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Tenants leaving (by Heidi [MA]) Jul 30, 2020 5:23 PM
       Tenants leaving (by Richard [MI]) Jul 30, 2020 5:32 PM
       Tenants leaving (by RR78 [VA]) Jul 30, 2020 6:14 PM
       Tenants leaving (by Steve [MA]) Jul 30, 2020 7:44 PM
       Tenants leaving (by Heidi [MA]) Jul 30, 2020 9:08 PM
       Tenants leaving (by Robert J [CA]) Jul 31, 2020 12:23 AM

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Tenants leaving (by Heidi [MA]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 5:23 PM

Tenants finally moving out- they were given a notice to quit in late February. They did not comply and have continued to stay and NIT pay rent. I was advised by our other tenant they were leaving. I reached out to them and surprisingly they replied they would be out By the end of the weekend of 8/9. Then the local electric company called and notified me these tenants have scheduled the electricity to be turned off 7/31. Is the electric being turned off enough to show abandonment and regain control of my property? --70.158.xxx.xx

Tenants leaving (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 5:32 PM

If elec is off, it is an emergency to me. All the food left in the refrig will quickly go bad. I'd give notice immediately and go in on 8/1 to check. If power is off, I'd assess and clean out refrig at minimum, prop door open to prevent mold.

Of course, if they steal/take the refrig it won't make a difference other than cleaning the leftover food you'll find, probably in the sink or on the floor.

In fact, you might go by and see if your refrig is still there. Stove too.


Tenants leaving (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 6:14 PM

So sounds like they will not be living there. But are going to take and extra 9 days to move what they dont need right away.

You really have to wait and go in and see what is there. --73.40.xx.xx

Tenants leaving (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 7:44 PM

What was the notice to quit for lease violation or was it actually a 14 day non payment notice? Did you actually take them to court before MA shut down the court system? Unless you have a court order IMO you'd be foolish to change any locks or do anything that hampers their use of the property until at least 08/10/2020. Since MA law doesn't really address abandonment do you have a lease clause about it?

I would NOT have the electricity placed in my name & if you already have an automatic revert to owner agreement with the electric company call first thing tomorrow & cancel it. You don't want to have them decide to stay & be using electricity on your dime.

If you don't mind sharing what part of MA is this rental located in? --71.174.xxx.xx

Tenants leaving (by Heidi [MA]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 9:08 PM

Notice to quit was because we were selling the home and the buyers requested it be vacant. We never made it up court due to the pandemic. Their lease expired and they were tenants at will. Property is in middleboro --68.116.xxx.x

Tenants leaving (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 12:23 AM

Here in Los Angeles, if a tenant has their power turned off and still resides in the rental, then it is the Landlord Responsibility to provide any necessary Utility -- Power, Water, Gas, Sewer and Trash Pick Up.

So if a tenants turns off power, it means nothing....not that they are going to move, but maybe cause me MORE TROUBLES.... --47.155.xx.xxx

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