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problem w tenant (by Jay [IL]) Jun 1, 2023 1:07 PM
       problem w tenant (by RB [TN]) Jun 1, 2023 2:38 PM
       problem w tenant (by Vee [OH]) Jun 1, 2023 2:40 PM
       problem w tenant (by plenty [MO]) Jun 1, 2023 3:26 PM
       problem w tenant (by ed [CA]) Jun 1, 2023 3:29 PM
       problem w tenant (by Allym [NJ]) Jun 1, 2023 6:44 PM
       problem w tenant (by Small potatoes [NY]) Jun 1, 2023 7:12 PM
       problem w tenant (by Moshe [CA]) Jun 1, 2023 10:58 PM
       problem w tenant (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 1, 2023 11:31 PM
       problem w tenant (by Jason [VA]) Jun 2, 2023 5:30 AM
       problem w tenant (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jun 2, 2023 9:48 AM
       problem w tenant (by Moshe [CA]) Jun 2, 2023 11:02 PM
       problem w tenant (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 4, 2023 9:20 PM

problem w tenant (by Jay [IL]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2023 1:07 PM

There have been five separate instances where tenants failed to report damages or repair issues. Typically, landlords are required to provide tenants with a 60-day notice to terminate. However, in this particular situation, 60 days is a considerable amount of time during which further damage could occur to the house. Any advice?

problem w tenant (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2023 2:38 PM

Next !

problem w tenant (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2023 2:40 PM

If your state law is 60 days - follow the law, if you can not manage the place sell.

problem w tenant (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2023 3:26 PM

The sooner you give the notice the soon the 60 days will pass. Is there any other clues about curing lease violations? Maybe 30 days? Or five days to cure or leave?

problem w tenant (by ed [CA]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2023 3:29 PM

what is the current problem that makes you want to not give 60 days? --108.201.xx.xx

problem w tenant (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2023 6:44 PM

that's normal behavior when the tenant is kind of ignorant and afraid they will have to pay for it. Did they report something and you found the other things. Depends what they did. If a faucet is leaking, smile and fix it. If they put holes in a door with their fists then you may want to give them notice. Stuff breaks. If it's stuff that breaks because it's cheap or old, then fix it on your dime. I have heard of tenants from less educated countries who break holes in walls for stupid reasons.

problem w tenant (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2023 7:12 PM

My lease says that I may hold them responsible for such damages but does not provide a time frame. If I were to discover such damages and determine them at fault I'd bill them. I can't evict for that. What makes you think you can evict and Where do you get 60 days from? In NY notice to not renew is governed by length of tenancy.

problem w tenant (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2023 10:58 PM

"Any advice? "


Go see a COMPETENT attorney. Not just one that does evictions.

There may be something in your state code that allows removal of a tenant that does damage in time to avoid further damage. But not just "failure to report"; probably would need to be wanton damage.

problem w tenant (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2023 11:31 PM

I am a California Licensed Contractor with many trades and accreditation's including toxic materials. I am also a landlord/property manager. I set up a 24 number that tenants can leave me a message, text me or send pictures of issues. I trained them to give me permission to enter to effect repairs. So I have a record of the problem and permission to pass. Great.

Along come a partners son, fresh out of college needing a place to stay. The partners elect him manger and give him free rent. This is a large complex with 4 other partners, I only own 25%.

So a tenant has a stuck/broken garbage disposal and forgets to tell the new manager for 2 weeks. I have a storage garage on this property and go there at least 3 times a week. I have other properties nearby that I own by myself but use this large storage room for keeping extra appliances, etc.

Then the tenant reminds the new "Manger" this is disposal is still broken and backing up. So the manger waits 3 days and then at 5PM on a Friday alerts me of this issue.

I asked the important question, "When did the tenant notice the problem and when did he tell you"? How long have you known and how much after did you leave me a repair message.

He responded, two weeks ago the tenant had the issue with the broken disposal and then told me. In turn as manager I let you know when necessary.

I told them that I was at the property over 5 times in the last two weeks and I keep stock of new disposals in my storage garage. It's now 5PM on a Friday evening. That two hours round trip because you were jerks and took your sweet time letting me know. I'm happy to go out Saturday at 10am, not a second before.

He hung up the phone and called a plumber, spending $450 to replace a 1/2 HP unit with a 1/3 HP junk.

When the partners found out I didn't "JUMP" they said I would have to pay the extra $300 charge. I congratulated them on being jerks too. I value my time. For 15 years when I replaced a disposal, if I was there for other issues, I did not charge for travel time and limited my billing to around $125 -- for parts and labor, around 1/3 what others charge. But since you going to allow a tenant to ask for a repair half a month later and for the manager to take days to inform me, I'm getting out of this zoo and hand in the keys, I will NO LONGER fix anything. I know when I am not appreciated and not valued.

Over the next few months a partner had to open the door for each trades man, the forgot I was a partner, contractor with insurance and bonded..I had keys for everything, I'm also a lock smith.

When there was a turn over, I would remodel the unit for 1/2 (HALF) OF WHAT OTHER CHARGED.

problem w tenant (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2023 5:30 AM

Great advice for the OP as always Robert --71.63.xx.xx

problem w tenant (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2023 9:48 AM

If they are doing typical tenant bad care of property, give them their notice to vacate and wait the 60 days. If the damage is deliberate and really bad, you might be able to evict for conspicuous waste.

Damage would have to be really bad, though, like the tweakers who spend hours pounding nails into all the walls, or possibly rebuilding a series of motorcycle engines in the living room. Not broken plumbing or clogged drains or dead lawns.

problem w tenant (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2023 11:02 PM

Thata a problem with partnerships.

problem w tenant (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 4, 2023 9:20 PM

If multiple problems exist with tenants not doing something - then perhaps, it is training issue that needs to be addressed during move in process.

The person doing the move in orientation, seems to be the common thread

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