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Court 2-12-19 (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 12, 2019 10:18 AM
       Court 2-12-19 (by Paulio [PA]) Feb 12, 2019 10:30 AM
       Court 2-12-19 (by GKARL [PA]) Feb 12, 2019 10:51 AM
       Court 2-12-19 (by plenty [MO]) Feb 12, 2019 11:01 AM
       Court 2-12-19 (by S i d [MO]) Feb 12, 2019 12:41 PM
       Court 2-12-19 (by CJ [MO]) Feb 12, 2019 3:12 PM
       Court 2-12-19 (by Smokowna [MD]) Feb 12, 2019 3:23 PM
       Court 2-12-19 (by Greg [MO]) Feb 12, 2019 7:59 PM
       Court 2-12-19 (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 12, 2019 11:29 PM
       Court 2-12-19 (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 12, 2019 11:34 PM
       Court 2-12-19 (by WMH [NC]) Feb 13, 2019 4:33 AM
       Court 2-12-19 (by Tim [IN]) Feb 13, 2019 7:58 AM
       Court 2-12-19 (by Doogie [KS]) Feb 13, 2019 8:19 AM
       Court 2-12-19 (by Ken [NY]) Feb 13, 2019 8:33 AM
       Court 2-12-19 (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 13, 2019 3:17 PM
       Court 2-12-19 (by Greg [MO]) Feb 13, 2019 4:13 PM
       Court 2-12-19 (by Wilma [PA]) Feb 14, 2019 11:13 AM
       Court 2-12-19 (by Vee [OH]) Feb 14, 2019 7:38 PM
       Court 2-12-19 (by Vee [OH]) Feb 14, 2019 7:38 PM
       Court 2-12-19 (by WMH [NC]) Feb 15, 2019 3:42 AM
       Court 2-12-19 (by steph [KS]) Feb 15, 2019 7:01 AM

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Court 2-12-19 (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 10:18 AM
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I just left court. Had a little different experience.

We used ZERO TOLERANCE ON LATES so they only owed a few weekly payments but they left the dumpster full of junk and trash in the garage and yard. And they brought in three extra dogs in addition to the two dogs that were allowed on the lease. Thatís five dogs total.

My lease is clear: Unauthorized animals are charged the pet fees going back to the start of the lease which was 2 1/2 years ago so that was $3000 plus on just that one line item.

Add early termination fee, late fees, and cleanup to make the total over the maximum Small Claims Court will allow.

I talked to them in the hallway before the hearing and said I would discount their bill if they would agree before we go in the courtroom.

He asked how much is monthly payment would be. I replied letís take this one step at a time. First letís agree on the amount. He ignored me and asked about a monthly payment again. It became clear to me that his focus was on the payment not on the amount.

So I shut up and let him tell me how much she wanted to pay! He never did ask for the final total.

Just like the way people buy cars they only want to know the monthly payment, not the purchase price.

He signed the settlement agreement and the garnish paper. DONE! Handed it to the clerk at the window and we all went home.

He never asked whatís the total would be. Heís happy and so am I!

Moral: never assume. Listen for their hot button!

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Court 2-12-19 (by Paulio [PA]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 10:30 AM
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Nice. --74.47.xxx.xxx




Court 2-12-19 (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 10:51 AM
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Good show Brad! --209.122.xx.xxx




Court 2-12-19 (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 11:01 AM
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Sweet. You are a Rock Star Brad20000 --99.203.xx.xx




Court 2-12-19 (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 12:41 PM
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Congrats on a creative solutions.

Now he just has to start making those payments.... --173.20.xxx.xxx




Court 2-12-19 (by CJ [MO]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 3:12 PM
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Good to know it works. I found tenant with illegal pets, but we did not keep good record and follow through. I will text picture to the tenant and so we have evident and proof in future. --97.91.xxx.xxx




Court 2-12-19 (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 3:23 PM
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You are very well prepared.

--96.241.xx.xx




Court 2-12-19 (by Greg [MO]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 7:59 PM
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Brad, just to clarify.

You did go before judge and he rendered a judgment in your favor then?

Amazed the court clerk would the garnishment immediately.

GO BRAD! --192.129.xxx.xxx




Court 2-12-19 (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 11:29 PM
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We settled in the hall. I habe the forms filled out and ready in my briefcase. We fill inthe amounts, sign, I turn them in at the window. We do not have to go before the judge WHICH MEANS no arguing, no discounts for wear and tear or depreciation, no ď compromisesĒ by the judge to keep everyone happy, no need to prove we sent the Deposit Settlement on time!, no 60 day wait and another service to get them (and me!) back in for a garnish hearing. Win win.

And it lightens the judgeís load.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Court 2-12-19 (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 11:34 PM
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PS I always stay to observe. Two attys did not get as much accomplished as I did.

They had to present their cases, be challenged, answer questions, provide docs, and no garnishment. Now the LLs must pay them more money to come back for collections.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Court 2-12-19 (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2019 4:33 AM
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What does your settlement paper look like? --50.82.xxx.xx




Court 2-12-19 (by Tim [IN]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2019 7:58 AM
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I wish my judge would let us do agreement on the side and not go before her. You can work it out, but you still have to stand before her.... she wants to confirm what is written by both parties. --66.170.xx.xxx




Court 2-12-19 (by Doogie [KS]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2019 8:19 AM
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Nice job Brad! Always makes it easier if the 2 parties can agree on something. Hopefully the payments will come in as well! --72.209.xxx.xxx




Court 2-12-19 (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2019 8:33 AM
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In my court if we make a deal we still have to go in front of the judge but if I tell the clerk we made a deal we go up first or at least first after attorneys but mostly just a formality,i present the deal to the judge and they confirm with the tenant that they understand,never had a judge reject it.That is the way to go when you can,you control what happens and the judge doesn't continually hear the landlord didn't fix anything --72.231.xxx.xxx




Court 2-12-19 (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2019 3:17 PM
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If the court is not busy (seldom!) the judge wants us to present the agreement in the courtroom and have the defendant's verbal confirmation on record. If he's busy the clerk will accept it. She eyeballs it for completion and says OK to leave.

I DO check the online court records later in the day to see it was accepted (ordered) and posted.

Gotta know YOUR judge and his system!

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Court 2-12-19 (by Greg [MO]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2019 4:13 PM
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But still a question Brad.

If I understand correctly, you got your tenant to agree to pay you an amount over the $5,000 limit of the court?

How is that possible?

Thanks for sharing this by the way. --65.124.xxx.xxx




Court 2-12-19 (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 11:13 AM
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All hail the king of negotiating!

--71.175.xxx.xx




Court 2-12-19 (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 7:38 PM
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In my area the small claim limit is 5k, however it you file eviction the limit is now 15k, and the housing court now has a 35bux garnishment fee.

--76.188.xxx.x




Court 2-12-19 (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 7:38 PM
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In my area the small claim limit is 5k, however it you file eviction the limit is now 15k, and the housing court now has a 35bux garnishment fee.

--76.188.xxx.x




Court 2-12-19 (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2019 3:42 AM
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Brad, do you use a Promissiory Note? Or is there an official court document that you file with the clerk? --50.82.xxx.xx




Court 2-12-19 (by steph [KS]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2019 7:01 AM
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same question promissory note or another document, and where to find the paper? --168.149.xxx.xxx



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