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Landlord Responsibilities (by Cathy [WA]) Mar 13, 2019 8:55 PM
       Landlord Responsibilities (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Mar 13, 2019 9:29 PM
       Landlord Responsibilities (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Mar 13, 2019 9:29 PM
       Landlord Responsibilities (by Vee [OH]) Mar 14, 2019 1:49 AM
       Landlord Responsibilities (by Steve [MA]) Mar 14, 2019 3:30 AM
       Landlord Responsibilities (by LindaJ [NY]) Mar 14, 2019 3:58 AM
       Landlord Responsibilities (by razorback_tim [AR]) Mar 14, 2019 4:11 AM
       Landlord Responsibilities (by Ken [NY]) Mar 14, 2019 4:49 AM
       Landlord Responsibilities (by Still Learning [NH]) Mar 14, 2019 5:16 AM
       Landlord Responsibilities (by Tom [ME]) Mar 14, 2019 6:18 AM
       Landlord Responsibilities (by fred [CA]) Mar 14, 2019 6:45 AM
       Landlord Responsibilities (by AllyM [NJ]) Mar 14, 2019 8:15 AM
       Landlord Responsibilities (by plenty [MO]) Mar 14, 2019 9:31 AM
       Landlord Responsibilities (by MikeA [TX]) Mar 14, 2019 5:10 PM
       Landlord Responsibilities (by Don I [MO]) Mar 14, 2019 6:03 PM
       Landlord Responsibilities (by Txlord [TX]) Mar 14, 2019 9:16 PM

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Landlord Responsibilities (by Cathy [WA]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 8:55 PM
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My tenant has damaged the rental property (single family house in a subdivision in Washington state) and has already had late payments in the past. I have received a notice from HOA which has pictures of tire marks that were left by my tenant on a community soccer field in the subdivision and a neighbor identified the tenant’s car as the one that caused the damages. HOA is requesting me to be responsible for the cost of repairs.

• If my tenant denies responsibility, is it legal for HOA to request me to pay for the repairs to a community area?

• Currently the only proof that the HOA has is a picture of my tenant’s car license plate at the scene. Even if the HOA can conclusively prove that the tenant was the person responsible for the damages, is the landlord the one responsible for his actions at community area?

• As far as I’m aware, the security deposit covers damages to the rental property. Does the security deposit cover damage that occurred to the community areas?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

--24.22.xxx.xx




Landlord Responsibilities (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 9:29 PM
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Cathy,

The HOA is not going to ease up on this.

Charge the resident NOW, adding it to their account.

I allow 30 days to pay this charge.

do NOT wait thinking you will deduct this from their deposit. That deposit is to protect YOU when they stop paying rent and for the damages they cause to your property.

People who are habitually late usually leave the property with damage and filth.

And stop ALLOWING them to pay late. There is NO reason to pay late and no reason for you to allow them to pay late. Send the required late notice then file.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Landlord Responsibilities (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 9:29 PM
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Washington is quickly becoming as tenant friendly as California. What does your lease say? If your lease allows, I would bill the tenant for damage to the common area property. If it is not paid, the HOA will put a lien on your property. If your lease is silent on tenant damages to common area property, I would contact an attorney and follow his/her advice.

Get rid of this loser ASAP, before the new law goes into effect. --98.146.xxx.xxx




Landlord Responsibilities (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 1:49 AM
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Bill now for damages, none of the 200 extra a month plans - took less than 30 minutes to cause the damage, it is commonly called wallet training, and most areas do not allow access to the deposit funds until the unit has been returned to the manager/owner, check your updated local and state tenant rules, do not allow your tenant to tell you how to operate your business.

--76.188.xxx.x




Landlord Responsibilities (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 3:30 AM
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I wonder what the HOA would do if a car not registered to anyone living there did damage to any of the HOA property? Would they try to bill you for damage caused by a careless UPS driver while making a delivery? IMO about the only thing you should do is provide the HOA with your tenant's contact info. --96.237.xx.xx




Landlord Responsibilities (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 3:58 AM
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I too can't see how you can be responsible for your tenant's actions. The HOA should be billing them or taking them to court for the money. However, this could be a reason to get rid of the tenant if your lease addresses this. Certainly someone who drives on a soccer field is not someone you want as a tenant. It might be time to get a lawyer.

--108.4.xxx.xx




Landlord Responsibilities (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 4:11 AM
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Your HOA documents likely have a clause making you responsible for actions if your guests (renters). --166.137.xxx.xx




Landlord Responsibilities (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 4:49 AM
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Sounds like a reason to get rid of the house in the HOA not just the tenant but the house --72.231.xxx.xxx




Landlord Responsibilities (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 5:16 AM
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I am assuming this was not standard parking at the field but the car was driving on the actual soccer field. If that is how they treat the community they live in, when was the last time you were inside your unit to see what it looks like? --24.61.xxx.xx




Landlord Responsibilities (by Tom [ME]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 6:18 AM
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I agree that consulting an attorney would not be a bad idea at this point. --98.11.xxx.xxx




Landlord Responsibilities (by fred [CA]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 6:45 AM
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Do you still have your HOA agreement book? It's that fat book collecting dust that has all rules and regulations.

Pull it out and start reading. You will find your answer there.

I bet that the rules will put you in the corner. --99.59.x.xxx




Landlord Responsibilities (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 8:15 AM
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Willfull vandalism? What do the police say about this? They need to get the police and get him in court and fine him. I guess they could make you pay but I'm sure they have insurance against criminal damage? --173.61.xxx.xx




Landlord Responsibilities (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 9:31 AM
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Condo Association will deal with homeowner. You as owner will deal with tenant. However since this was with a vehicle i may disagree with their policy and ask they deal with vehicle owner. And i would say that over and over until they got it. --99.203.xx.xxx




Landlord Responsibilities (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 5:10 PM
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These kind of quagmires is why I wouldn't own rental property in an area that had a HOA. I also think it would be worth reading the HOA rule book and probably talk with an attorney. --50.26.xx.xxx




Landlord Responsibilities (by Don I [MO]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 6:03 PM
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"Your HOA documents likely have a clause making you responsible for actions if your guests (renters)."

Just as you hold tenant responsible for actions of their guests, the HOA holds you responsible for the actions of your tenant. --174.234.xxx.xx




Landlord Responsibilities (by Txlord [TX]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 9:16 PM
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As The damage was not on your property... I would ignore the HOA demands and see how far they would take it .. Meanwhile i would write a certified demand letter to the tenant to pay the damages or face eviction --72.180.xx.xxx



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