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What would you do here? (by Roy [AL]) Oct 2, 2022 10:35 AM
       What would you do here? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Oct 2, 2022 10:45 AM
       What would you do here? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Oct 2, 2022 10:46 AM
       What would you do here? (by Jim in O C [CA]) Oct 2, 2022 10:46 AM
       What would you do here? (by Roy [AL]) Oct 2, 2022 11:08 AM
       What would you do here? (by MC [PA]) Oct 2, 2022 11:26 AM
       What would you do here? (by Robert J [CA]) Oct 2, 2022 11:34 AM
       What would you do here? (by plenty [MO]) Oct 2, 2022 12:35 PM
       What would you do here? (by Roy [AL]) Oct 2, 2022 3:06 PM
       What would you do here? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Oct 2, 2022 5:09 PM
       What would you do here? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Oct 2, 2022 5:11 PM
       What would you do here? (by LisaFL [FL]) Oct 2, 2022 5:20 PM
       What would you do here? (by Jim in O C [CA]) Oct 2, 2022 7:02 PM
       What would you do here? (by Vee [OH]) Oct 2, 2022 7:05 PM
       What would you do here? (by Allym [NJ]) Oct 2, 2022 7:13 PM
       What would you do here? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Oct 2, 2022 8:05 PM
       What would you do here? (by Roy [AL]) Oct 3, 2022 12:57 AM
       What would you do here? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Oct 3, 2022 1:00 AM
       What would you do here? (by Wilma [PA]) Oct 3, 2022 7:26 AM
       What would you do here? (by S i d [MO]) Oct 3, 2022 8:22 AM
       What would you do here? (by Roy [AL]) Oct 3, 2022 10:12 AM
       What would you do here? (by Allym [NJ]) Oct 4, 2022 9:25 AM
       What would you do here? (by Nellie [ME]) Oct 4, 2022 10:44 AM

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What would you do here? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 10:35 AM
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For the last 2.5 years I have had a great female tenant (mid-50's) who always paid her rent 1 week before the due date. This month her usual before the 1st rent did not arrive. On the 1st, I texted her "October rent?" and have not received a reply which is very unusual. She always responded to my texts. I did try to call her this morning and got no answer.

So the possibilities here are endless

1. She could be in the hospital

2. she could have died in the house

3. She could have skipped out but that would not be her style though. She is a retired RN and very professional in everything she does.

So, what would you do here? Drive across town and knock on her door? If she does not answer, would you go in anyway? Or just post a P/Q notice on the door and walk away? --71.207.xxx.x




What would you do here? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 10:45 AM
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She's not old enough to really be worried about her, but I would check up on her.

Even good tenants go bad and when they go bad, it is pretty abrupt. On the other hand, the behavior is out of character and it wouldn't take up too much of your time to check up on her.

How observant are the neighbors? Sometimes just asking a neighbor is all you need to do.

She is retired so you can't call her job to see if she has shown up for work?

I would go so far as opening the door and calling out, If she is injured, she should respond and if she is dead, you should be able to smell it. --76.178.xxx.xxx




What would you do here? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 10:46 AM
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You should be able to tell if her car is there. If the car is gone, she most likely isn't there. --76.178.xxx.xxx




What would you do here? (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 10:46 AM
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Can you drive over and check out the property? Do you known a neighbor? Have you tried calling her work?

Post your states form to enter. --99.23.xxx.x




What would you do here? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 11:08 AM
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Jim,

I just tried calling her and I got a recorded message saying 'this number is no longer in service'. Yikes! This is where I hate being a landlord. I will have to investigate this and I hope nothing bad has happened here.

10 years ago something similar happened and my then female tenant had died of a prescription drug over-dose. I am leaving now. --71.207.xxx.x




What would you do here? (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 11:26 AM
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A drive across town is nothing. I was going to say do it but you are enroute. Start a new thread with your findings. Sometimes it is nothing, sometimes something. Awful quick to shut the phone off-maybe her choice? --73.230.xxx.xx




What would you do here? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 11:34 AM
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I've had similar issues before, rent not received and tenant not responding to calls, messages or emails. Most of the time I've seldom reached out to the tenant and they weren't expecting my calls.

Either they got a new cellphone number or device and hadn't programed in my phone number into the device's memory so to them I was a Stranger and not worth answering -- like I'm spam.

Or their phone died and they were on a trip with no way of charging their phone.

Or they changed their internet provider and got a new email address and forgot to forward it to me.

