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Evictions (by John Z [CO]) Jul 1, 2011 8:36 AM
       Evictions (by Moshe [CA]) Jul 1, 2011 9:00 AM
       Evictions (by Tammy [MA]) Jul 1, 2011 9:12 AM
       Evictions (by Reid [KS]) Jul 1, 2011 9:31 AM
       Evictions (by Virden [OH]) Jul 1, 2011 9:57 AM
       Evictions (by Blue [IL]) Jul 1, 2011 10:35 AM
       Evictions (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 1, 2011 1:41 PM
       Evictions (by Mike45 [NV]) Jul 1, 2011 7:56 PM
       Evictions (by Reid [KS]) Jul 2, 2011 3:27 AM

Evictions (by John Z [CO]) Posted on: Jul 1, 2011 8:36 AM

State Specific Question About: COLORADO (CO)

I have a rental property where the tenants have bounced checks and entered into a payment plan to bring rent up to current. Their last payment bounced. I need to evict them. Can anyone give advice on best way to go about it?


John --171.159.xx.xx

Evictions (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Jul 1, 2011 9:00 AM

File a lawsuit.


Evictions (by Tammy [MA]) Posted on: Jul 1, 2011 9:12 AM

You start w/a Notice to Quit, the amount of time you give depends on the laws of your state, and type of tenancy you have. Check your state website, they should have step by step instructions. For simple non-payment you should not need to retain a laywer. --205.188.xxx.xx

Evictions (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: Jul 1, 2011 9:31 AM

Go to /www.nationwideeviction.com/ you can do the whole thing online . I just filed an eviction today Pro-Se and I have a feeling i'm going to regret it but we only have one attorney in town and he didn't want to mess with it so I guess it's time to suck it up and do it myself as much as I detest the inside of a court room. --99.117.xxx.xxx

Evictions (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Jul 1, 2011 9:57 AM

Above the postings is a link for state laws, print them out in a 3 ring binder and then find your local laws and start filling them in from the other side of the notebook - one side local other side state. --99.128.xx.xx

Evictions (by Blue [IL]) Posted on: Jul 1, 2011 10:35 AM

In the future: I give everyone ONE "free pass" on a bounced check (but they do have to pay the late fee). Stuff happens.

Two bounced checks, they go to certified funds for 24 months. --204.233.xxx.x

Evictions (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 1, 2011 1:41 PM

John, Always consider the cost of turnover into your decision. If market is slow and repairs will be high, examine if the method is the problem? Is this a bump or a trend? Cash or MO only.

We've survived the recession b working with people, 'cause NOBODY has any money 'round here!

The best court is the avoided court.

Cash for Keys is cheaper ($100-500 when gone without damage)than mess with court.

Our system: While they are still in the "Will you work with me?" cooperative mindset, I have them sign a Promissory Note with the amount owed, plus estimated repairs, a written payment plan on the note, and forwarding address. Be VERY reasonable so they will sign! We don't even discuss cleaning other than the required carpet shampoo because they think the house will be clean.

"If you will just get out, I will stop the rent clock" and accept their small payments. They seldom really pay, so I can take them to small claims court based on the Note. No arguments about roaches, leaks, staying longer, etc.

Tell us what develops!


Evictions (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: Jul 1, 2011 7:56 PM

Reid, only one atty in town? I may just need to move -- have any nice places available for rent?


Evictions (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: Jul 2, 2011 3:27 AM

Mike One long time atty was elected to Judgeship, the other Retired . A new guy moved down here from KC and is semi retired and is so busy he turns down more than he accepts . You might actually like it around here . We're equal distance from Tulsa, Wichita and Joplin . We are in the best of the Deer hunting country , have 2 state fishing lakes , Compared to Las Vegas Real estate is a bargain here . There are a couple buildings down town for sale cheap that would make a Nice Law office. Come on Down . Google SEDAN, kANSAS. --99.117.xxx.xxx

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