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Eviction & S8 (by Mick [CA]) Jan 13, 2018 8:40 PM
       Eviction & S8 (by Carolyn [MO]) Jan 13, 2018 9:36 PM
       Eviction & S8 (by Robert J [CA]) Jan 14, 2018 12:29 AM
       Eviction & S8 (by Ken [NY]) Jan 14, 2018 6:56 AM
       Eviction & S8 (by RB [MI]) Jan 14, 2018 7:14 AM
       Eviction & S8 (by cjl [NY]) Jan 14, 2018 10:32 AM
       Eviction & S8 (by Mick [CA]) Jan 15, 2018 9:40 AM

Eviction & S8 (by Mick [CA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 8:40 PM

Thinking out loud: what if I have a S8 tenant who fails to pay their portion of rent, but I still get the portion from HUD? Would that be considered partial rent & my case could get thrown out? --76.238.xxx.xxx

Eviction & S8 (by Carolyn [MO]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 9:36 PM

In my courts that case can be won if the tenant portion is owed, even if the HUD portion is current.

Many years ago I evicted a Section 8 tenant for less than $20. The judge gave me an odd look after I got the judgment. I very quietly said to him that there were additional reasons why I wanted the tenant out. Actually the situation was drugs, but it was easier to do it for the rent in this particular case. I however was slightly nervous when I saw her rustling through her purse for money, but fortunately she didn't have more than a dollar or two. If she would have had the money, I would have been required to accept it and drop the case. --136.33.xx.xx

Eviction & S8 (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2018 12:29 AM

Downfall's of Section 8 in California.

If a tenant on a Section 8 contract fails to pay their portion of their rent and you've given the tenant a 3 Day Notice to pay Rent, YOU MUST ALSO:

1) Provide the tenant and Section 8 a 90 DAY NOTICE that you are cancelling the contract for failure to pay a portion of the rent.

Section 8 will stop paying you a single penny from that point on. You are now their enemy. Why? Your City makes around a 25% commission each month for cutting you a check. And your State also makes around a 12% commission for taking money from the Fed's and then forwarding it to your City.

You the landlord, have some nerve trying to collect rent from your tenant who is making lots of money for your city and state.

If you are lucky to make your way into an eviction court and win your case, the Sheriff will not conduct a lock out until your 90 day notice expires.

So this is why I hate Section 8. You will automatically loose 3 months rent and have no one responsible who is able to pay damages.

Now many Section 8 work with early release prisoners. I used to get calls from Section 8 saying, "We have a qualified person looking for an apartment. We will pay you your rent plus a 1 month deposit and guarantee Section 8 payment of their portion for 1 year and for the first 3 months will pay the tenants portion.

They you get a two time looser as a tenant who will change your life for the worst. --47.156.xx.xx

Eviction & S8 (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2018 6:56 AM

I don't even inform Section 8 if we evict someone for not paying there portion of the rent,i don't see why you need to in California,unpaid rent is unpaid rent just take it to court,the only opinion that matters is the judge --72.231.xxx.xxx

Eviction & S8 (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2018 7:14 AM

Robert J, keep up the good work.

You explain things in a way, only a Man of

Age and Experience could.

(Using proper English without (Filler) words.) --47.35.xx.xx

Eviction & S8 (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2018 10:32 AM

Same as Ken [NY] here ... I've evicted in the past with the same issue (where the tenant didn't pay their portion). I typically do not advise S8 but at times I have. Typically what I've been advised of from them is "do what you need to do" meaning EVICT them.

Not sure if CA would have issues or want their money back. Just get them out as soon as you can. --69.201.xx.xxx

Eviction & S8 (by Mick [CA]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2018 9:40 AM

Thanks for your replies. Luckily my S8 tenants have been good tenants — so far. About twice a year the housing authority has a landlord meeting, so I will be sure to bring this up at the next meeting.

The HA tells you how to get them in, but now that I think about it they have never said what to do to get them out. Of course eviction is obvious, but the partial rent is still the issue. I was told at the last meeting that S8 tenants who are evicted will lose their voucher and that those applying for S8 will not be accepted into the program if they’ve had an eviction in the last 5 years. --76.238.xxx.xxx

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