SO what I've done with the property is faraway is to call a neighbor or other tenant in the neighborhood and have them "Post" a notice taped to the tenants front door, "Please call the landlord ASAP" and also post the number.

Or I will call them at work.

They could be in the hospital with a covid related condition.

--47.156.xx.xx




What would you do here? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 12:35 PM
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Check the mail box and the trash cans. --172.56.xx.xxx




What would you do here? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 3:06 PM
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False Alarm here. Everything is fine but I would not know this unless I had knocked on her door. She had been in the hospital and she told me she thought had paid the rent while she was undergoing some tests for something. It was her daughter who had changed her cell phone carrier which explained why she had a new cell number. She was very apologetic that her rent did get paid as usual.

On Monday, she told me she would pay October and November rent to make up for her tardiness. We ended up talking on the front porch for about 30 minutes,...I had not seen her since I first rented to her 2.5 years ago. She is the type of tenant that I wish I had more of. --71.207.xxx.x




What would you do here? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 5:09 PM
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I'm glad to hear that she is OK. --76.178.xxx.xxx




What would you do here? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 5:11 PM
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One of the things I have on my application is the information for an emergency contact number. I've never had to use it (touch wood) but I've got it if I need it. --76.178.xxx.xxx




What would you do here? (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 5:20 PM
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I would contact her emergency number. If I could not reach them I woukd post the notice. --75.89.xxx.xxx




What would you do here? (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 7:02 PM
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A happy ending but not always. --99.23.xxx.x




What would you do here? (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 7:05 PM
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I would get the daughter phone number for future reference, it would have helped this time. --76.190.xxx.xxx




What would you do here? (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 7:13 PM
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Yes, that's what I felt. Hospital for her. Glad you went over but how come you haven't seen her for two years? If I don't see mine for two weeks I call or text and ask if anything is broken or if they need anything. --71.188.xx.xxx




What would you do here? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 8:05 PM
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If rent was due on the 1st and she normally pays ahead of time I would have done as you did with the text, then call. On Monday the 3rd though I would have posted the place. I do so quickly so that they know I am doing this to save them the $10 a day late fee.

I let them know we do this so its a win win. They don't get beat up on fees and the rent gets paid as soon as possible. The longer people wait, the worse things can get.

The loins share of our residents do online payments or they are paying an extra $20 already. Someone can slip away quality wise so quickly, and if they are starting off on the bottom 20% already, I am not taking too many chances.

--24.101.xxx.xxx




What would you do here? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 3, 2022 12:57 AM
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Allym,

I do not babysit my tenants like some M&P LL's do. When a tenant pays rent when due (or before) and abides by my lease, I leave them alone and I don't get involved in their personal lives. Most of my tenants I would not even recognize them if I saw them in Walmart. --71.207.xxx.x




What would you do here? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Oct 3, 2022 1:00 AM
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Roy,

Go put eyes on. Knock on the door. Do a welfare check.

Had one like that. Emergency appendectomy. In hospital several days.

My lease requires 4 Emergency Contacts per adult so I have people to call.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




What would you do here? (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Oct 3, 2022 7:26 AM
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Phew. Happy ending. Brings home to me the emergency contacts thing. Reviewing my applications now! --98.115.xxx.xxx




What would you do here? (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Oct 3, 2022 8:22 AM
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I'm glad to hear she's okay. But let's think of what this scenario teaches us.

This is a scenario where auto-pay would have helped everyone. She could not have "forgotten" because she wouldn't have needed to remember. You would have had your rent show up as always, and no one would have panicked. It would have been a non-event, and even this post would not have exited.

People forget. People get sick. People do what people do.

Auto-pay takes the money every month like clockwork, no forgetting, not sickness, no making up stuff as it goes along. It works. It keeps tenants on time and saves them late fees/late pays on their record. Explain the advantages to them and consider requiring it going forward.

--184.4.xx.xx




What would you do here? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 3, 2022 10:12 AM
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Sid,

Just out of curiosity, do you allow any company or an individual to auto-draft you on a monthly basis? I mean automatically take money from your bank account without any involvement from you? --71.207.xxx.x




What would you do here? (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2022 9:25 AM
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Well mine are all in the same neighborhood within several blocks so it's more like neighbors. And I have been surprised by long overdue maintenance doing damage since it wasn't reported. So I ask periodically. Works for me. --71.188.xx.xxx




What would you do here? (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2022 10:44 AM
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Roy - I do allow my insurance to be automatically deducted. Donít want to mess that one up. --76.179.xxx.xx



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