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Broken door (by Andie [DC]) Jun 26, 2010 12:36 PM
       Broken door (by Lori [NV]) Jun 26, 2010 12:46 PM
       Broken door (by ManateeAlley [FL]) Jun 26, 2010 1:40 PM
       Broken door (by Josh [CA]) Jun 26, 2010 2:14 PM
       Broken door (by Opinionated [NC]) Jun 26, 2010 2:21 PM
       Broken door (by Gwen [OH]) Jun 26, 2010 2:57 PM
       Broken door (by Gloria [TN]) Jun 26, 2010 4:55 PM
       Broken door (by Chris [CA]) Jun 26, 2010 7:11 PM
       Broken door (by RR [WA]) Jun 27, 2010 12:15 AM
       Broken door (by RR [WA]) Jun 27, 2010 12:15 AM

Broken door (by Andie [DC]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2010 12:36 PM

State Specific Question About: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DC)

My tenant locked himself out of the apartment and called me at 12:30 am. He told me that he called the fire department. I asked him to call a locksmith. Ir is a stand alone apartment on the 2nd floor of a commercial unoccupied space. I told him that I did not want the fire department to break the door down.

He was very wired-up (apparently had been drinking) I was 2.5 hours away and told hime that I will get back there as soon as I could. When I arrived the door was kicked in. I did not enter the apt and called the police. He admitted that he kicked the door in and went upstairs and passed out with the door opened. The place is completely furnished with flat panel tv's in each room-luckily no one walked in off the street and helped themselves to it.

He is there temporarily for 3 months as student intern. I am not sure what to do. Would you ask him to find another place, allow him to stay, or what. The furnished apt was in shambles--beer bottles and empty alcohol bottles in the living room.

Broken door (by Lori [NV]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2010 12:46 PM

He pays for all damages. If he is month to month, give him his 30 days notice.

Broken door (by ManateeAlley [FL]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2010 1:40 PM

When he's gone, so will be your flat screen TV's...I'd buy some CHEAP tube tv's and swap them while you're doing your "maintence check" as your "Student" is in class. Tell him its a factory recall...meanwhile serve notice to vacate while you have a security deposit available to claim... --174.61.xx.x

Broken door (by Josh [CA]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2010 2:14 PM

You may want to replace the entry door lock with a touch pad number unlock code. Or have a key hidden on the property since you are 2 1/2 hours out.

Broken door (by Opinionated [NC]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2010 2:21 PM

College is a fountain of knowledge where students gather to drink. --66.226.xx.xx

Broken door (by Gwen [OH]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2010 2:57 PM

Bill him for everything NOW while you can serve him locally. Damages shold come out of next rent payment followed by eviction notice for no pay. Remind him what that would do to his credit rating and future job prospects.

Good lesson for all of us. Student intern is still a student. Doubt this one will get a job offer out of this internship. Should have collectible parents still co-signing. --151.213.x.xx

Broken door (by Gloria [TN]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2010 4:55 PM

I can't believe you took a call after midnight then drove 2 1/2 hrs to get there. Just bill him for repairs plus service call and if he doesn't pay then evict

Broken door (by Chris [CA]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2010 7:11 PM

I had the one tenant who got a nice $ 500 tv steal it. At the time, it had to have a value of > $ 400 for the cops to do anything. The guy was on probation... Try to get your TVs out while you can, you have a real winner here.

Hope you can collect the $$$s for both, the new door and the door jam (spelling?). have him sign something about those TVs, replace them with old tube models.

How high is your SD?

You rent to people who only stay 3 months??

Opt for a post grad - they work really hard and have no time for drunken orgies

Broken door (by RR [WA]) Posted on: Jun 27, 2010 12:15 AM

as we used to call it in my fast food days, you need to "write him up", give him a notice, make him pay. Basically tell him this is unacceptable and he needs to get with the progra,

Broken door (by RR [WA]) Posted on: Jun 27, 2010 12:15 AM

the program

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