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Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Feb 10, 2019 8:26 AM
       Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Feb 10, 2019 8:28 AM
       Get a job tenant (by cjl [NY]) Feb 10, 2019 8:47 AM
       Get a job tenant (by RB [MI]) Feb 10, 2019 9:08 AM
       Get a job tenant (by busy [WI]) Feb 10, 2019 9:19 AM
       Get a job tenant (by Vee [OH]) Feb 10, 2019 10:05 AM
       Get a job tenant (by Nellie [ME]) Feb 10, 2019 10:19 AM
       Get a job tenant (by rentON [PA]) Feb 10, 2019 10:25 AM
       Get a job tenant (by Robert J [CA]) Feb 10, 2019 11:39 AM
       Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Feb 10, 2019 11:58 AM
       Get a job tenant (by Jason [VA]) Feb 10, 2019 12:37 PM
       Get a job tenant (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Feb 10, 2019 1:10 PM
       Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Feb 10, 2019 2:44 PM
       Get a job tenant (by Scott [IN]) Feb 10, 2019 3:30 PM
       Get a job tenant (by Jason [VA]) Feb 10, 2019 3:42 PM
       Get a job tenant (by plenty [MO]) Feb 10, 2019 4:57 PM
       Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Feb 10, 2019 5:50 PM
       Get a job tenant (by 6x6 [TN]) Feb 10, 2019 5:54 PM
       Get a job tenant (by Ken [NY]) Feb 10, 2019 7:42 PM
       Get a job tenant (by Wilma [PA]) Feb 11, 2019 8:33 AM
       Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Feb 11, 2019 2:37 PM
       Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Feb 11, 2019 2:37 PM
       Get a job tenant (by Ken [NY]) Feb 11, 2019 4:40 PM
       Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Feb 12, 2019 7:23 AM
       Get a job tenant (by GKARL [PA]) Feb 12, 2019 8:10 AM
       Get a job tenant (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Feb 12, 2019 9:03 AM
       Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Feb 14, 2019 6:51 AM
       Get a job tenant (by Cjo’h [CT]) Feb 18, 2019 10:00 PM
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Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 8:26 AM
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Tenant who I stopped from smelly motorcycle repair in the attached garage at the Cute Cape Cod has now started a car detailing business. I told him he was not to do that on the property but caught him yesterday with four guys and water pouring down the driveway and freezing as the detailed a car. I went home and got my camera and took a photo. Then I went over to the car and told him that he is not to do that here. So he said it was his car. I asked him how many cars he had since he told me another one was his earlier in the week. He said he could have as many as he wanted and again I said, not here.

I got the plate number and asked the police despatcher if she would confirm it was his but she said they can't give out any information. She did say that it was not stolen but...… and then did not finish her sentence. How many photos do you think I would need to evict and make a good case in front of a job for doing a car detailing business on the property? --96.114.xx.xxx




Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 8:28 AM
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That line should read How many photos do you think I would need to evict and make a good case in front of a JUDGE for doing a car detailing business on the property? --96.114.xx.xxx




Get a job tenant (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 8:47 AM
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Does your lease indicate that the property is to live in only and not to conduct a business? Also - does the tenant pay the utilities (specifically the water/sewer) bill?

If your lease is not CLEAR about it I think you will have a very tough time. If it is - see if you can't find some fliers or on-line ads and print them out. That may "help your case".

If he doesn't pay the water/sewer then I would pay very close attention to the consumption/usage and make sure that goes into your "damages". --69.201.xx.xxx




Get a job tenant (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 9:08 AM
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Surprise, Surprise !

And we were all under the impression that you only

have Long term, Happy tenants, who Leave on a good note.

Wonder where that came from ? --184.53.x.xxx




Get a job tenant (by busy [WI]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 9:19 AM
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Looking for his ads on Craigslist, Facebook marketplace, other places, as cjl said is a great idea. I wonder if you can search by his phone number to find ads?

After attending my local landlord bootcamp yesterday, my suggestion would be to contact attorney. My area is becoming more tenant friendly, though not as much as NJ.

Might it be acceptable in your area to remove outside hose bibs? Also, does your community have ordinances against certain businesses in the home? Might be able to get neighbors to pressure city to issue tickets?

I will admit, I don't mind a little entrepreneurship in my properties, as long as the business is not otherwise illegal. So, I have overlooked a one car at a time car flipper to do his thing. As long as he kept the place tidy, cleaned up grease, got to it rather than letting a wrecked car sit long time. And, so far, so good. Even encouraged one guy to declare it on income taxes so he could establish job history.

