Partial Payments
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Partial Payments (by Cheryl [NH]) May 9, 2009 5:10 PM
       Partial Payments (by TxMike [TX]) May 9, 2009 5:20 PM
       Partial Payments (by Mike in San Diego [CA]) May 9, 2009 10:04 PM
       Partial Payments (by Cheryl [NH]) May 10, 2009 4:38 AM
       Partial Payments (by nhsailmaker [NH]) May 10, 2009 5:01 AM
       Partial Payments (by Cheryl [NH]) May 10, 2009 5:13 AM
       Partial Payments (by billy [MA]) May 11, 2009 7:39 AM

Partial Payments (by Cheryl [NH]) Posted on: May 9, 2009 5:10 PM

State Specific Question About: NEW HAMPSHIRE (NH)

Tenant has been there for five years. She has always paid on time. She has asked me this month to pay all of the rent ($890) less $100 (rent is due the 1st). I thought it fair since she has never been a problem. To date, I've only received $520. In collecting the rent, I find out that she has shoulder/arm/hand problems & was out on disability, went back to work, now out on disability again. And she probably won't be going back to work. Question: Can I give her a time limit as to when the remainder needs to be paid? And I already know that if she is late this coming month, I'm going to give her a demand & eviction. I really have no choice. Thanks.

Partial Payments (by TxMike [TX]) Posted on: May 9, 2009 5:20 PM

I would give a time limit, also, at the same time, I would serve the 3 day notice. If the day comes that she was to pay, and doesn't, I would be at the courthouse and file for eviction.


Partial Payments (by Mike in San Diego [CA]) Posted on: May 9, 2009 10:04 PM

Five years, always paid on time, notified you ahead of time the one time she was late, and come to find out it's because of a bonafide injury such that she can't work?

You might think I'm a softie, but why not stop by and ask what her plans are? I mean, it must have occurred to her already that she has no income, but bills to pay. She must have SOME kind of plan, be it go back to her old job or find a new job or move out of your place in with someone else. I'd have a different answer if it was month #3 with new tenants, but before I set a tenant with 5 years of on-time performance out on the street on the 9th of the month, I'd have a chat with them, and see if we could "work something out".

Partial Payments (by Cheryl [NH]) Posted on: May 10, 2009 4:38 AM

I had a 'good' tenant once who did the same thing. Then they really started falling behind. Did an eviction - went to court - by this time the tenant had moved out and was on Social Security and his wife was on unemployment. Guess what - you can't collect the past rent in NH if they are on SS or unemployment because it is government money. So I lost a few months rent plus all the court fees. I can just see the same thing happening this time....

Partial Payments (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: May 10, 2009 5:01 AM

Explain to her that by NH law you are required to give her the "7" day notice to start the time frame rolling.... so she at least has that in hand - then you can proceed right to eviction if and when you want.

Remember ...this is a business and your unit is probably assessed / worth probably in excess of $70,000 so do exactly what a firm that rents $70,000 sports cars does..... REPOSSESS..... However ..... unlike the car firm we rarely have repeat customers.

I dont see a bad renting market even in rural NH so plan on helping her move.

Partial Payments (by Cheryl [NH]) Posted on: May 10, 2009 5:13 AM

She paid me on Sat and I was going to go to the post office Mon to send her a notice by return receipt to pay the remaining money in 7 days. Can I go over and just give her a 7-day demand and eviction even though she's partially paid?

Partial Payments (by billy [MA]) Posted on: May 11, 2009 7:39 AM

i would talk with her and if no dough is forthcomng start eviction.maybe she can get small room or move in wirh relative etc. --208.58.x.xx

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