Tenant Divorce (by Judy [NE]) Jun 18, 2012 2:39 PM|
Tenant Divorce (by LandlordWhisperer [VA]) Jun 18, 2012 3:13 PM
Tenant Divorce (by Beth [KS]) Jun 18, 2012 4:02 PM
Tenant Divorce (by S i d [MO]) Jun 18, 2012 5:47 PM
Tenant Divorce (by Reid [KS]) Jun 18, 2012 6:00 PM
Tenant Divorce (by V [OH]) Jun 19, 2012 4:49 AM
Tenant Divorce (by Judy [NE]) Jun 19, 2012 1:22 PM
Tenant Divorce (by Judy [NE]) Posted on: Jun 18, 2012 2:39 PM
State Specific Question About: NEBRASKA NB)
I have tenants whose lease is up for renewal. The wife says she's moving out and won't sign a new lease. The husband says he wants to stay with the kids. The place is trashed. If I let him sign a new lease alone how do I handle the damages? I don't want to be heartless and kick him and the kids out but I'm afraid he won't be able to handle it alone...and if I just let the damages go then I won't be able to go after her for them. How would you habdle this? Thanks for you input. --68.189.xxx.xxx
Tenant Divorce (by LandlordWhisperer [VA]) Posted on: Jun 18, 2012 3:13 PM
REqualify him without her on the lease and find that he does not qualify...he needs to move and you need to NOT worry about them. --184.5.xxx.xxx
Tenant Divorce (by Beth [KS]) Posted on: Jun 18, 2012 4:02 PM
This is a business, not a charity. I just went to an auction last week which was for a landlord who went bankrupt and all her properties were being sold. The last house of the day was a 50s brick ranch that smelled so badly of dog urine and mice droppings you literally had to hold your nose to go inside. The kitchen was ripped out, the bathroom had some sort of black tar like gunk poured all over it, the walls had holes...everything was shot.
The daughter of the landlord was there and she said her mom had felt sorry for the resident as "he had mental problems...she let him live there for free."
That was the thanks her mom got, a crappy house with almost no remaining value and going bankrupt to boot. Also, if she had let him know the rules of her game to begin with, the whole thing may have had a happier ending. If they don't play by your rules,they have to go. Sorry to sound heartless. I'm really NOT at all. I just know myself and if I start to let little things slide, before you know it, I'll get myself in a very big bad way. --68.102.xx.xxx
Tenant Divorce (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jun 18, 2012 5:47 PM
I agree with the other posters: either this guy can handle the rent himself, or he cannot. There is no in between ground, and the harder you try to find it, the worse it will be when this whole thing goes to Heck in a hand basket and he moves out leaving thousands of $$$ in damages.
If he can handle it, you need him to sign a brand new lease without her name on it. The deposit accounting should be done now, and all repairs, cleaning, etc. done just like for any other new tenancy. It will be challenging since all of their junk will still be there. But if you don't do it now, you'll get stuck with too many damages and not enough to cover it later.
You aren't being heartless by insisting on an agreement that they signed. It is not YOUR fault that they are doing this to THEIR kids. Divorcing couples can get very hateful and put their petty anger above everyone's interests, including yours and their kids. --108.250.xxx.xxx
Tenant Divorce (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: Jun 18, 2012 6:00 PM
Sometimes what may at first appear to be "help" is not and only contributes to the problem at hand. --108.238.xxx.xxx
Tenant Divorce (by V [OH]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2012 4:49 AM
Inspect now and bill for damages while you have an address to serve them, misery love company - they will leave the next place together. --68.76.xxx.xxx
Tenant Divorce (by Judy [NE]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2012 1:22 PM
Just an update. After lots of deliberating I decided not to renew the lease with either of them. They were good tenants(6yrs) but the last year the place has been trashed. It's filthy and lots of minor repairs are going to need to be done, not to mention an new paint job as they let the kids color on the walls and doors, carpets shot. Also some updates I would have done while they were there had they been taking better care of it. I doubt they will move out on time though so eviction is a possiblty. Wish me luck! --68.189.xxx.xxx