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rent increase (by josephine [NY]) Jan 16, 2019 6:12 AM
       rent increase (by plenty [MO]) Jan 16, 2019 6:15 AM
       rent increase (by NE [PA]) Jan 16, 2019 6:16 AM
       rent increase (by NE [PA]) Jan 16, 2019 6:18 AM
       rent increase (by Ken [NY]) Jan 16, 2019 6:24 AM
       rent increase (by RR78 [VA]) Jan 16, 2019 9:00 AM
       rent increase (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 16, 2019 9:59 AM
       rent increase (by Salernitana [CA]) Jan 16, 2019 10:38 AM
       rent increase (by LindaJ [NY]) Jan 16, 2019 11:29 AM
       rent increase (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 16, 2019 11:53 AM
       rent increase (by fred [CA]) Jan 16, 2019 12:28 PM
       rent increase (by Lana [IN]) Jan 16, 2019 1:35 PM
       rent increase (by Robert J [CA]) Jan 16, 2019 2:56 PM
       rent increase (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 16, 2019 3:02 PM
       rent increase (by josephine [NY]) Jan 17, 2019 5:23 AM

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rent increase (by josephine [NY]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 6:12 AM
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I have a lease for a one family Tenants are to pay oil bills when sent to them. I have a tenant that has been living in house 2 years and has only paid one oil bill. And that was like pulling teeth. I have been very nice and have not sent all the bills to her but she just ignores the ones I did send. Even after I sent her a letter about the past due bills. Can I raise the rent $200 a .month and I will cover the oil? Which I am doing anyway. She has been paying on time and I really do not want to lose her but I feel she is taking advantage As always thank you for any input.

--100.38.xx.xx




rent increase (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 6:15 AM
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What does your lease say? Month to month lease? Being nice is not what you should be in this case. --99.203.xx.xxx




rent increase (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 6:16 AM
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You need to tell them that effective such and such a date they will become responsible for filling the tanks with oil and if there is any damage as a result of tanks running dry that it will be their responsibility to pay for the repairs.

If they don't fill it, let them shiver. --50.107.xxx.xxx




rent increase (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 6:18 AM
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Also, she's nice and you don't want to lose her? You should've evicted after the first time she stiffed you for the oil bill.

Sometimes I think landlords are their own worst enemies. Makes me wonder what I'm still doing wrong.... --50.107.xxx.xxx




rent increase (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 6:24 AM
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Why wasn't she paying to fill the oil tank to begin with directly to whoever she buys oil from? --72.231.xxx.xxx




rent increase (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 9:00 AM
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Tenants will only pay what they have to.

In your case by your actions, you have already let her know she does not have to pay the oil bill.

Sounds to me you really have not cared if she paid the bill.

So dont expect the tenant to care.

--73.152.xx.xxx




rent increase (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 9:59 AM
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I agree with everyone here that you have opened up a can of worms. I did the same thing with yard mowing but know my tenants have moved and I am changing things. All a part of learning. I hope you get the problem fixed. --73.120.xx.xxx




rent increase (by Salernitana [CA]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 10:38 AM
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I have no idea about refilling oil, but is it something that can be outsourced to a company? If it is, you can tack on the cost of whatever the company charges along with the oil and add that in your rent. If this is something that is done only in in the Winter months, you could get an average of the cost. As noted, many tenants will not do the simplest work to maintaina home so you might factor in the maintanance cost by raising the rent accordingly.

Be strong. I have been there and understand how you feel. You are in charge and not the tenant. Your place must be a good one if your tenant is always paying rent on time. Please share what happens if you need help and support. Best of luck. --73.93.xx.xx




rent increase (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 11:29 AM
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Tenant should be contracting with their own oil delivery company. They order it, they pay the bill. They don't keep the heat on, they pay the bill to fix the damage. --108.4.xxx.xx




rent increase (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 11:53 AM
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If I understand correctly when the oil runs out it damages the unit. Is this a boiler unit? How does it damage the unit is there no safety cut off to prevent damage? This must be a very popular way to heat up north. --73.120.xx.xxx




rent increase (by fred [CA]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 12:28 PM
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My rental agreement says: tenant shall pay all utilities. ALL UTILITIES.

--99.59.x.xxx




rent increase (by Lana [IN]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 1:35 PM
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In Indiana leases I can use monies received for any outstanding balances like oil bills before being applied to rents. That makes the amount owed rent, and I move to eviction for unpaid rents.

You are playing chicken with her and you are blinking first. --216.23.xxx.xx




rent increase (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 2:56 PM
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I used to provide some utility's with my rentals. When the tenant fails to pay on time, I'll just up the rent to more than compensate for any shortages. Even though I'm under rent control, because they bring in an extra occupant, I can up the rent 10% for each additional person. --47.156.xx.xx




rent increase (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 3:02 PM
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RobertJ,when you say you are under rent control do you mean there is a maximum rent you can charge per unit? --73.120.xx.xxx




rent increase (by josephine [NY]) Posted on: Jan 17, 2019 5:23 AM
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As always , thank all again for your input . I think I will raise the rent and hope for the best. In NY the oil can add up in the winter months. I do not like the tenant to put the oil in their name because I feel they will get negligent and ruin the boiler. Thanks again;. --100.38.xx.xx



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