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GA landlord question (by Homer [TX]) Jun 10, 2019 3:22 PM
       GA landlord question (by Dave [MO]) Jun 10, 2019 3:49 PM
       GA landlord question (by Lynx [GA]) Jun 10, 2019 5:01 PM
       GA landlord question (by myob [GA]) Jun 10, 2019 5:10 PM
       GA landlord question (by Homer [TX]) Jun 10, 2019 5:12 PM
       GA landlord question (by myob [GA]) Jun 10, 2019 5:15 PM
       GA landlord question (by Homer [TX]) Jun 10, 2019 5:21 PM
       GA landlord question (by myob [GA]) Jun 10, 2019 5:38 PM
       GA landlord question (by Lynx [GA]) Jun 10, 2019 5:40 PM
       GA landlord question (by Homer [TX]) Jun 10, 2019 5:54 PM
       GA landlord question (by MikeA [TX]) Jun 10, 2019 6:42 PM
       GA landlord question (by Lynx [GA]) Jun 10, 2019 9:49 PM
       GA landlord question (by Homer [TX]) Jun 10, 2019 11:31 PM

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GA landlord question (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 3:22 PM
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My mom and dad were / are long time landlords in ga, sfh and a small mobile home park. Mom died last year, and she was the brains of the operation. My dad is well aged and is trying to handle on his own, so I am trying to help with a letter to a tenant. This tenant in the park owns the home, rents the lot. He moved in about 7 months ago. He has been bring junk- construction type leftovers, and some furniture and storing in the yard behind the trailer. He is the last trailer in the park. Dad has talked with him multiple times and the guy promised to clean and remove junk but never does. This is a clear violation of the county zoning to which I refer in the letter I am composing. I am thinking of giving the guy 30

Days to clean up, then start a daily fine of $10 per day. I know 30 days is long, but want to appear very fair if we ever see a judge. What are yíalls thoughts on my time line and the daily fine? I typically donít have to deal with class F tenants on my rentals, most of my houses in Texas are Class C, in a A+ town. --75.141.xxx.xxx




GA landlord question (by Dave [MO]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 3:49 PM
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Does the lease cover these type of violations?

Not sure about trailer park laws regarding rent and ownership. Here I would send out a violation with a lease paragraph of the violation to fix in 30 days or vacate, and evict it not remedied by deadline. --108.243.xxx.xx




GA landlord question (by Lynx [GA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 5:01 PM
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Is there a lease? If so, does it say anything about keeping the place clean and free of debris? Assuming it does, give him a cure or quit notice. If there is no lease, he is automatically on a month-to-month, and you'll need to give him 60 days. In which case, I'd draft the letter as a 60-day notice to vacate, but I would tell him verbally that you will rescind the vacate notice if, within 30 days, he cleans up the "stuff" and makes it look presentable to your father's satisfaction. --99.122.xx.xxx




GA landlord question (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 5:10 PM
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I don't have MH's. Most countries have what's called CODE ENFORCEMENT a division of the police department. I never have a problem calling them on tenants but you have to be aware the citation (first it's a warning) goes to the property owner. So some caution is in order. The violation you mention warrants a CURE NOTICE and right away. Would make that time frame 10 to 15 days to cure or the lease-- whether rental or land lease will be terminated. Would suggest if your serious about this -- do the one day signed receipt (cost is 24.00)

I have had to threaten lease ending/termination but almost 100% of the time the "code" people take the bull by the horns. --99.103.xxx.xxx




GA landlord question (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 5:12 PM
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Yes, there is s lease, but I have not seen it myself. Dad canít operate the fax. ). I quoted the county zoning guidelines in my letter I am working on. I would think that would override a lease that may or may not have debris language in it. --75.141.xxx.xxx




GA landlord question (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 5:15 PM
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where is it? if it's by me I would go look for you. --99.103.xxx.xxx




GA landlord question (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 5:21 PM
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MYOB, itís about 50 miles north of your area. I have suggested calling code, I have done that on myself numerous times. Works well for me, but in Dads park being the lowest class possible, we donít want code in there. So do you think for ga just to give a notice to cure, and then file eviction when not cured? I was thinking fine might be best, then when he pays rent apply that money to the fine then evict for unpaid rent. --75.141.xxx.xxx




GA landlord question (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 5:38 PM
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Gotta give him a chance to "make whole" to CURE. Then NOTICE to terminate lease.

If your 50 miles North Of me your up in Cumming and Alpharetta area. They have strict code on trash but not much good on farm animals like chickens etc..

About code people. They don't answer phones. Well they answer but only certain hours. So you leave a message about the address your calling about and your call back number. As you say you don't want to poke the bear too much so I get that.

Homer have you tried calling the tenant yourself--? let them know your calling code? Most in MHP's don't want cops in their neighborhood and I would be sure to let tenant know that everyone will know "they" (cops) came there because of HIM. Mention how the neighbors wouldn't appreciate that. Do you have any neighbor's numbers you can call? --99.103.xxx.xxx




GA landlord question (by Lynx [GA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 5:40 PM
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Does the lease establish your authority to fine? If so, you plan may work. If not, the judge may have problems with your shorting the guy's rent with a fine. --99.122.xx.xxx




GA landlord question (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 5:54 PM
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Looks like I am going have to have Dad mail me a copy off the lease.

MYOB. I actually talked to the code department today, so I could get an ordinance to quote. I did not share the location with them, or my name. Here I am in Tx trying to help, and Dad has plenty of family within a few miles of him, but he won't ask them for help. His head is still spinning over losing Mom. She handled everything office related, and he handled repairs and maintenance. Just goes to show we all need a good plan in place for when our number is called, so our mates don't get lost in trying to take care of properties. I haven't spoken with the tenant, I think it would undermine Dad if I did. --75.141.xxx.xxx




GA landlord question (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 6:42 PM
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It might be time to consider turning it over to a management company, he can still do the maintenance if he feels like it but it would get him out of the hassle of doing the office work. --50.26.xx.xxx




GA landlord question (by Lynx [GA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 9:49 PM
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Was it titled in just your mother's name? If so, now might be a good time to sell, when the market is hot and the cost basis would rise to the value at the time of her passing. If your dad is also on title, holding until his passing should save a good bit of taxes. Unless, of course, the money is needed now or your dad still enjoys puttering around with the maintenance activities. --99.122.xx.xxx




GA landlord question (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 11:31 PM
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Lynx, it is titled in dads name. This is on some land that we will never sell. My great grand mother originally bought it in 1918. It produced cotton for decades back in the day. So itís family land I will eventually own. Once that happens, Iíll close the trailer park. It has been producing cash since 1983 via cheap trailers, but I prefer single family homes. Iíll have to sell my houses in Texas and come back to Ga and live amongst the pines. --75.141.xxx.xxx



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