Parking on lawn (by Jen [OH]) Jun 9, 2019 6:41 PM|
Parking on lawn (by Ken [NY]) Jun 9, 2019 6:50 PM
Parking on lawn (by DJ [VA]) Jun 9, 2019 7:12 PM
Parking on lawn (by Steve [MA]) Jun 9, 2019 7:15 PM
Parking on lawn (by RB [MI]) Jun 9, 2019 7:16 PM
Parking on lawn (by Jen [OH]) Jun 9, 2019 7:26 PM
Parking on lawn (by NE [PA]) Jun 9, 2019 7:34 PM
Parking on lawn (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 9, 2019 7:58 PM
Parking on lawn (by Richard [MI]) Jun 9, 2019 8:19 PM
Parking on lawn (by Mickie [OH]) Jun 9, 2019 8:30 PM
Parking on lawn (by Robin [WI]) Jun 9, 2019 10:36 PM
Parking on lawn (by Lynn [MA]) Jun 9, 2019 10:45 PM
Parking on lawn (by small potatoes [NY]) Jun 9, 2019 11:47 PM
Parking on lawn (by Jen [OH]) Jun 10, 2019 12:39 AM
Parking on lawn (by Jasper [OH]) Jun 10, 2019 7:30 AM
Parking on lawn (by Rick [IN]) Jun 10, 2019 8:13 AM
Parking on lawn (by Vee [OH]) Jun 10, 2019 11:58 AM
Parking on lawn (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jun 10, 2019 2:11 PM
Parking on lawn (by CX [WA]) Jun 10, 2019 6:27 PM
Parking on lawn (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 10, 2019 9:18 PM
Parking on lawn (by Jen [OH]) Jun 10, 2019 9:25 PM
Parking on lawn (by CX [WA]) Jun 11, 2019 3:00 PM
Parking on lawn (by CX [WA]) Jun 11, 2019 3:02 PM
Parking on lawn (by Jen [OH]) Jun 11, 2019 3:05 PM
Parking on lawn (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 11, 2019 6:49 PM
Parking on lawn (by Jen [OH]) Jun 12, 2019 12:13 AM
Parking on lawn (by JKJ [MA]) Jun 12, 2019 12:14 PM
Parking on lawn (by JEn [OH]) Jun 12, 2019 1:10 PM
Parking on lawn (by J [FL]) Jun 12, 2019 1:10 PM
Parking on lawn (by JKJ [MA]) Jun 12, 2019 6:05 PM
Parking on lawn (by Vee [OH]) Jun 14, 2019 2:09 PM
Parking on lawn (by mike [CA]) Jun 17, 2019 2:12 PM
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Parking on lawn (by Jen [OH]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 6:41 PM
After more than one email asking a resident not to park on the lawn, they are now getting more brazen and just parking in the middle of the yard. Different vehicle then there are others so Iím expecting itís a visitor and they allow it to happen. Their lease is not up until next March. I have tried to affect for noncompliance in the lease and the judge did not rule in my favor even though there was multiple instances documented of that. Should I just call the police and report my own resident without giving my name
Parking on lawn (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 6:50 PM
What do you expect to accomplish by calling the police? have you considered tossing a bunch of nails on the lawn where they are parking? --72.231.xxx.xxx
Parking on lawn (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 7:12 PM
Yeah, that is a tough one - when they basically flip their middle finger at you. I'm not sure what - if anything - you can do other than not renew them, and be prepared for more non-compliance.
If (when) you find other damage, be sure to repair and bill for it immediately. Perhaps when they thumb their nose at that, the judge will help you?
Perhaps offer the happy clause -if you won't abide by the legal contract you signed, move! Or say: You want me to keep up my end of the agreement, don't you? Perhaps a reason to not park on the lawn - if they really can't figure it out!
Perhaps erect a barrier so they cannot park on the lawn - but of course that costs you time and $.
I'll be following this thread to see what others say
Parking on lawn (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 7:15 PM
A couple of local businesses have problems with non shoppers parking in their lot. First time they are noticed they get a notice about parking is only for active shoppers tucked under their windshield wipers. Next time they put a bright orange no parking sticker on the drivers window. You might try something like this. Have you considered post not parking or vehicles will be towed signs?
Of course you could do what I did when I had someone keep parking their car in my extra driveway, take out 1 of their tires valve stems & put it on the roof of their car. --96.237.xx.xx
Parking on lawn (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 7:16 PM
Another good reason to go MTM. --184.53.x.xx
Parking on lawn (by Jen [OH]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 7:26 PM
They are still in my house --107.242.xxx.xx
Parking on lawn (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 7:34 PM
Have a landscaping company line the driveway with gigantic boulders --50.32.xxx.xx
Parking on lawn (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 7:58 PM
I sometimes install 3" metal removable lockable metal pipe posts every 3 feet along the property's front and side perimeters to prevent people from parking on my rental lawns -- tenants, guests or neighbors. I've also done this along one side of one of an apartment buildings to prevent the neighboring tenants to drive on my side walkway or lawn.
