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Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by JJ [FL]) Jan 24, 2022 12:01 AM
       Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by Richard [MI]) Jan 24, 2022 7:05 AM
       Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by JJ [FL]) Jan 24, 2022 8:01 AM
       Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by Ken [NY]) Jan 24, 2022 8:18 AM
       Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by JJ [FL]) Jan 24, 2022 8:47 AM
       Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by Roy [AL]) Jan 24, 2022 8:59 AM
       Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by JJ [FL]) Jan 24, 2022 9:32 AM
       Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by SHAUN [FL]) Jan 24, 2022 11:01 AM
       Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by JJ [FL]) Jan 24, 2022 12:44 PM
       Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 24, 2022 9:12 PM
       Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by JJ [FL]) Jan 24, 2022 10:28 PM

Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by JJ [FL]) Posted on: Jan 24, 2022 12:01 AM

State Specific Question About: FLORIDA (FL)

Tenant had been given 30-day notice to vacate by Feb. 1 (which was actually longer, as I had told him verbally months prior). This is a continuing thread. He yells at me if I call via cell phone as he doesn't like radio waves. I emailed him and told him he could have more time if he needed it. He never responded, but that's fairly typical, though we have formed somewhat of an odd friendship. He is now early 70s, and I have wondered over the decade if he is possibly bipolar. Driving past condo a few days ago, I checked to see if I saw any signs of moving happening because, again, he doesn't respond to me. Garage door was open, and his truck was gone. Hmmm, now what? Is he that angry that he just moved out and left the place open? I'm standing in driveway trying to figure out what to do, and he comes running out with arms flailing, yelling that my boyfriend was dead inside. I happened to be on phone with boyfriend as tenant is yelling this. Then he said maybe he had a bad dream. Then he starts screeching, "Come in! Come here! Come here!" I get in car and leave, as it appears he's having some sort of psychotic break. My boyfriend calls cops and asks them to meet us over there. They speak to him and determine that though he may have something else going on, it appears that he has dementia/Alzheimer's, and he told them he is on several meds. He also told them that he would be out "by Monday," meaning, apparently, tomorrow. Friends and family do not want me to reach out to him because of his mental state. I feel compassion but am worried about everyone who might possibly be involved now with this condo. Could this turn into another Boca? Should I not sell or rent to anyone for several months while things cool down? Can I check on the property tomorrow night to make sure it's secured even though he legally can be there till Feb. 1st? Friends say do not approach until the first of Feb., and be sure to bring a cop with me. I always had the fear that this would not end well, and here we are. Sorry this is so lengthy.

Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jan 24, 2022 7:05 AM

Yes, take a cop with you. Explain it is because of his condition and erratic behavior. You don't want to have to defend yourself if it goes bad. Let the cop deal with him. --75.7.xx.xx

Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by JJ [FL]) Posted on: Jan 24, 2022 8:01 AM

I hate to have another police car show up at that condo, but erratic is a good way to describe this person. You never know what you're going to get. Now that he is officially "scary," I don't know how I can even think of selling the place for a while till the situation is less volatile. Has anyone else dealt with someone like this? Many thanks for your input, Richard. I guess I should wait till the first and call for backup.

Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jan 24, 2022 8:18 AM

You told him by email that you will give him more time to get out so as far as i am concerned you have to start the eviction over if he says anything. I would wait till the first to show up,with a cop would be a good idea.In the meantime stop talking to him.Once i had possession i would change locks and repair as needed and rerent or sell as soon as the unit is ready

Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by JJ [FL]) Posted on: Jan 24, 2022 8:47 AM

I have verbalized the desire to him to get out of the landlord business (as I realize I'm not good at it). He wasn't hearing it. As someone on Mr. L recommended, I then verbalized the 30-day notice, and I backed it up with a USPS letter. I didn't have it certified, as I felt that might trip his trigger. Here's where I'm stuck: I feel a moral obligation to tell anyone (realtor, potential buyer, whomever) who might want to be involved in this unit that I'm concerned about retaliation -- again, the Boca realtor tragedy, though I don't know all the facts). Thank you, Ken, for your input and confirming that I need to wait till the first! I guess that might seem obvious to all of you, but right now, maybe due to nerves, nothing is clear to me.

Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jan 24, 2022 8:59 AM


I hope we don't hear your name on CNN one day as a FL LL who got shot by an irate and unstable tenant. It happens. Yes, get a cop to help you deal with this nutcase.

Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by JJ [FL]) Posted on: Jan 24, 2022 9:32 AM

If you hear it, hopefully it's from CNN, cuz then it's probably "fake news" you, Roy! I hope you don't mind me trying to crack a joke in the midst of something extremely unfunny. If a joke right now seems odd, maybe it's a sign that I'm coming unglued.

Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by SHAUN [FL]) Posted on: Jan 24, 2022 11:01 AM


Your Tenant's erratic behavior, though scary and emotionally upsetting is not your primary concern.

All communication needs to be in writing and sent via certified mail. In these type of situations, you should be in a CYA mode. You need to protect yourself "legally", as well as physically and emotionally. Do not go to the property without a police escort. Once the property is clear and you are there by yourself, keep doors and windows locked and protection in your pocket.

I know I sound cold. A few years ago I dealt with a "cookoo". Sent me 39 threating emails/videos in less that 48 hours. I turned him over to my attorney, who also notified and put the Sheriff's Department on stand by.

Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by JJ [FL]) Posted on: Jan 24, 2022 12:44 PM

Is there such a thing as a Pulitzer Prize for websites? Because should be nominated if there is! I am so grateful to all of you for helping me realize that this is, in fact, as dire as I thought. But I'm getting foggy, which I tend to do when I'm stressed out. Shaun, very shocking and helpful to see how quickly things can unravel -- "less than 48 hours." Yikes. I'm wondering if by having already had the police at the condo, if that may have helped burn out the flame? On the other hand, I suppose it may have fueled it, too. My tenant is a very smart guy -- I've often said he's too smart for his own good. When he was in his good mode, I liked him and had great reverence for his intelligence. When he hung screens up from the curtains to keep EMFs from coming in the windows, it did feel a wee bit like maybe I should start looking for dead bodies. But I persisted because though I could see him many times "switch modes," I generally found him interesting. Like many individuals these days, though, he doesn't have many people in his life, (1), so I didn't want to turn him away. This is probably TMI, but now I'd like to remodel the kitchen in the little house I'm living in and need some money. Hey, what great timing! The market is up! Finally, JJ's ship is going to come in! Er... once again, it appears that ship has sailed. THIS is why I keep my beginner's guide to Buddhism around :) Maybe this is all an illusion? THANK YOU!

Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 24, 2022 9:12 PM

I know what you are doing, I do it all the time. You are over thinking it.

Called 9-1-1 on tenant (by JJ [FL]) Posted on: Jan 24, 2022 10:28 PM

AHAHAHAHAHA! Love that, 6x6! I guess you wouldn't find it hard to believe that about 5 months ago I ordered some curtains that say, "Hold on -- let me overthink this!" OK, so does this mean case dismissed? If so, would you please tell my brain it can stop having the same nightmare that a robot has to enter my condo to make sure there are no booby traps? Perfect comment:)

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