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Ex tenant keeps returning (by Ned [FL]) Mar 15, 2019 2:57 PM
       Ex tenant keeps returning (by Moe [MA]) Mar 15, 2019 3:10 PM
       Ex tenant keeps returning (by Richard [MI]) Mar 15, 2019 3:22 PM
       Ex tenant keeps returning (by Harry [NY]) Mar 15, 2019 3:32 PM
       Ex tenant keeps returning (by NE [PA]) Mar 15, 2019 3:41 PM
       Ex tenant keeps returning (by Moshe [CA]) Mar 15, 2019 5:08 PM
       Ex tenant keeps returning (by Hoosier [IN]) Mar 15, 2019 5:39 PM
       Ex tenant keeps returning (by Vee [OH]) Mar 15, 2019 5:42 PM
       Ex tenant keeps returning (by Vee [OH]) Mar 15, 2019 5:42 PM
       Ex tenant keeps returning (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Mar 15, 2019 6:45 PM
       Ex tenant keeps returning (by Robert J [CA]) Mar 15, 2019 7:16 PM
       Ex tenant keeps returning (by elliot [RI]) Mar 16, 2019 6:51 AM
       Ex tenant keeps returning (by Tony [NJ]) Mar 16, 2019 7:36 AM
       Ex tenant keeps returning (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Mar 16, 2019 7:50 AM
       Ex tenant keeps returning (by RentsDue [MA]) Mar 16, 2019 10:47 AM
       Ex tenant keeps returning (by Mike [NY]) Mar 18, 2019 8:08 PM

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Ex tenant keeps returning (by Ned [FL]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2019 2:57 PM
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Even though a highly troublesome former tenant was formally evicted from our multi-family 3 weeks ago, he keeps returning to pick up stuff like lawn furniture, bicycles, barrels etc,. (plus mail - that keeps arriving for him) - as well as a lot of other junk he claims he offered to others who have never shown shown up to take it.

He also regularly continues to visit with a friend and current tenant of mine at this property, which makes my wife and me a bit nervous at times.

To say the least, we would appreciate any input on how to deal with this issue.

Ned --173.48.xxx.xxx




Ex tenant keeps returning (by Moe [MA]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2019 3:10 PM
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Although You ultimately, should be able to halt him from coming onto your property to pick up things he owns, at this juncture, I don't think you can stop him from visiting with others....

Moe --173.48.xxx.xxx




Ex tenant keeps returning (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2019 3:22 PM
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Next he will move in with the other guy he now visits.

Rest of the stuff goes to the dump. --23.121.xx.xxx




Ex tenant keeps returning (by Harry [NY]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2019 3:32 PM
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Is his name still on his old mailbox? If so, ask your local postmaster for guidance. Don't risk getting into this kind of an issue! US postal laws, landlords and tenants can be be volatile mix!

Harry --173.48.xxx.xxx




Ex tenant keeps returning (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2019 3:41 PM
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Call the official who handled the set out and let them know he's back. May be a violation of court order. --50.32.xxx.xxx




Ex tenant keeps returning (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2019 5:08 PM
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Immediately after his eviction, you should have emptied the unit (storing his stuff, if your state law requires), and preparing the unit for re-rental, including changing the locks. There should be nothing for him to come back to.

I don't know your state law, but you can probably charge for removal and storage (if necessary). Once he (and his stuff) are gone, you can take legal or police action if he shows up at the property.

--47.139.xx.xxx




Ex tenant keeps returning (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2019 5:39 PM
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Are you concerned about safety or theft? I wonder if you could first just ask him to stay away, and if he refuses, could you get a restraining order and/or have him trespassed? --99.92.xxx.xxx




Ex tenant keeps returning (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2019 5:42 PM
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I would pay close attention while visiting housing court for the next few months as an observer, together with studying your local and state tenant rules you will have more peaceful understanding like removing the mailbox while you make repairs and getting a restraining order so the former tenant must stay of the property, this may be built into your eviction order, I would ditch any of his property just like when the bank takes a house back.