At one duplex I installed large boulders, 2000 pounds each, along the driveway because people were turning their cars around when looking for a parking spot and would run over my sprinklers... After a few flat tires they learned no to use my property as a turn-a-round. --47.156.xx.xx
Parking on lawn (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 8:19 PM
Either they will give you the finger and do what they want
you MAKE THEM do what you want.
The landlord is in charge. The tenant is not.(Thanks, Aldo). Right now, the tenant seems to be in charge. You MUST change this!
With trash like this, there is no middle ground. The only thing they understand is force. You don't ask. You tell! You MAKE THEM OBEY, TREAT YOUR PROPERTY LIKE YOU WANT OR THEY LEAVE!
There is no other option. Otherwise they will trash your home and yard and rip you off. Hopefully you have a maximum security deposit.
If you put railroad ties along the drive and designate parking areas, they likely will drag them out of their way.
How about 5+ton rocks? They're harder to move, or steal.
If you do what you'd probably like to do, you'll likely wind up in jail.
So, not wanting jail, the thing to think about is what can you do to pressure them to either comply or leave (leaving is preferred).Asking them is obviously not going to work.
Do they have warrants on them? A call to the courts might find out. If so, tell police where to get them! They have back child support unpaid? Are they on probation? Parole?Doing drugs? Stolen property at the house? Underage children that they are giving drugs or molesting? Any kids there? Call probation officer and social services. The kids are likely being abused.
Get pictures of every vehicle parking on your lawn, including plates. Find out owners of these vehicles and where they live. She them for damages in small claims court, maybe $500-$1000 every time they are on your lawn destroying it.
These type trash usually do all this stuff. They don't care about rules, laws, or you.
It's time to get as mean to them as they are to you. If you are not comfortable confronting them, leave it to the police.Stay within the law.
Now, on another track, this is a good time to review your screening policies, especially the visit to their existing home before they moved into yours. If they are parking on your lawn, they likely did the same at the last place and it would have shown.
Review your lease. These things Should be addressed as well as the penalties (parking on lawn is a $500 fine per time per vehicle). (are you sure they haven't damaged your incoming water line? Your sewer line? Tree roots?
Any money received from them is first applied to fines, etc. Then they are in non payment of rent status and you start eviction.
Yes, it's sad that they will damage your home and likely rip you off, You'll lose rent and damages and repair money.
Make it a priority to become the BEST screener and the TOUGHEST landlord in your area.
When your friends say " you are a tough, mean landlord", show them the pictures of the damages, the repair bills, the lost rent. Tell them you have paid the price for being nice. Now you will be fair!
Parking on lawn (by Mickie [OH]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 8:30 PM
Jen, I would be inclined to put up no parking in the grass signs followed up by a letter telling the tenant if they or their guests Park on the lawn you will charge them a parking fee or fine of 25.00 per instance. Hopefully the wording in your lease says payments received are applied to fees, outstanding utilities, pet rent, and rent. You apply it to the parking fees and OH my now your rents late. Guess I need to post a 3 day notice and yeah I do file file on the 4th business day. I think this might fall under Vee's wallet training rules. --174.233.xxx.xx
Parking on lawn (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 10:36 PM
What works for animal training often works with people, too. Ask nicely, then more firmly, than get really assertive.
Those orange stickers are GREAT. Our high school uses them for students who park in the wrong lot. After spending an hour or two trying to remove them, students are pretty reluctant to try it again.
If that doesn't work, I'd start fining them. I'd make it $150 though. It's gotta hurt if it's going to work. --204.210.xxx.xxx
Parking on lawn (by Lynn [MA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 10:45 PM
Tow truck works great. --66.30.xx.xx
Parking on lawn (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 11:47 PM
My lease says that the tenant has to follow my rules and that all of them may not be in the lease. If your lease has language like that then notify them that this is a rule and they will be towed and let the tow company collect the money. It sucks that the judge didn't rule in your favor. Police won't get between a tenant and a LL.
Taking them to small claims for damages might work, but what is the damage? You need a repair bill. --24.194.xx.xx
Parking on lawn (by Jen [OH]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 12:39 AM
I really like the no parking on the lawn signs as well as the stickers on the vehicle. Unfortunately my lease that was signed, does not say anything about a fine for parking in the yard. So if I were to change it now I would think I would have to wait until the lease expires to change it.
Once the lease expires these people will be gone. The other thing that concerns me is if I canít get the judge to rule properly on an evection for not following guidelines in the lease, I donít think Iím gonna be able to get the judge to rule properly on 150 fine for parking in a yard.
