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Eviction (by pbracing [OH]) Dec 27, 2012 1:17 PM
       Eviction (by BillS [CO]) Dec 27, 2012 1:40 PM
       Eviction (by Bill [TX]) Dec 27, 2012 1:49 PM
       Eviction (by in [IN]) Dec 27, 2012 1:56 PM
       Eviction (by Ken [NY]) Dec 27, 2012 2:19 PM
       Eviction (by V [OH]) Dec 27, 2012 2:33 PM
       Eviction (by Laura [GA]) Dec 27, 2012 6:09 PM
       Eviction (by Heather [IL]) Dec 27, 2012 6:10 PM
       Eviction (by Robert,Ontario,Canada [ON]) Dec 28, 2012 7:05 AM

Eviction (by pbracing [OH]) Posted on: Dec 27, 2012 1:17 PM

I am a brand new landlord and I am considering (actually within one day) of evicting my tenants, I have called repeatedly to try and contact them about past utilities that have not been paid and about the rent that is due tom.

Since I have not heard from them I am going to start the eviction process, but there is one other phone call that I could make and that is to the tenants dad and her business.

My question is: Is is better to try and work something out with them, or just go ahead and boot them? Also to note is that I don't have alot of money to fall back on and I have a limited amount of funds that I can use, the sad part is they have only been in the property for one month and I am already having issues with them.

But as I read more and more about the eviction process, the more of a headache and pain it seems to be so I am just not sure on what my best course of action I should take.

Also to note is that I do have another possible tenant who would guarantee me income (which is state funded, monies sent directly to me from the state), she has told me that if anything should ever happen (because I already had a signed lease when she called me) to give her a call. So I'm not sure what to do or what the best course of action to take is?

Please if can respond very quickly as I am going to her an eviction notice tomorrow. Thanks for any help given.


Eviction (by BillS [CO]) Posted on: Dec 27, 2012 1:40 PM

First off your "other" tenant needs to be screened. They can and will tell you anything. Personally having a tenant that has no skin in the game in that the state is paying rent for them can be far worse that someone not paying their utilities.

Second. The best course of action is to contact your tenant and discuss the situation with them. Since it's the first month it is possible that not paying the utilities is an honest mistake or a utility company error. You calling them lets them know you are serious and it is their responsibility.

Third. You need to look at your lease. If they have not paid utilities how does your lease say this is handled? Follow your lease and your local and state laws.

Fourth. Try any legal means to get your money and at the same time start eviction. Incidentally, sometimes the eviction process is what is necessary to convince them that you want your money. --75.160.xxx.xxx

Eviction (by Bill [TX]) Posted on: Dec 27, 2012 1:49 PM

Unless Dad is on the lease, consignor or guarantor, you should not be calling him.

You have tried call the tenant and that did not work. Time to put it in writing. Get very familiar with your state laws regarding eviction.

Regarding the tenants, if I understand correctly, have been there less than a month (rent due tomorrow), and they owe you for unpaid utilities. You did not indicate what your lease agreement says about the utilities.

It may be they you will receive money for the rent and the utilities on the date the rent is due.


Eviction (by in [IN]) Posted on: Dec 27, 2012 1:56 PM

You do not post a notice and kick them out, you post a notice and then file for a court date,

State Laws and Judges do not follow the same course of actions,

They could be there for many moths, so really know how to play the game.

Even after the Judge orders them to move, it still takes time,

Screen better next time...it happens to us all, so I am not beating up on you with a wet noodle..

Ball Bats, keying cars, and other fun games are a no no...darn it...

Let the rich pay, it's not my fault I don't work well.. --98.253.xxx.xxx

Eviction (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Dec 27, 2012 2:19 PM

Get the eviction started,then they will call with every excuse and try to make you feel guilty,realize you made a mistake and fix it asap and learn to screen better --72.224.xx.x

Eviction (by V [OH]) Posted on: Dec 27, 2012 2:33 PM

Ohio law is a 3 day notice, be sure to check with your court to get the correct size type and process instructions, when you use something wrong your case will be declined and you will need to start over - if you are unsure of the steps to follow best to search with a landlording group to get a flat fee eviction service, make 3 copies of the lease and expect to pay about 300-350bux for both actions. --66.6.xxx.xxx

Eviction (by Laura [GA]) Posted on: Dec 27, 2012 6:09 PM

Rent is due tomorrow, but you are getting ready to evict? It's not due yet....

I agree that this may be a misunderstanding, because certainly you screened these folks. I would get in contact with them. Call, email, text...always ensure you have multiple ways to get in touch with people living in your house. --76.97.xx.xxx

Eviction (by Heather [IL]) Posted on: Dec 27, 2012 6:10 PM

Sometimes, it only takes a 3 days notice to convince the tenant that you mean business.

I agree with Bill/CO, the other tenant needs to be screen very well.

Never believe anybody, they are going tell you what you want to hear to get the apt. --64.134.xxx.xxx

Eviction (by Robert,Ontario,Canada [ON]) Posted on: Dec 28, 2012 7:05 AM

Was thorough credit check done on all adult applicants in the first place. There are tenants out there who pay the first and last then nothing after as getting evicted is a way of life that after three to four months they are moving then thoroughly trashing out a rental unit. Consider belonging to a landlords association where google to find one near the rental to learn out to start the eviction process. The tenants like this have been playing the no rent game as this a way of life. Either one is going to learn the credit screening process or the eviction trashing out rental units process. Often the problem tenants over the phone ask the address where in the smaller towns they know that rental complex does thorough credit checks on all adult applicants no exceptions. They never show up as they know they are not going to start another eviction. --142.46.xxx.xx

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