--76.188.xxx.x




Ex tenant keeps returning (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2019 5:42 PM
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I would pay close attention while visiting housing court for the next few months as an observer, together with studying your local and state tenant rules you will have more peaceful understanding like removing the mailbox while you make repairs and getting a restraining order so the former tenant must stay of the property, this may be built into your eviction order, I would ditch any of his property just like when the bank takes a house back.

--76.188.xxx.x




Ex tenant keeps returning (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2019 6:45 PM
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Check your state laws, but you should be able to formally "trespass" him off the property, regardless if his friends want him to visit. Maybe they need to move too? It is your property.

I have threatened this a few times but never actually had anyone come back to be formally notified by pd or arrested. Here the process is to call pd, they will inform the trespasser and get their info, if they return they are subject to arrest. --47.216.xx.xxx




Ex tenant keeps returning (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2019 7:16 PM
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You should give your x-tenant 1 chance to claim his "so called" belongings. If you give him 2 weeks, that in translation means he will start in 10 days and take another month.

So you should give him notice that in 30 days everything left on the property will be hauled to the landfill/dump. --47.156.xx.xx




Ex tenant keeps returning (by elliot [RI]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2019 6:51 AM
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No trespassing probably is universal. Just obtain one and let tenants know as well.. Anyone can call the cop and have him arrested if he sets foot on the property again --71.232.xxx.xxx




Ex tenant keeps returning (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2019 7:36 AM
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Lots of good advice here. State laws vary as to the disposition of things left behind. To emphasize something Vee said - "like removing the mailbox while you make repairs". While the unit is vacant, you can remove the mail box. I always do that after an eviction. Why provide a free mail drop for someone who owes? Might entice them to provide USPS with a forwarding address. --73.215.xxx.xx




Ex tenant keeps returning (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2019 7:50 AM
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I would send a written notice to the friend he visits informing them that the troublesome tenant has been evicted by the courts and he is not to be on the property. If they want to meet and visit, it has to be done elsewhere.

If it is necessary to send a second notice to that tenant, I would mention that I'd be willing to evict him,too,in order to keep the troublesome tenant off the property.

Save the threat for the second notice. --98.146.xxx.xxx




Ex tenant keeps returning (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Mar 16, 2019 10:47 AM
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Remove the mailbox. He will use the mail as an excuse unless you do that. When I get a physical eviction here- the sheriff puts notice on the door barring the tenant ( using their name) from the premises. Good idea to take a picture of it because the tenant will tear it down but you can put copies of that all over the building. --71.10.xxx.xxx




Ex tenant keeps returning (by Mike [NY]) Posted on: Mar 18, 2019 8:08 PM
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Check your state laws on this. In NYS, a tenant is legally allowed to return to a property if they have personal possessions remaining there. They can even break in to their old apartment, break windows or doors and not be charged with trespass if they have personal property in the apartment still. This is why it is soo crucial that when a tenant leaves all their personal property is removed from the apartment and placed either on the outside porches or moved into storage. If the tenant breaks in to the apartment and the police search and find no personal property of the tenant there, the police may charge for trespassing. I personally prefer to move all remaining items to storage for 1 month and eat the 1 month storage fee, that way, there is absolutely no reason for them to return to the property and if they do I call the police for trespassing. No gray issues there!

If they leave voluntarily and I return the security deposit or any portion thereof, I have them sign a release that states they have vacated the premises as of xxxx date, and they agree that all property, personal belongings, and other items have been removed from the leased premises and any items , property, or belongings in or on the premises after the date they vacated the premises may be disposed of by landlord at landlord's sole discretion. Tenant agrees to release landlord from any and all liability as a result of such. Then they confirm the amount of the security deposit being returned to them and they agree and understand that it is satisfactory and agreeable. They literally sign the form and I hand them cash - works every time!

I also have a clause in all my leases that states that anyone evicted from the building cannot move in or reside in another tenants dwelling unit.

I had this happen too. I evicted a third floor tenant, and they moved in with their friends in the first floor apartment. I told the 1st floor tenant that her friends are not allowed to move in her apartment and if they do it's a violation of her lease. She was worried I would evict her as well so ultimately the friends left.

--24.94.xx.xx



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