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Zero Tolerance ? (by Roy [AL]) Jan 8, 2021 9:06 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by NE [PA]) Jan 8, 2021 9:30 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by NE [PA]) Jan 8, 2021 9:45 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Dee Ann [WI]) Jan 8, 2021 10:00 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Roy [AL]) Jan 8, 2021 10:02 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Roy [AL]) Jan 8, 2021 10:14 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by NE [PA]) Jan 8, 2021 10:21 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Roy [AL]) Jan 8, 2021 10:56 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by razorback_tim [AR]) Jan 8, 2021 11:00 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by NE [PA]) Jan 8, 2021 11:09 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 8, 2021 11:14 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jan 8, 2021 11:26 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by LisaFL [FL]) Jan 8, 2021 11:28 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Roy [AL]) Jan 8, 2021 11:29 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 8, 2021 11:30 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jan 8, 2021 11:35 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Roy [AL]) Jan 8, 2021 11:36 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Lynn [MA]) Jan 8, 2021 11:38 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by NE [PA]) Jan 8, 2021 11:49 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by LisaFL [FL]) Jan 8, 2021 11:51 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by NE [PA]) Jan 8, 2021 11:52 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Roy [AL]) Jan 8, 2021 11:54 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Dave [MO]) Jan 8, 2021 11:57 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Dee Ann [WI]) Jan 8, 2021 12:22 PM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by RB [MI]) Jan 8, 2021 12:27 PM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by S i d [MO]) Jan 8, 2021 1:11 PM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Roy [AL]) Jan 8, 2021 1:16 PM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by gevans [SC]) Jan 8, 2021 1:54 PM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by myob [GA]) Jan 8, 2021 3:11 PM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by RentsDue [MA]) Jan 8, 2021 3:14 PM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by LisaFL [FL]) Jan 8, 2021 3:49 PM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by myob [GA]) Jan 8, 2021 4:24 PM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Robert J [CA]) Jan 8, 2021 4:48 PM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by LisaFL [FL]) Jan 8, 2021 4:52 PM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Cat [WI]) Jan 9, 2021 12:31 AM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Wilma [PA]) Jan 9, 2021 1:33 PM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Vee [OH]) Jan 9, 2021 5:31 PM
       Zero Tolerance ? (by Lynn [MA]) Jan 10, 2021 9:53 AM
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Zero Tolerance ? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 9:06 AM
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If you had a Zero Tolerance rent paying policy before the Covid pandemic hit,...did the pandemic change your ZT policy in any way? Are you more lenient now with slow paying tenants? Or should you be?

I have just one slow paying tenant right now. She only pays rent after I post a 7-day Pay or Quit notice on her door. This has been going on for 6 months and my patience is wearing thin. Her is lease is coming up for renewal soon too. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 9:30 AM
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No landlord in their right mind would be less lenient, Roy. --70.44.xxx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 9:45 AM
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*more lenient. --70.44.xxx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 10:00 AM
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I agree with NE.

My lease requires rent to be in my bank or hands the day BEFORE the 1st of the month it is for. Half are on Zelle payments; half checks. Checks are deposited on 1st of the month, but can be sent/dropped off at any time or written for the entire year with the month they are for, dated for the 1st.

Do you have a line of communication with her other than notes?

If you decide to keep her, change your policy/lease with her. If still late, post notice earlier if your state allows. Make her month to month if she is not already. --75.11.xx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 10:02 AM
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NE,

Yes, but who is in their right mind now? The pandemic has turned traditional LLing upside down. Out of my 16 tenants who still pay by the due date, maybe I should be thank-full that I only have one slow payer. Slow paying here means 2-3 weeks and NOT 2-3 MONTHS or longer.

Today, I am posting another P/Q notice on her door. I can not text it or e-mail it,...it has to be posted on the door.

--68.63.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 10:14 AM
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Dee Ann,

You still accept personal checks? You are brave.

All I am trying to do is decide if my slow paying tenant is worth keeping or not. Maybe I should have a talk with her and see if that would get her to pay on the 1st. I do know she lost her job last summer due to the pandemic shut-down. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 10:21 AM
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I disagree. Traditional landlording remains the same for the most part. Add in tighter screening before they get in and playing chess to get them out when they try the covid scam on you.

You're posting POQ's, what's the big deal? You're still getting paid. I sucked several years worth of above market rent out of a deadbeat in a dump of an apartment a few years ago doing somewhat the same. Financially well worth the headache. --70.44.xxx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 10:56 AM
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Lets get back to my primary question here,...are YOU now lenient with your tenants rent paying habits now that Covid is here and is not going to disappear anytime soon?

