On the fence (by DJ [VA]) Mar 12, 2018 5:30 PM|
On the fence (by Ken [NY]) Mar 12, 2018 5:50 PM
On the fence (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Mar 12, 2018 6:42 PM
On the fence (by RB [MI]) Mar 12, 2018 7:09 PM
On the fence (by AllyM [NJ]) Mar 12, 2018 7:18 PM
On the fence (by plenty [MO]) Mar 12, 2018 7:45 PM
On the fence (by cjo'h [CT]) Mar 12, 2018 8:06 PM
On the fence (by David [KY]) Mar 13, 2018 12:06 AM
On the fence (by GKARL [PA]) Mar 13, 2018 12:09 AM
On the fence (by Ken [NY]) Mar 13, 2018 4:29 AM
On the fence (by GKARL [PA]) Mar 13, 2018 4:36 AM
On the fence (by GKARL [PA]) Mar 13, 2018 4:37 AM
On the fence (by Tom [FL]) Mar 13, 2018 12:00 PM
On the fence (by TOM [FL]) Mar 13, 2018 12:02 PM
On the fence (by myob [GA]) Mar 13, 2018 1:09 PM
On the fence (by DJ [VA]) Mar 13, 2018 5:57 PM
On the fence (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 5:30 PM
I am truly on the fence on this one. Just can't decide which way to go, so thought I'd take a poll.
My late-paying roomer paid on time last week. (3rd week of rent since moving in.
The first 2 weeks were late, but did pay late fee.
Rent is due again tomorrow, so I'm preparing myself.
By law I need to give 5-day Pay or quit before self-help eviction.
So: IF his rent isn't paid tomorrow, I can either give hime P or Q OR 1 week notice to not renew the weekly rental agreement.
Part of me really wants to make him example & get rid of him. I don't like not knowing if/when rent will be paid & making extra trips to get it (yes, I pick up rent from this property).
He would live for free for a week, and I would then have a vacancy.
Another side of my brain says that even though he's not doing right, if he pays and includes the late fee (every week?) at least I am getting paid.
(Of course if he doesn't pay in the 5 days, I need to put him out anyway, and he would have lived longer for free.)
Is this one of those "rather be right or rich?" scenarios?
So I ask for your professional opinions:
STAY - let him pay late with late fee, possibly perpetually,
GO - just give him the 1 week notice next time he is late and have a vacancy.
On the fence (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 5:50 PM
I would let him stay and keep taking the late fee? is there any way that he could get paid a week ahead? this way when he pays 3 days late he is really 4 days early --72.231.xxx.xxx
On the fence (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 6:42 PM
Try a third option -- give him a LL speech about how his rent is low enough that the hassle of him paying late isn't worth it. Tell him everyone else manages to pay on time, and you do not want to make multiple trips to pick up the rent. Let him know that the units are easy to fill, and there comes a point where it is just as easy to give him notice and refill the unit.
He could be borrowing from family or friends when he is short. --98.146.xxx.xxx
On the fence (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 7:09 PM
Some Puppies take longer to Train.
Ask Him if He wants Heads or Tails. ( Coin Flip ) --47.35.xx.xx
On the fence (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 7:18 PM
It's the nature of the beast that you are dealing with. Keep him and keep getting the late fees. --69.141.xxx.xxx
On the fence (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 7:45 PM
Take the late fees and keep your knees bent ...as in be prepared to send notice at minutes notice. --99.203.xx.xxx
On the fence (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 8:06 PM
As long as he doesn't get into next week..............charlie..............................................then it's a problem.................................... --174.199.xx.xx
On the fence (by David [KY]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2018 12:06 AM
Give him the speech face to face. I ain't got time for this nonsense, you pay on time or you can't stay here. Thank you. --173.239.xxx.xxx
On the fence (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2018 12:09 AM
That's a tough one. I had one who was late at the beginning but there was a confirmed screw up with the mail and her check was late, so I waived the late fee. This same person has been late a two other occasions and I assessed the fee. She hasn't been habitually late. This person is going to be habitually late and eventually will not pay at all. I'd keep him for now, but consider advertising his room so as to have someone on deck and then create the vacancy at the time of your choosing. --207.172.xx.xxx
On the fence (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2018 4:29 AM
GKARL,there is a warning,nothing like a tenant seeing there unit being advertised before they have even been told to leave,i love it --72.231.xxx.xxx
On the fence (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2018 4:36 AM
Another alternative is raise his rent every time he's late and offer to revert it back to the original amount after a month of on time payment. That could force him out or change his behavior. Beauty of the weekly arrangements are quick changes. --172.58.xxx.xx
On the fence (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2018 4:37 AM
On the fence (by Tom [FL]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2018 12:00 PM
YES it's frustrating to chase rent. It's time to put him on autopay. Charge a higher rent and place him on autopay. Now you manage him from a computer/smartphone/ipad and check the account online if not paid. Text him IF not paid and add a late fee...
Dear Tenant: Since weekly rental paying on time is not working out for you. We will be changing your account collection to autopay. It will automatically withdraw the weekly rent from your bank account.
Also setup the other tenants on autopay as well. Your time is being wasted chasing rents no matter if they pay on time or are late. You are frustrated and its a hassle. Plus your time and gas wasted chasing rents.
This site has easy rent collection click on it and set up your units. Makes your life easier. plus better time management!!! --99.56.xx.xx
On the fence (by TOM [FL]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2018 12:02 PM
Then IF he's late due to insufficient funds in his account then evict him. --99.56.xx.xx
On the fence (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2018 1:09 PM
you want compliance- file for the eviction-- bill him late and all court cost. Do you have an ADMIN fee built in to the lease for every lawful eviction filed 60.00 0r 100.00 -- that would help.
If your going to keep him make it worth your while financially. Otherwise it's no fun. --99.103.xxx.xxx
On the fence (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2018 5:57 PM
Majority rules and I agree. Stay, and pay late fees for a while. I had a Payor Quit notice all filled in to drop off if there was no rent there today. But guess what? Second week of full on-time payment!
Been wanting to talk to him, but he works 2 jobs (and so do I). Saw him home this evening & had a talk. It seems like he has it figured out now - how to pay on time - so YAY! I hope it lasts.......
Thanks, everybody! --68.105.xxx.xxx