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Tenant switch rentals (by Hoosier [IN]) Apr 14, 2019 3:47 PM
       Tenant switch rentals (by Lana [IN]) Apr 14, 2019 4:15 PM
       Tenant switch rentals (by GKARL [PA]) Apr 14, 2019 4:48 PM
       Tenant switch rentals (by Robert J [CA]) Apr 14, 2019 4:58 PM
       Tenant switch rentals (by myob [GA]) Apr 14, 2019 5:59 PM
       Tenant switch rentals (by WMH [NC]) Apr 15, 2019 4:42 AM

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Tenant switch rentals (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 3:47 PM

Have you ever had a tenant say "hey, I notice you have another rental that is open...we'd like to move...how do we apply for that one"?

If so, how do you handle it? Do you allow it? Do you charge a fee? (you'll have to re-sign a new lease, do utility shut-offs/turn-ons twice, do a move-out inspection on the old house, and so on...quite a bit of work involved)

I did it once; charged a "documentation and inspection fee" to make up for my time, and they paid it...so it worked out ok.


Tenant switch rentals (by Lana [IN]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 4:15 PM

Had it happen twice in 19 years and I did it by the book. Whole new deposit, brand new lease, switch on utilities before move, etc. I did allow them a 48 hour switchover time period where they paid new higher rent for new unit and got access to old unit to move stuff out. --216.23.xxx.xx

Tenant switch rentals (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 4:48 PM

I'll be doing this in a couple of weeks. Tenant is moving to a larger apartment in the same building. Will handle as a new move in. Will transfer security after doing security accounting. Should go fairly easily in this case though. --209.122.xx.xxx

Tenant switch rentals (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 4:58 PM

I've made that mistake when the that tenant didn't take care of their old unit. But since this was Los Angeles, I can not evict when a tenants unit is like a pig's pen....The tenant moved to the new unit and after being late in the rent I was finally able to evict.

I've down sized and up sized for good tenant with a reason. Children moved out looking to reduce size/cost of unit. Or tenant getting married and needing a larger unit. --47.156.xx.xx

Tenant switch rentals (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 5:59 PM

Lana's got it. Whole new deposit so you don't get taken for the first unit being trashed. This is not a LL's friend allowing this.

If the current tenant is on a lease that's not expiring i'd think twice about doing it. --99.103.xxx.xxx

Tenant switch rentals (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 4:42 AM

It's hard. We require tenants to be out by noon on last day and new ones don't get access until noon the next day. If they are the same person, they've got to find somewhere to go for 24 hours.

If the open place is EMPTY (meaning newly acquired and recently renovated) it can work. But if both places are occupied and someone is just moving on, it's tougher. --50.82.xxx.xx

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