Water down the sidewalk in winter is not good. Nor is leaving the outside spigot just shut off outside, but undrained in winter. I'd wonder if he didn't turn the inside water shut off for the outside hose bib closed, and drain it. Watch for damages to your hose bib lines. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Get a job tenant (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 10:05 AM
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Check the registration given on the application, people do change cars and the question is -do you have This registered-? Another name is the license plates, I would ask him to put some salt out where people walk so nobody will slip when the water freezes.

--76.188.xxx.x




Get a job tenant (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 10:19 AM
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My lease has a no car washing clause. That would take care of this problem. --70.16.xxx.xxx




Get a job tenant (by rentON [PA]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 10:25 AM
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Is the Tenant paid current on the rent? Who pays the water and sewage? Depending upon this additional information you may have to pick and choose your battles. --67.165.xx.xx




Get a job tenant (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 11:39 AM
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I had a tenant who moved his auto repair business to the back yard of this rental duplex. Large 10,000 square foot lot. I sent the tenant a notice to "cure violation or move". I then reported the tenant to the City for operation of a business out of a residential area. Nothing seemed to work. So I began an eviction.

The tenant was saving over $3,000 a month from paying a business location rent and hired an attorney.

Housing then sent me a fine for allowing a tenant to have non-operational vehicles out in the open, not in an enclosed garage. In Los Angeles a landlord can't win! --47.156.xx.xx




Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 11:58 AM
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One of the first paragraphs on the lease says that business can not be done at this site. I pay water and sewer based on water usage.

I just came by there in my car to see another wet car coming out of the driveway. This one was red. He drove off and I did not get the plate number. I went and got my camera and opened the common area garage door to see a power washer and large shop vac. There is a hose big IN the garage near the garage door. The driveway was soaked and ice was forming in the shade and there was water on the sidewalk. I took multiple photos. He also has the back door to the garage blocked with shelves and boxes. That is part of a fire exit if the front door was not available due to fire. If the electric power was off they would not be able to lift the garage or get out the back door. The male could pull the release but if the female was there by herself she would not be able to. I will send him a notice for doing business at the property since he already told me he had a detailing business. I will send him a notice for blocking the fire exit from the garage to the back yard. It's a good suggestion to find some advertising but I think he might be doing word of mouth right now. I will look for advertising. I would not care if he was a person with personal limits but he seems not to have any. The last problem I had with him he filled up the garage with leaking gas cans and he did clean that up after a notice. The heater guy had to wait to turn on the heater in October as the house and basement were full of fumes.

RB what's your problem? I have five other units that are doing just fine. There is no WE that includes you. Get help. --96.114.xx.xxx




Get a job tenant (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 12:37 PM
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Maybe text him from an anonymous google voice number: “how much would you charge to detail (made up car)? After he gives you a price: “great, where’s your shop located?”

Use google voice so you can print the texts. --73.177.xxx.xx




Get a job tenant (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 1:10 PM
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I like Jason's idea. I had a similar situation once. Younger guy running auto shop out of rental next to my friend. The noise was driving my friend crazy.

What was funny / sad, was I offered to BUY a nearby vacant shop about a block from my office and set up an auto business, IF the guy would go to the local college and get an ASE Master mechanic certification. He was a good mechanic, but no clue of the rest. I would have run the marketing and had him do the repairs. He never stepped up.

My friend later went to the city with CL ads, photos AND his business card that he'd given me previously. They brought criminal charges for operating without a license or tax certificate. He got the case dropped somehow, but cut out the repairs. Last I heard the fellow is digging ditches for a pipe company. --47.216.xx.xxx




Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 2:44 PM
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Jason, that is brilliant. I will ask around to see if anyone already has it that I know. One of my tenants' son is an IT guy and he would probably know how do that for me. The horrible next door neighbor walked over to see what the noise was. I suspect he heard the pressure washer. I should have told him to feel free to call the police if he finds it annoying. We have noise ordinances but they are only before 8 AM and after 10PM

Live the Dream, that was so nice of you. I checked CL and FB marketplace to see if I could find ads for him but did not. This fellow told me he doesn't like to work for other people. He was working for an electrician and says there is no work right now. I don't believe that at all as I have three small jobs waiting for an electrician. His company doesn't work in my town. --173.61.xxx.xx




Get a job tenant (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 3:30 PM
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Had a 3 year old frost protected hose bib rupture because tenant had a hose connected during winter. Added a lease clause forbidding tenants from attaching hoses to bibs during winter months.