--68.63.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 11:00 AM
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As a general rule, no.

I had one tenant that was impacted by covid. They provided a copy of the test results. I waived late fees until they went back to work. It's possible I've had others affected and haven't even known it.

If I have someone else that can document that they were affected, I would treat them accordingly.

But to be lenient just because covid is here - no way.

--98.174.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 11:09 AM
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Are you looking to be lenient due to this or just asking in general?

For me, no. It never even crossed my mind to have a pulse in my cold dead heart over this. --70.44.xxx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 11:14 AM
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I like the question and the responses so far.

My tenant pays with automatic bill pay from his bank. The USPS has been backlogged. I normally receive the check in the mail a few days before the first. This time I did not receive it when I normally do and so I texted my tenant and informed him that he may want to check on it and so he did. He even texted me a copy of the banks transaction showing where it was set to be to me on a certain date and he also found out that they mailed it on a certain date and so verifying my suspicion that this was a USPS problem. He told me that if it had not come by the first that he would go get me a cashiers check and cancel that one. I told him that that was fine but reminded him that the first was New Years Day and so they would be closed. He said that he would go Saturday and get me the check. Now, keep in mind that I have not asked him to do this but to just check on it and this is a holiday and weekend. When Saturday arrived he actually drove to his bank and of course they were closed, which I informed him they probably would be. He then texted me that they were indeed closed. I told him thank you for his efforts and that we would just wait till Monday as that is technically the due date of the rent before any late charges would apply because of the holiday weekend. That's right, I told him that. Mutual respect and honesty works great. Notice that I also mentioned late charges applying as to kind of stress a zero tolerance effect RESPECTFULLY. We both knew that the USPS was the problem and that that was not either one of our faults.Monday arrived and the mail ran and then I texted him that I still had not received the check. He went during lunch and got me a check and cancelled the other one. I was paid on time.

The reason I told you that was because I think that you should talk to your tenant as you mentioned because without communication and respect you will get no where. Now, you may not get anywhere anyway but then you will know if you would or not and you may get a better idea of the situation and you can see your house all at the same time.

I hope this works for you. --73.120.xx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 11:26 AM
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Roy, how are evictions being handled in your area?

There is no change here, so I can get a tenant out just like always, unless they meet the federal guidelines for the covid stay of execution.

I'd rather have a vacancy than a tenant who isn't paying and I don't like stress, so I get right after tenants who try to pay late. Get it fixed or get it over with and don't drag it out.

I have made a Covid adjustment. I have not raised rent on my excellent tenants. They can all afford to buy a house and I don't want them to ponder upon moving now instead of later. I don't enjoy the search for a new tenant and even more than usual, I don't want to go through a vacancy right now.

But that doesn't mean I wouldn't toss out any tenant who thinks they can stop paying. --76.178.xx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 11:28 AM
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No, I am not lenient. If you donít pay as agreed Iím giving you notice and selling the house. So far itís worked great. They know I mean business and they know there wonít find a better deal than they have now.

I canít allow their problems to become my problems. --75.89.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 11:29 AM
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NE,

Before the Covid, I had a strict ZT policy on any tenant did not pay my rent and late fees by the 7th day of the month. My lease is clear on this. After Covid hit and tenants were losing their jobs due to government mandated shut-down, I had to sit back and re-evaluate my ZT policy.

At the time, the governor put an eviction moratorium in place which lasted 2 months. The moratorium was lifted on July 1st but be could re-instated at any time.

Due to Covid, I am not enforcing my hefty late fees but I still expect my rent to be paid by the 7th day. (P/Q's always get posted on the 8th day).

--68.63.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 11:30 AM
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Terms on the lease have not changed......

I am more willing to work with someone who is genuinely trying to muddle through this mess. Absolutely. But they have to create a plan to make this work for all parties. If that means taking two half payments instead of collecting rent at one time - it isn't that big of a deal.

Asking for a hand out, refusing to pay or not having an action plan are not an option. In some cases that means I need to guide them into the correct answer. If they are in a position where they can't pay, can't get help paying and there isn't assistance group to help them - You absolutely need to let them know that they can't live there.

I frankly think only an idiot would act in manner that would force them to stay. I have been allowing folks to wash out and I have waived ETF if I am able to get the place back broom clean on a specific day. It is true that I am losing fee income, but I am doing so in manner to reduce my other turn over expenses.

