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1 tnt prked block another (by Taylor [TX]) May 14, 2019 5:28 PM
       1 tnt prked block another (by Pmh [TX]) May 14, 2019 5:40 PM
       1 tnt prked block another (by DJ [VA]) May 14, 2019 6:44 PM
       1 tnt prked block another (by DJ [VA]) May 14, 2019 6:48 PM
       1 tnt prked block another (by mike [MA]) May 14, 2019 6:53 PM
       1 tnt prked block another (by Opinionated [NC]) May 14, 2019 6:54 PM
       1 tnt prked block another (by Paulio [PA]) May 14, 2019 6:59 PM
       1 tnt prked block another (by JKJ [MA]) May 14, 2019 8:13 PM
       1 tnt prked block another (by Lynx [GA]) May 14, 2019 8:41 PM
       1 tnt prked block another (by AllyM [NJ]) May 14, 2019 9:20 PM
       1 tnt prked block another (by GKARL [PA]) May 14, 2019 9:39 PM
       1 tnt prked block another (by plenty [MO]) May 14, 2019 10:37 PM
       1 tnt prked block another (by Small potatoes [NY]) May 15, 2019 1:14 AM
       1 tnt prked block another (by elliot [RI]) May 15, 2019 6:33 AM
       1 tnt prked block another (by Busy [WI]) May 16, 2019 10:50 AM

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1 tnt prked block another (by Taylor [TX]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 5:28 PM
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Hi folks!

What would you do:

Garage duplex apartment (two small apartments in a single building behind the main house). Very tight parking but each tenant has a space for one car as long as everyone parks nicely.

Tenant garage apartment no. 1 came home late last night, intoxicated, and parked so as to block Tenant garage apartment no 2. Tenant 1 apparently also spent a lot of time being loud and obnoxious last night. Tenant House no. 3 complained that she lost sleep and didn't go into work because of 1.

Question for immediate handling: 1 has blocked in 2 with his car. 1 is not answering his door or texts or calls and hasn't since this morning. What would you do now? Tow his car so 2 can get to her car?

Long term, how would you handle? Kick out 1? Apparently 1 also called 2 a bad name. 2 is already moving out at the end of this month.

This sounds like some sort of low class living situation as I write it. It's not. This is a $500k property in the trendiest possible part of our entire city. All three of these folks are college educated plus graduate degrees. Ones an elementary school teacher. Ugh.

--73.115.xx.xxx




1 tnt prked block another (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 5:40 PM
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let them work it out --70.116.xxx.xx




1 tnt prked block another (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 6:44 PM
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So #2 can't get her car out any other way, to go / do what she needs to do? Can she drive over the grass, or anything? I assume not - that she must be truly blocked in up against the building.

That certainly is a problem caused by #1. What does your lease say about tenants not infringing on the rights and peace & quiet of the other tenants / neighbors? If it doesn't address it, I'm sure you'll be adding something for the future.

But for now: He probably won't answer because he is passed out cold drunk, not just sleeping. But, I would encourage #2 to keep trying to get #1 to come to the door and move his car. I really don't know if you can tow it without giving notice (I wouldn't), but it is tempting.

If the car is unlocked (or can be made that way)see if you can shift it into neutral and try pushing it out of he way just enough that #2 can pass.

Once #1 wakes / sobers up, he should find a notice has been served to him. If it's the first time, and it's not month-to-month, and you have any hope for better behavior - Tell him this will not be allowed again, tell him IF it happens again, his car will be towed, and he will be looking for a new home.

Hopefully he (#1) is month-to-month, so you could give notice of non-renewal while it is a good time of year to find a better tenant. If this is a habit of his - drinking to that point of excess, and driving drunk, and yelling / arguing with neighbors - it will only get worse. At least start with an official written warning, so you begin a paper trail.

--68.10.xxx.x




1 tnt prked block another (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 6:48 PM
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BTW: It IS low-class living on the part of #1, in spite of his education or job title. Acting low-class has nothing to with one's education or income - as he clearly has shown.

I know what you meant, but just making the point that there are good/bad behaviors at all economic levels. --68.10.xxx.x




1 tnt prked block another (by mike [MA]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 6:53 PM
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Why is it your problem? Let tenant call the police and don't let the police get away with "Call your Landlord" Most of our rights have been taken away long ago.

I've stunned a number of tenants with the saying,.."why tell me about it,call the police" --66.30.xx.xxx




1 tnt prked block another (by Opinionated [NC]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 6:54 PM
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Probably my situation is rare-- but I have means to personally move the offending vehicle-- and would do it. --66.44.xxx.xxx




1 tnt prked block another (by Paulio [PA]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 6:59 PM
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Not your problem. --50.107.xxx.xxx




1 tnt prked block another (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 8:13 PM
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If it were me, I tell the blocked tenant to keep knocking on the door or call the police. Your not responsible for where a tenant parks when drunk. The guy that blocked the other tenant in is either ignoring her or to drunk to hear the knocking. --71.248.xxx.xxx




1 tnt prked block another (by Lynx [GA]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 8:41 PM
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I'd see if tenant T 2 could call a friend or family member to get her to and from work. If not, I'd probably take her myself if I could. Otherwise, I'd have a tow truck come and remove his car just enough T 2 could get out. Then I'd kick him out ASAP. Enough is enough! --99.122.xx.xxx




1 tnt prked block another (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 9:20 PM
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Get a company to come out and put white lines for each parking space. They can also put numbers 1,2,3. That might help them get their cars in where they are supposed to be. I assigned spots where I had two multis next to each other and tenants were glad. --173.61.xxx.xx




1 tnt prked block another (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 9:39 PM
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I have towing contracts set up and tenants are allowed to call in a tow if someone is in their space. Probably overkill for you, but it's nice to have in place if you need it you need it. Most towing companies will not tow a unless there are authorized by the property owner hence the contract signed in advance. --172.58.xxx.xxx




1 tnt prked block another (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 10:37 PM
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Tenant moving out? Issue solved at end of month.... lunch on. --99.203.xx.xx




1 tnt prked block another (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 1:14 AM
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Where I have off street parking it is in the lease. U will be towed if you

Block someone or the plow can't clear snow +if your vehicle is not registered, insured w plates. Only had a problem once but the tenent surfaced and moved. Bigger issue is keeping guests out of the parking.

--99.203.xx.xx




1 tnt prked block another (by elliot [RI]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 6:33 AM
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contract a local towing company and let every tenant know about the towing company number

. They would love to make the money and solve your problem.. --71.232.xxx.xxx




1 tnt prked block another (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 10:50 AM
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The responsible tenant is moving at the end of the month? Tighten up things on those negative behaviors, or there will be more. The painted parking lines with unit numbers, the towing company contract, along with the sign warning tenants that cars not parked correctly may be towed, with towing companiesí number on there (or whatever is the proper wording. Iíve seen those signs, but have never had the need for one.)

As AllyM has observed many times on this forum, tenants are transitioning, either up or down. (Sorry, AllyM if I am not paraphrasing correctly. Please correct, if I have it wrong or worded inelegantly. This little nugget of wisdom has been one of the most true observations about tenants.) Sounds like tenant one may be going down. Tenant two may not say anything, may have just found a different place, but, do you know that tenant one hasnít been doing other obnoxious things that will continue to drive the good tenants away? --70.92.xxx.xxx



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