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rent past due (by Jim Campbell [KY]) Jan 31, 2008 6:06 AM
       rent past due (by otter [KY]) Jan 31, 2008 6:25 AM
       rent past due (by StevenColorado [CO]) Jan 31, 2008 6:46 AM
       rent past due (by billy button [MA]) Jan 31, 2008 7:16 AM
       rent past due (by Dale [KY]) Jan 31, 2008 11:54 AM
       rent past due (by gevans [SC]) Jan 31, 2008 12:03 PM

rent past due (by Jim Campbell [KY]) Posted on: Jan 31, 2008 6:06 AM

State Specific Question About: KENTUCKY (KY)

Our renter's have not paid past due rent. We feel it is time for eviction. What rights do we have and what rights do they have.

rent past due (by otter [KY]) Posted on: Jan 31, 2008 6:25 AM

Me! Me! Me!

On the day your rent is overdue, issue a seven-day "Pay or Quit" letter. If still not paid at the end of this time, file a "Forcible Detainer" at your courthouse (have an official deliver it). If you want the renter evicted, the sheriff will -- in his own good time -- oversee the moving of the renter's stuff to the curb (you must move it yourself or pay someone to). Then, once he's out, you go to "Small Claims Court" to get a judgement for unpaid rent and any damage not covered by the the SD. If the renter pays within the seven-day window and you accept it (not recommended), you go back to Square One. Of course, getting the judgement isn't the same as getting the money. Not sure if the moving fees are collectible in small claims court (where's my cheat sheet)?

Okay; how'd I do??????????? --162.114.xx.xx

rent past due (by StevenColorado [CO]) Posted on: Jan 31, 2008 6:46 AM

My advice would be to get a lawyer for this first time, and watch what he or she does carefully. Do not get any lawyer, but one who specializes in LL/tenant law. Should only cost a few hundred bucks.

Problem is, if you make a single mistake, you're back to square one and can waste months that way.

rent past due (by billy button [MA]) Posted on: Jan 31, 2008 7:16 AM

otter u the one!jim u didnt really wait a whole month to chase these guys-right?we start eviction on the 5th.u should certainly start eviction quickly.if its your first eviction i too think u should get an atty ,hopefully a landlord tenant guy.see local landlord assn or maybe u know a landlord or 2 and u can ask who they use.or maybe someone here knows someone or ck yellow pages.good luck.DO NOT DELAY ON THESE THINGS. --208.58.x.xx

rent past due (by Dale [KY]) Posted on: Jan 31, 2008 11:54 AM

Otter, you are learning something. Keep up the good work...

Jim, you should do like StevenColorado says. If it is your first time (I'm still waiting for my first) watching a lawyer do it could teach you and help make sure it gets done right.

rent past due (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jan 31, 2008 12:03 PM

I have learned to serve the pay or quit on the first legal day (here it is the 6th of the month). So far, the pay or quit has been as far as I have had to go. The tardy renter who couldn't pay the rent on time suddenly can pay the rent, plus late fees, plus magistrate and server fees immediately. It's only happened once to me, but worked like a charm. Next month's rent was a day early. --141.129.x.xx

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