This is a judge that feels a late payment fee should be equivalent to a bounce check fee that a bank would charge
Parking on lawn (by Jasper [OH]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 7:30 AM
Our city gives a citation for parking on the lawn. Check to see if your city has the same ordinance. If so, the police will issue a citation. In our area it is also difficult to evict for anything other than non-payment. You likely will have to let this ride out until lease renewal. Another aspect of these tenants is that they seem to like to engage you in drama. Take a step back and know that this too shall pass. --71.28.xxx.xxx
Parking on lawn (by Rick [IN]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 8:13 AM
See if a local ordinance cover this.
If not, call a tow truck. --68.51.xx.x
Parking on lawn (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 11:58 AM
Give them 30 days notice to restore lawn (OH 5321) then add repair from landscaper to next rent cycle, you can charge up to rent value for damages giving notice - I found I had to limit the damage claims by evicting for partial payment - mine could not complete the rent payment so judge gave them 10 days instead of the normal 7 to move out. --76.188.xxx.xx
Parking on lawn (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 2:11 PM
Put a camera up in the front yard, or, instead of rocks or railroad ties, why not install a trench along the driveway. Unless they have a 4x4, they won't be able to part in the yard. --108.69.xxx.xxx
Parking on lawn (by CX [WA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 6:27 PM
Jen I am curious about since your lease states no parking in the yard, and you have evidence showing the tenants parking in the yard, what happened in court to make the judge rule against you? --71.212.xxx.xxx
Parking on lawn (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 9:18 PM
Around here someone would ticket them for that and gas and oi8l is getting into the ground which means getting into the ground water also. if there are ordinances against parking on grass as there are around here, you can find out by calling the police and check with the health department too. There is a guy in a nice house across from my nice house rental who has an antique car collection parked on his lawn, front, back and side. One time he parked a junker antique car in front of my unit where we are a little short of parking spots. I called the police as it was not licensed or stickered. He's a prison guard sot hey kind of said they were looking into it and eventually it moved to his back yard. --173.61.xxx.xx
Parking on lawn (by Jen [OH]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 9:25 PM
I did not go to court over a vehicle. There were multiple 24 hour notices posted and a complete disregard with large animals left in the house not in crates at time of repairs for notices given.
There were also threats to a contractor that was witnessed by others. The short answer is there was sympathy for the resident
That is why they were not evicted by the court
Parking on lawn (by CX [WA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 3:00 PM
OK, you need to prepare a "Notice to Perform Covenant" letter that lists the text from the lease that states no parking in yard, and that they are in violation of that part of the lease they signed and need to correct their violation within x number of days or legal proceedings will be instituted against them.
A good sample of the "Notice to Perform Covenant" letter is in the Leigh Robinson book "Landlording," textbook #1 for us LLs.
Worked wonders for me for similar issues; parking on lawn, junk autos, trash accumulation, etc., leaving me pleasantly surprised. --71.212.xxx.xxx
Parking on lawn (by CX [WA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 3:02 PM
Forgot to say you need to deliver the dated and signed letter to the tenants. --71.212.xxx.xxx
Parking on lawn (by Jen [OH]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 3:05 PM
I can do notice but court wonít enforce --74.141.xx.xx
Parking on lawn (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 6:49 PM
What prevents you from creating a new house rule. Cars parked in a manor not in accordance with the lease will be towed at the car owners expense --24.101.xxx.xx
Parking on lawn (by Jen [OH]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 12:13 AM
Talked to eviction Atty. I cannot tow or do sticker on windows --74.141.xx.xx
Parking on lawn (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 12:14 PM
Jen, what EXACTLY does the lease you signed with the tenants say about parking? At this point I think it may help give you better advise --174.199.xx.xxx
Parking on lawn (by JEn [OH]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 1:10 PM
No parking on lawn
May only park in driveway
Any oil spills charge $100 per sq ft to clean.
Only registered vehicles from application may park in driveway.
Parking on lawn (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 1:10 PM
My lease charges an "inconvenience fee" of $40 for every Cure or Quit notice I have to post. From what I understand these fees are legal in my state.
It's too late to do this with these tenants but I would check into it for the next ones. And this should cover any situation where you have to post a C/Q so it makes it simple.
Parking on lawn (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 6:05 PM
Jen, Is this a situation where the street meets your property and they are parking off the edge of the road? Because at least around here the town/state owns X number of feet off the road whether thereís a sidewalk or not. Itís a common problem but there isnít much that can be done about it. It drives people nuts because they think itís ďtheir propertyĒ they mow it and maintain it, but itís the towns. If you have it written in your lease that they cannot park on the lawn and all your paperwork regarding the notice to quit and eviction were in order and the judge still wouldnít find in your favor, that must be infuriating. Are they otherwise good tenants? --71.248.xxx.xxx
Parking on lawn (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2019 2:09 PM
Use the existing rules and enforce them, get paid in next rent cycle. --76.188.xxx.xx
Parking on lawn (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 2:12 PM
MONTH TO MONTH...roaches need to be tossed from the roach motel.
i got $5 says this jack-ace had lots of other flags on his app that should have been warnings to you of his dirtbag ways --76.176.xxx.xxx
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