--107.141.xx.xxx




Get a job tenant (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 3:42 PM
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Ally, google voice is a free app. If you have a smartphone, you can find it in the App Store. It’s pretty easy to use and a large number of people on this forum use it. --73.177.xxx.xx




Get a job tenant (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 4:57 PM
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My plumber would be there tomorrow and there would be no water in the garage and no outside water bibs. None. Gone. Go get him Ms. Ally. Don't believe his words, look at his actions. --99.203.xx.xxx




Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 5:50 PM
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I have a smart phone and will do that thank you. The hose bib is inside the garage so won't freeze up because it's an attached garage. Plumber will charge me four hundred bucks to do that. I will fight him with words and photos. This neighborhood is like a 1950s postcard. It's like going back in time and people paid good money to live there and I lived there for ten years and he is not going to make a lot of noise and mess. Do you remember the neighborhood from Miracle on 34th street where little Natalie Wood wanted to live and Santa left his cane in the house? It's just like that. --96.114.xx.xxx




Get a job tenant (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 5:54 PM
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AllyM,

Does your lease or application have a list on it showing vehicles owned by tenant? Ask him to show you proof of those being his cars. Sorry you are having this trouble. --73.120.xx.xxx




Get a job tenant (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 7:42 PM
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With all the trouble you have with guy why don't you jusk kick him out? --72.231.xxx.xxx




Get a job tenant (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2019 8:33 AM
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My lease lists all vehicles, tenants initial. I am also to be informed if any changes are made.

Go get 'em Miss Ally! --71.175.xxx.xxx




Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2019 2:37 PM
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I never thought of getting a list of vehicles. This tenant has had about five different vehicles since moving in. I asked him about that and he said he buys them with minor issues and then fixes them and sells them. I never noticed him working on cars though. The female's father has a car repair place so perhaps he worked on them there. He told me he rode a "bike" when I interviewed him but in my culture that is a bicycle. In his it's a motorcycle. I never would have rented to him. I'm going over the lease and seeing what he has violated and then will send him a Notice to Cease. If it was a SFH or the houses were farther apart I might just ignore this except for the ice he created on the sidewalk. But this has to be annoying the neighbors who actually OWN these houses at great expense for property taxes. --173.61.xxx.xx




Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2019 2:37 PM
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I never thought of getting a list of vehicles. This tenant has had about five different vehicles since moving in. I asked him about that and he said he buys them with minor issues and then fixes them and sells them. I never noticed him working on cars though. The female's father has a car repair place so perhaps he worked on them there. He told me he rode a "bike" when I interviewed him but in my culture that is a bicycle. In his it's a motorcycle. I never would have rented to him. I'm going over the lease and seeing what he has violated and then will send him a Notice to Cease. If it was a SFH or the houses were farther apart I might just ignore this except for the ice he created on the sidewalk. But this has to be annoying the neighbors who actually OWN these houses at great expense for property taxes. --173.61.xxx.xx




Get a job tenant (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2019 4:40 PM
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Ally,why would you have rejected the guy for riding a motorcycle? I would be more inclined to reject someone who only had a bicycle as a mode of transportation --72.231.xxx.xxx




Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 7:23 AM
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Ken, I would have rejected him to eliminate the problems I have now which are noise, chemicals in the garage, bike in garage instead of a car as the lease requires to free up space in driveway for upstairs tenant's comfort. Tenant had bike accident and could not work last year for a couple weeks so rent was late and just generally some people who have those things have a lack of self preservation. And for those of you who know these things, he's an Aries. About half my tenants have always been Aries and driven red cars especially when I had twenty units instead of just the six I have now. --173.61.xxx.xx




Get a job tenant (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 8:10 AM
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Ally, I think getting the plumber in there is the best solution. It will cost, but definitely takes him out of business and force him to move it elsewhere. --209.122.xx.xxx




Get a job tenant (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 9:03 AM
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Ohhh about 20 plus years back I had too boot someone out and they really hooked me up when they took off.

They left me a semi-assembled motorcycle in the white tub. Well at least once upon a time...... it was white. I learned an important lesson - since motorcycle didn't fit through the bathroom door, it is easier to just cut out the door jam, than to try and disassemble the bike.

Where they might be detailing AT your home, at least they aren't detailing IN your home.

Hope your day turns out better today --72.23.xxx.xx




Get a job tenant (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 6:51 AM
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Gkarl there is another hose bib around the back and I think this one would hook a hose to that one and run it around or put one of those hoses in the kitchen sink. He just has no self limits. The female saw me taking photos so hopefully that will put a scare into them. I am working on the notices to cease. Ray thank you for the story --73.248.xxx.xxx




Get a job tenant (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Feb 18, 2019 10:00 PM
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Miss Ally M,I thought you had a shutoff in the garage,do you not,if so then you don’t need the plumber ,you just have to be more selective in your choice of tenants............ Charlie .......seems this guy is a bit of a shyster,or conniver --32.214.xxx.xx




Get a job tenant (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Feb 18, 2019 10:14 PM
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If you can’t get rid of him and he’s good,then you have to get 25% ....................... --32.214.xxx.xx



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