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Nuisance (by MrJorge [UT]) Apr 17, 2019 10:41 PM
       Nuisance (by Robert J [CA]) Apr 18, 2019 12:00 AM
       Nuisance (by Ken [NY]) Apr 18, 2019 4:22 AM
       Nuisance (by S i d [MO]) Apr 18, 2019 4:59 AM
       Nuisance (by plenty [MO]) Apr 18, 2019 6:22 AM
       Nuisance (by Oregonwoodsmoke [ID]) Apr 18, 2019 7:13 AM
       Nuisance (by Robert J [CA]) Apr 18, 2019 9:12 AM
       Nuisance (by LindaJ [NY]) Apr 18, 2019 9:39 AM
       Nuisance (by AllyM [NJ]) Apr 19, 2019 6:57 AM

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Nuisance (by MrJorge [UT]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 10:41 PM

Not to go into much detail

Tenant has a BF that has been in and out of the place. They have a place of their own. I got a call from their neighbor about the BF sending nasty letters. The neighbor sent them to me and they seemed a little weird. but that is because I only know part of the story.

The neighbor filed a complaint to the police and the police spoke to the BF.

Some options that I have:

1) tenant is month to month and I don't have an issue with her. She's always been on time. She's been there for almost a year and a half

2) BF should have been on the lease but I do have a clause stating that people that cause nuisances are not allowed to be on the property.

3) I can evict because it's month to month?

4) Talk to them first and tell them what i know and get their side?

Also, my real estate agent told me that I should evict and just say I am having family moving in and renting.


Nuisance (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 12:00 AM

I follow one simple rule dealing with your situation. When an issue affects two or more tenants in an apartment property, then I will step in and try to smooth things out.

But when an issue concerns only one of my tenants, I try to have them deal with the situation on their own.

The only exceptions is when this will put a tenant of mine in danger...

Case in point, a tenant kept on getting woken up by a baby crying at 3 AM by a neighbor. I asked this tenant to have a nice conversation with the neighbor and to keep a log on her calendar. My neighbor said she would handle it. After 5 months my tenant decided to move and sent me her 30 day notice. When my tenant realized that under rent control her rent was 40% under market, she wanted to stay and gave the neighbor a piece of her mind. If the parents don't take measure to quite the baby down, close window or move it to the living room on the other side of their unit, my tenant would contact the police and child services.

Then the baby never bothered my tenant again. She just needed a reason to take action herself. --47.156.xx.xx

Nuisance (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 4:22 AM

Robert,why would you get involved when the it is rent controlled at 40% under value? sounds to me like a nice way to get rid of the tenant and bring the apartment up to full value

Nuisance (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 4:59 AM

Tenant has issue with neighbor, tenant and neighbor need to act like adults and work it out. If you get in the middle, you'll just get beat on from both sides. STAY. OUT. OF. IT.

Nuisance (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 6:22 AM

Fyi. You don't have to evict. Month to month in my state is just 30 day notice not to renew. I never understand why people say evict when it's just lease ending.

Nuisance (by Oregonwoodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 7:13 AM

The letters seem "weird" how? Is the guy dangerous or just a self-centered loonie? Is the neighbor difficult and provoking it?

I'd contact the tenant and give her a written notice that her boyfriend who is not on the lease has had a police nuisance call against him. Consequently, If there is another complaint he will no longer be allowed on the property and if she can't comply with the request to keep him off the property that she would receive her 30 day notice to vacate.

I try to maintain a civil relationship with my neighbors. I don't want non-tenants to have free rein of my property to harass and threaten my neighbors.

If the letter sounded crazy-dangerous, I wouldn't give a second chance. he'd have to stay off the property immediately.

Nuisance (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 9:12 AM

It's not easy to evict in Los Angeles, West Hollywood or Santa Monica. Too few courts making it a long and costly process. The average rent for a 1 bedroom in the area is around $1250-$1,500.

Dozens of rent controlled tenants are only paying $750-$1000.

My current tenants respect their tenancy and know they have a deal. They always pay their rent. Keep their apartments clean in in good condition. I do inspections every 6 months.

If a tenant crosses a line and breaks one of my important rules -- then I will evict. --47.156.xx.xx

Nuisance (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 9:39 AM

Weird how? So the police were called and talked to BF. You don't need to get involved, however it could be the neighbor did something that ticked him off? If you don't want BF there, you need to tell the tenant. If you don't want tenent there anymore just give her the proper month notice or whatever is needed in your state. DO NOT give a reason if you don't have too, which in my state is the beauty of M2M. And don't lie and say family is moving in.

But will you get a better tenant and what does the unit need to get that tenant?

Nuisance (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2019 6:57 AM

I heard one of these stories from an appliance sales woman yesterday. She moved into a third floor of a condo rental and immediately the second floor started complaining because she gets home from work at 8:30 PM and the people below, I assume the owners, get home at 3PM and want to go to sleep at 9PM. So every little sound they hear is a problem to them and they keep accosting her in the hallway about that. She is going to move and is looking. Maybe your tenant with the sensitivity to noise should move.

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