I guess this is a question everyone needs to ask themselves - is ZT a loss mitigation strategy? If someone has a pattern of not following the lease, you need to train them. If they are not trainable, they need to go elsewhere. I do like NE posting about traditional Land lording. --24.101.xxx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 11:35 AM
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Roy, she has not straightened out with the pay or quit notices. That has always tuned my late payers right up. It's been going on for six months, so it isn't going to get any better.

My suggestion is to non-renew her. Try again, hope to replace her with a better tenant. Screen extra carefully.

The only other thing I can thing of is that maybe her money isn't arriving until the 7th or 8th. If everything else about her is perfect, then you could prorate her rent around so she is due on the 8th.

If she has not communicated for the 6 months that you have been giving pay or quits, that probably won't solve the problem, but you could look into it. --76.178.xx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 11:36 AM
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LisaFL,

Are you serious about the selling the house or is that just what you tell them to get your rent paid? --68.63.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Lynn [MA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 11:38 AM
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ZT is nice but I have someone who hasn't paid since last February. I don't even have a trial date. COVID has definitely changed thing and we are forced to be more flexible because they can stop paying you all together. I have one, what If the 2 or 3 other slow payers just stop paying all together? Even if your lease hasn't changed the rules have changed. --66.30.xx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 11:49 AM
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You're moratorium is over, get back to business. ASAP! --70.44.xxx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 11:51 AM
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Roy,

Iím serious. Over the last three years Iíve sold roughly three a year. My tenants know Iíve been selling and plan to do so when they move. So itís not an ideal threat.

That being said if I had a perfect replacement tenant standing by (has happened) of if the market changed it doesnít mean I wouldnít change my mind.

But literally my market has a severe shortage of rentals and those that come available are higher priced. Iím lower priced due to having longer term tenants and our market has just gone crazy over the last few years.

That being said I probably misspoke. If someone came to me due to Covid related job loss and needed to break the lease early (although Iíve kept most on month-to-month now) Iíd likely waive the early termination fee and just be glad theyíre responsible enough to move if they canít pay.

And I did allow one to switch to twice a month payments without increasing the rent for that privilege (just split it in half). I have 22 left and not a one has missed a payment or even paid late since this started. --75.89.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 11:52 AM
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Lynn. A non payer since February (11 months ago) is your problem. Not a covid problem, not a moratorium problem.

I know this isn't fireside Kumbaya like a lot of folks here prefer, but I have no sympathy for you. --70.44.xxx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 11:54 AM
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Thank-you Lynn in MA. Now we are getting down to the meat and potatoes of my question,...Covid has changed things but has it changed YOU in any way?

Lynn,...can I assume you have filed for eviction? Why no trial date? Are your courts back-logged? --68.63.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Dave [MO]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 11:57 AM
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No, I'm not less lenient.

In November had a tenant text me and said rent is going to be a week late, she had to help her kids pay rent.

(China Virus) I text her back and said she should have paid hers rent first and then paid the kids on the 7th. So, I

Text her a 3 day pay or vacate notice and she text me back your all business. Yes, all business. I got paid that Friday.

Been zero tolerance from the beginning. --173.47.xxx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 12:22 PM
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Roy, no I haven't had to be lenient. Even when one tenant thought he might have COVID but test had not come back yet, he made it over to pay me, but not on my insistence.

I asked if you had a line of communication with her; was going to suggest you talk to her as others here have. I do understand you must post your notice.

Knowing that she lost her job due to the pandemic changes what I would do with her as she's been paying, albeit late. Having a solid line of communication with all but one of my tenants, I would talk with her and even help her with supplying, filling out, etc. COVID forms for relief or finding/suggesting other available help. When COVID hit I sent out a list of local sources of help for rent, food, etc.

As for accepting checks, I accept rent any way that is convenient to get it on time. My tenants are my customers; good customers are hard to find. Customer service is a part of my business, helping my customers is part of customer service and good communication helps me provide good customer service. --75.11.xx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 12:27 PM
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No changes.

Go ahead, give me a reason to sell / work my exit plan.

My Tenants are all on their best behaviors,

and I'm about ready to draw a straw. (Next)

By the way, what happened to you and your Accountant

deciding to sell one rental a year ? Fact or Fiction ? --199.192.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 1:11 PM
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No, I have not changed my policy. Pre-Covid, if a tenant was having problems paying rent, I gave them the option to go on a weekly or bi-weekly payment plan to avoid piling up late fees and risking eviction. I still do that the same, and being flexible like this is part of our established policy which earns me more rent.

