolve them is always the best, if it works. But you need to make the effort and explore this option really well. Some initiative here can go a long way and save you a lot of headaches and legal costs/issues.
Explore legal options
If regular conversations and requests do not lead to improvements, you may have to resort to counseling with an attorney. You need to check the extent of the law as to what you can do, and how. In some cases you could sue the tenants and you may be able to get their wages garnished too. Of course, an attorney can advise best based on local and federal laws. Don’t just google everything. That helps, but you definitely need to talk about this with a local attorney who is familiar with your state laws.
Sell the property
We get a lot of calls from landlords who are not willing to deal with tenants anymore, with all that stress and anxiety. They have done this for years. They have tried all the peaceful and legal ways, but sometimes, as they say, “the juice just ain’t worth the squeeze anymore”, so they would call us and ask to sell the property to us. And yes, we can buy it even with the tenants in it, so you don’t have to deal with them at all, and no need to do any repairs to the house either. We buy in “as is” condition. In fact, our solutions is ideal if you have family members living in the rental property. Just tell them you have decided to sell and that is one of the easier ways to get them out without disclosing much more details about your reasons to them. We know talking about this with family is a sensitive matter.