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How Many Times? (by melinda [MD]) Jun 8, 2021 4:31 PM
       How Many Times? (by melinda [MD]) Jun 8, 2021 4:32 PM
       How Many Times? (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 8, 2021 4:55 PM
       How Many Times? (by DJ [VA]) Jun 9, 2021 6:42 AM
       How Many Times? (by Smokowna [MD]) Jun 9, 2021 7:05 AM
       How Many Times? (by MC [PA]) Jun 9, 2021 8:30 AM
       How Many Times? (by PG [SC]) Jun 9, 2021 10:35 AM
       How Many Times? (by Vee [OH]) Jun 9, 2021 2:28 PM
       How Many Times? (by Wilma [PA]) Jun 9, 2021 8:27 PM
       How Many Times? (by MC [PA]) Jun 11, 2021 7:37 AM
       How Many Times? (by plenty [MO]) Jun 11, 2021 7:42 AM

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How Many Times? (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2021 4:31 PM

Tenant of almost one year keeps a really junked up front year and front porch.

We have decided to do an inspection, but have been rescheduled twice by the tenant. I am willing to give it one more try tomorrow. How many opportunities should this tenant have? First was postponed since she had to meet up with her ex. The second (today) was rescheduled due to her illness (fever and throwing up)

How Many Times? (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2021 4:32 PM

Front yard Not year

How Many Times? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2021 4:55 PM

I gave my tenants a 30 day notice of "Change of Terms of Tenancy". That after 30 days, if they keep on junking up the exterior with things given to them for free or stuff accumulated from dumpster diving, I would have a hauling company remove those items and bill the tenants for the removal.

One note, I told the tenants they can store stuff in the garage so long as it's not a health or fire hazard. The tenant then asked where should they park their car? I responded, "You saved a 17 year old broken dryer because the motor may be good. You could have tested the motor, removed the motor and sold the rest for scrap metal. But instead you put it in the back yard like it's gold. Well do you value a used motor more than your new Challenger"?

A five dollar motor over a $40,000 car!

How Many Times? (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 6:42 AM

You are right to be concerned the inside of the house is like that, too.

They do not want you to see it.

However, if you have not done an inspection since they moved in, it is overdue.

Post a 24 hour (or whatever is required in MD) notice to enter, then do it. They do not need to be home, but they may re-arrange their schedule to be there if they want to.

Inspect all plumbing, light fixtures, window glass, smoke detectors, etc, etc - and housekeeping as well. Then immediately give them the proper notice to cure all lease violations.

If there is still time ("almost a year") you can give notice of non-renewal if needed.

If their lease rolls over to monthly, that is good - because you can give notice of non-renewal in the next couple months as needed.

Of course, if this is not addressed in the current lease, add it! Then enforce it as above.

2 rules to remember:

1) The Landlord is in charge.

2) The Tenant is not.

How Many Times? (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 7:05 AM

If you suspect you will be in their home while they are away, make certain to take someone along with you.

How Many Times? (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 8:30 AM

Give the 30 days or whatever non renewal is allowed if you are not a fan of them. No reason needed. You will have piece of mind. In all fairness, I do have tenants who want to be there and I try to accommodate as they are all decent people.

Maybe give 2 options dates/times and let it be it. You can then say that you have given several options if they decide to pursue it. If my people don't trust me being present with a serviceperson, I got no business with them.

How Many Times? (by PG [SC]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 10:35 AM

The others have provided good step by step process.

I have dealt with hoarders/junkies before. If it were me I would push to get her out - clean up the mess - take it out of the SD and move on to the next renter. Trust me hoarders/junkies WILL NOT change.

I do not think you will be successful in getting the tenants to clean up the mess. She may be the exception

Note - Had a guy put a transmission under the front hedges. I told him to get rid of it. He moves it to the back yard and thought that was ok. I ended up evicting him.

This is to Encourage you to act quickly.

How Many Times? (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 2:28 PM

Hey tenant, we have a scrap dealer coming in 3 weeks to remove the stuff, they will pay you fair market value, if you clean it off before hand let us know so we can inspect.

How Many Times? (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 8:27 PM

Uh oh. That's hoarder stalling. (I have two extended family members like this - I know.) They have an emotional attachment, and will do anything to avoid dealing with this. Act within the limits of your lease and the laws of your state.

Oh, and don't call it an "inspection" - it's a "maintenance visit". which tenants find less threatening. Put that in your lease the next time, with specified intervals - it will save you much grief - and you can get in there frequently to see what's going on. --96.245.xx.xx

How Many Times? (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 7:37 AM


How Many Times? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 7:42 AM

Sometimes you just have to keep the date you set. Be firm. "I understand you want to reschedule but that doesn't work for me. I gave you written notice, and have changed the date twice. I will be there in XdateX as written on the notice i gave you a week ago. You don't have to be there for me to complete the inspection " the end. Keep repeating. Be firm. No more accommodating their wishes. Time to run your business. --172.56.xx.xx

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