new landlord (by Keith Curtis Koontz [AK]) Jan 16, 2021 3:43 PM|
new landlord (by NE [PA]) Jan 16, 2021 3:47 PM
new landlord (by Robert J [CA]) Jan 16, 2021 3:53 PM
new landlord (by Jkj [MA]) Jan 16, 2021 4:12 PM
new landlord (by plenty [MO]) Jan 16, 2021 4:34 PM
new landlord (by WMH [NC]) Jan 16, 2021 4:39 PM
new landlord (by Allym [NJ]) Jan 16, 2021 5:01 PM
new landlord (by Dee Ann [WI]) Jan 16, 2021 5:35 PM
new landlord (by Still Learning [NH]) Jan 16, 2021 7:18 PM
new landlord (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 17, 2021 1:32 AM
new landlord (by Nicole [PA]) Jan 17, 2021 1:22 PM
new landlord (by myob [GA]) Jan 18, 2021 11:38 AM
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new landlord (by Keith Curtis Koontz [AK]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 3:43 PM
What is the proper way to introduce your self to tenants who have lease and rental agreements for a property that you have just purchased? --206.174.xx.xx
new landlord (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 3:47 PM
Knock on the door. --70.44.xxx.xx
new landlord (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 3:53 PM
I'd have the realtor or manager or previous owner walk me around to each unit and introduce me as the new "Owner" or "Manager".
When I purchased a monster sized property, I made the Owner's daughter (known to all of the tenants) and realtor make an appointment with all of the tenants on a Saturday Morning for them to introduce me to the tenants.
Once there, I'd have the tenant confirm what they put on the estoppel -- especially about there being a pet.
Of if I have no cooperation, I obtain proof that I am the new owner of record. Meet each tenant and give them a welcome packet with the address and phone numbers, etc.
new landlord (by Jkj [MA]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 4:12 PM
ďHello, my name is Keith, Iím the new manager/owner. --174.242.xx.xxx
new landlord (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 4:34 PM
Hello my name is KEITH, Im the new Manager" I would send a letter of introduction and perhaps set a day that you will be on campus to leave a magnet with your contract information on, perhaps a little plant or other food gift. -- Decide if you want to be the MANAGER or the OWNER. AND CONTRAGULATIONS on your purchase!!! You may search on this Q&A for other information, also change your name to something else, perhaps KCK (AK) and I'll save you a seat at the convention. --172.58.xx.xxx
new landlord (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 4:39 PM
I first sent a letter of introduction, saying I knew they knew their place had been sold and here we are, and how to contact us. We then gradually knocked on doors (I forget really, it's been a while) and introduced ourselves.
Also, come up with another name. Don't use your full real name here, it's a public, open site and you don't want your tenants to find you talking about them LOL!
And you will talk about them as time goes on. --50.82.xxx.xxx
new landlord (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 5:01 PM
call first. Don't just knock on doors. Too much bad stuff going on. Actually, send a letter. --71.104.xx.xxx
new landlord (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 5:35 PM
Since I have only bought duplexes, not many to meet, one was a foreclosure so no tenants. I had already met the tenants when I viewed the properties, so I sent a letter with our names and contact info. reminding them that we met when we viewed the place.
Unfortunately we had to give notice to one set in each duplex to start rehabbing. Tough job since I liked all of them, but clearly some weren't taking care of where they were living. We gave notice in person, bringing something written. One of the guys helped me begin work on the place (an empty room) while he lived there. He had some experience and gave me some tips. --75.11.xx.xx
new landlord (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 7:18 PM
The first place we bought had valid leases so I met with them and asked to do a walkthrough with them. Discovered lights not working, a sump pump that had been hidden and not disclosed (inspector missed it too). Assured tenants their leases were valid and gave them my contact info. Also had to collect rent because the slumlord before me didnít bother to and had also let everyone use security deposits as previous monthís payment. The second only had 1 valid lease. Others were not signed, incorrect dates, etc so I introduced my self and left a packet that included the new lease and an intent to vacate form. We were moving to no pets so my lawyer made me add information on giving away animals. I explained that rent amounts would remain the same but it would be no pets so they could read the new lease, think about whether they wanted to stay or go and let me know the following week and I would pick up the signed paperwork. People with pets left and others stayed. I worked with the pet owners including refunding pro-rated rent if they left mid month because I wanted them gone. The Rottweiler group needed an extra month to find someone that would rent to them. --73.17.xx.xxx
new landlord (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 17, 2021 1:32 AM
First, check your state laws. MY state requires the SELLER to provide written notice that their deposit was transferred to the new owner,
and the BUYER must provide written notice that their deposit was received and still in effect, and new contact info.
Even if AK does not have such a law it's good business.
Intro: I send a letter with contact info for our office. For the safety of all our workers and mine!, we use only nicknames.
If you are new to this biz you will quickly learn that some renters and MANY applicants are dangerous people. Don't be afraid, just be smart.
I am never the OWNER because owners get shot by upset evictees. OWNERS are viewed as rich and taking advantage of the little guy.
I am their friendly MANAGER, just doing my job, the guy they can count on, who can ASK the owners. Sometimes the Manager has to tell them things they don't want to hear, things the company won't allow - again, just doing my job.
They will tell the MANAGER things they would never tell an OWNER. I LOVE IT when a resident tells me to talk to the owner.
(BTW Legally *I* am not the owner, the LLC or Trust or Corp is the owner. In the eyes of the law and the IRS I work for those owners.)
Sure they can look up the name of the owner on public records but you go by Joe, so no match, and your tires don't get knifed.
Start off right and keep your mouth shut. It only takes ONE baddie to ruin your life. You might be a big bad dude with a gun but they will go around you and attack your family.
new landlord (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Jan 17, 2021 1:22 PM
For 40+ years on every occupied building I've purchased I've had the seller take me around to meet the tenants and introduce me. I hand them a letter & refrigerator magnet with contact info.
I've quit doing this but I used to give them a two-sided paper. One side asked for things that NEEDED to be taken care or right away. The other side asked for things they WANTED. I've been purchasing a better quality building the past several years so it's not as much of an issue as it used to be.
Their answers were always amazing. No door locks, pliers instead of shower knobs, cardboard in windows and they'd say everything was fine !!! --72.70.xxx.xxx
new landlord (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2021 11:38 AM
The best way is for the seller to make a foam letter (that you approve) and given to you at the closing. Hand deliver each to every door.
Your intro letter should be in a separate envelope with your business cards and info for them.
Any questions? Please call the office we'll be happy to speak with you. --99.103.xxx.xxx
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