Imagine a grocery store that only sold soda by the case of 24 rather than 6 packs, 12 packs, and 2 liter bottles. IF someone doesn't have money for the case of 24, that store sells no soda today. But soda is soda and money is money. As long as they PAY for what they WANT, I'm happy to sell rent in chunks that make that possible.

What I have never tolerated and still do not tolerate (ZT!) is "shoplifters" who try to stay and not pay anything. Fortunately, I live and invest in a state that still recognizes property rights and gives me the necessary means to enforce our contract via eviction. If I did not, I would probably cash out and invest in something else.

--107.216.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 1:16 PM
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RB,

You must have good memory,...that conversation with my CPA over selling a house was years ago! It was his suggestion only but anytime I sell a house, it is always my decision and not his. And I have sold 2 houses this year mainly because the selling market was good and I wanted to use the money to become debt free. I still have my home mortgage but everything business wise has a zero balance now.

BTW, I do not have an exit plan,..so far I have never needed one. I love this business and it will take something much more devastating than Covid to get me to sell everything at one time. I ready to go house shopping again. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 1:54 PM
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We only have ten doors. But COVID has not affected our rent payments at all.

Most of our tenants are military and therefore have not missed a single paycheck. The few who are civilians have not asked for any relief, and have all paid on time.

We sold one a couple months ago because the market is smoking hot. If one came empty today we would list it for sale. But I'm not kicking anyone out so I can sell...yet. --69.80.xx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 3:11 PM
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With 63 SFH's and known credit scores no more than 600 in almost all cases--- yes we are 100% more lenient. It does us no good to kick people out who won't move out cause they have no money to move and a court that's closed.

Of course since opening in 1986 we've never had ZERO tolerance. I have mad a small fortunate on everything to do with rent. I work rent and people like hot tar on the prison roof. AND love doing it.

It's us against them and their 1000 reason why they can't pay. I have 1001 reason they need to pay.

Hard ball right now is asinine. You have no where to go with it. I'm carrying about 6 to 8 on average asking for splits etc.. On the first. Our policy day one-- which we sent to every tenant in a letter. Should you have a rough spot-- we can do 1/2 your rent on the first- half of the balance by the 10th and the other on the 20th. If you call us to arrange we will waive late fees and there will be no court action filed.

As an example right now the 8th. I have one who's on a consent order from the court. So if she farts wrong we can file for set out-- I need patience for that one. We have the one where the guy passed away and sister is dug in tile Feb she says-- we have filed for dipso anyway. Have one or two who have some small balances but keep in mind the 10th has come yet but they have paid half.

I love the chance to work my brain to figure out how to keep people in the rental. Not give away the farm at least. Letting renters know they aren't going to hit the streets is our pay back.

Sounds corny but keep in mind I can be ruthless when it comes to judgments and collection.

If you are NT no tolerance ZERO-- during this time --- well I don't see you keeping 100's of units going and solvent. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 3:14 PM
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Iím being realistic. The COVID card could bankrupt me right now..It could do that to any of us. Instead, Iím getting every dime. I know where I live- if my rentals were elsewhere I would feel differently. Most of mine are ClearNow so they are coming in like clockwork. Sometimes someone has a delay . One is late every month , but does pay. She is MTM so I can end tenancy. If I do that she will probably just stop paying at all. I have zero tolerance for things like property destruction, violence , and liability risks. Iím not making any less . --75.133.xxx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 3:49 PM
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Myob-

This is true for you but not for everyone. You cater to tenants more prone to issues. You end up having to be more flexible. Thatís not everyone.

I donít want to offer extensive flexibility so I cater to tenants who arenít likely to require it. I am down to 22 units from 34. I havenít had any issues with anyone. The only change I made for one tenant is to allow her to pay twice a month with no up charge for doing so.

I donít have any minimum wage workers or those with lower credit scores. My standards are higher so they wouldnít ever qualify. Iím glad for that now and donít have to deal with this mess.

The worst I could see any of my tenants doing is asking to break a lease early if they couldnít pay or ask to get a roommate if they found themselves struggling. I donít think I have a single one who would expect me to house them for free. I never say never but so far so good. --75.89.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 4:24 PM
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Lisa FL no I don't cater to THOSE type tenants--- THEY are my tenant pool. My property's are just south of Atlanta. Not in Buck head or Marietta or Cumming and Forsyth county.

Our clients are working class all the way as was I. I could never have so many rentals had I just done the clients you describe. When purchasing in the beginning we used the McDonald's business model for .01 profit on burgers. We wanted quantity.

We needed to be proactive with tenants and that has paid off big time. Never threatening always stressing working through this together. Not to get greedy or take advantage of the situation. We gave our commitment to that as did they. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 4:48 PM
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I buy older apartment buildings built prior to 1978, so they are under rent control. Being miss managed by their former owners, I have to "work" with these tenants to get the rents paid close to the 1st of each month. Many have to wait until they receive their social security check to make payment.

My brother, a MBA and CPA, laughed at me for letting my tenants get away with murder -- paying a few days late. I explained that if I had to evict, the process would take 3 or 4 months and I'd have to re-hab the unit to find a new quality tenant. So 4 months without rent, attorney costs and the cost to rehab, looking at $10,000 a unit. Multiply that by 10 units in a property, $100,000 down the drain.

I'd rather evict those who don't pay and let a few pay as they go along. Half of the rent by the 5th and the balance by the 15th of the month.

--47.155.xx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2021 4:52 PM
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MYOB,

Right. But you do cater to those type of tenants and thatís why they are your tenant pool. You provide what those tenants can afford and will accept. And your requirements are such that they qualify for your rentals. Thus they are your tenant pool.

The less stable the jobs, the lower the income and credit requirements are the less stable tenants you get. Nothing wrong with that at all. And indeed it requires more landlord flexibility.

To cater to simply means:

to provide what is wanted or needed.

Not everyone caters to those kind of tenants. Zero tolerance works for them. So you canít say it doesnít work or imply you are a fool for having a zero tolerance policy because different things work for different business models. --75.89.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Cat [WI]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 12:31 AM
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I have changed a little but haven't had to change much.

I had one tenant who lost his job and just kept getting more and more backed up in bills. His identity had been stolen after someone got ahold of his social security number. He asked me if I could furnish a statement that he lived in my unit for the past couple years as someone down south had run up some bills on him after they got his SS. He paid his rent in November but told me he just could not pay December so he moved out mid November, even though he had paid the full month rent. He also cleaned pretty well. Had two stains on the carpet when he said he spilled juice. I paid a cleaning lady to come in and shampoo the carpets and touch up the rest of the 1 bedroom cleaning. She only charged $60 which I took out of the deposit for the stains in the carpet and carpet cleaning. Charged him 1/2 of December rent out of security deposit. He did get some returned to him though. Wanted to be fair.

I still don't have a tenant in there but also know I did not have to evict him in December or January when he couldn't pay. He was not always on time when he lived there but he always called me a few days before rent was due to let me know he had to make 2 payments that month (which I offered after his paycheck would sometimes be short to pay the full month rent or was going to be a few days late. When he said he would send the rent, it was there when he said it would be. Not a perfect tenant but still tried his best.

Then I have this other tenant that I started eviction on today. Filed the papers after she was still in unit after 30 day non renewal notice. Says she will be out next week but she never tells the truth so still filed paperwork. She also said she changed the locks on me. Hopefully on Jan 25th when I go to court. She will get evicted. If she does move out next week, I will still sue for eviction costs, back rent, etc.

I am fortunate in that the other 12 tenants are paying on time or even before due date. --50.105.xxx.xxx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 1:33 PM
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Just slightly lenient, and only with one tenant. He always pays, but sometimes a day or two late. He's my drama-free, low-impact on the dwelling, long-term renter. That, plus the fact that he was officially retired from his second career with a military sub-contractor (first was in military) - and responded immediately to the call to return to the second career because he was an essential worker - makes me willing to cut him a little slack.

His doing 60+ hours a week to assist in our country's security during a pandemic, plus traveling at an hour's notice when something goes awry out of town, makes me willing to get paid a little late once in a while.

--96.245.xx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 5:31 PM
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Nothing has changed in the contract between the parties, I would ask if she needs me to complete an application for rent assistance from one of the hundred or so you likely have to help the tenant - but no I am not filing it out first. --23.125.xxx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by Lynn [MA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2021 9:53 AM
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NE

This is my problem no doubt. I couldnít file a court case until the end of October because of the state moratorium. Courts are still processing cases pre-moratorium. So please tell me how this isnít a covid and eviction moratorium related. In your infinite wisdom what would you do? --71.184.xxx.xx




Zero Tolerance ? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2021 9:56 AM
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Lynn, I would get creative and not be a victim. My infinite wisdom tells me that it's my property and they have zero credibility when it comes to these moratoriums, because they are not scientifically-based. They are political-based. So you are welcome to comply yourself right in the bankruptcy. Have fun with it. I on the other hand will not go your path. --70.44.xxx.xx



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