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lease renewal (by Mitzie [TX]) Jun 1, 2023 4:11 PM
       lease renewal (by plenty [MO]) Jun 1, 2023 4:23 PM
       lease renewal (by Jason [VA]) Jun 1, 2023 4:43 PM
       lease renewal (by LisaFL [FL]) Jun 1, 2023 10:21 PM
       lease renewal (by Vee [OH]) Jun 2, 2023 7:59 AM
       lease renewal (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jun 2, 2023 9:41 AM
       lease renewal (by Scott [IN]) Jun 2, 2023 11:25 AM
       lease renewal (by S i d [MO]) Jun 2, 2023 12:58 PM
       lease renewal (by David [MI]) Jun 2, 2023 3:36 PM
       lease renewal (by Boxcar Willie [TX]) Jun 3, 2023 6:10 PM
       lease renewal (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 4, 2023 9:21 PM
       lease renewal (by zero [IN]) Jun 5, 2023 8:02 PM
       lease renewal (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jun 7, 2023 1:52 AM
       lease renewal (by Pmh [TX]) Jun 9, 2023 5:29 PM

lease renewal (by Mitzie [TX]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2023 4:11 PM

State Specific Question About: TEXAS (TX)

I do not want to renew a lease for a tenent because they are always behind on the rent. So far this year, they have only been on time twice. They have a newborn under 6 months. Can I choose not to renew the lease?

lease renewal (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2023 4:23 PM

What does your lease say? I would be able to. Either party can do so at the end without reason. And I would not give them a reason other than the contract is ending.

lease renewal (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2023 4:43 PM

Follow your state’s laws regarding notice service and follow them to the letter. This is why I like m2m. If they’re late once, I let it slide…twice in a year and it’s game over.

lease renewal (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2023 10:21 PM

Why couldn’t you choose not to renew the lease? It’s not a lifelong commitment. --24.236.xx.xx

lease renewal (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2023 7:59 AM

If the rent is late use eviction court to cancel the lease, sadly in TX you can not collect the balancefrom wages, Screen carefully - very carefully.

lease renewal (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2023 9:41 AM

Give proper written notice with enough time to be legal. If you have passed the legal notice period, don't renew and let them go month to month and then give notice that they must vacate in 30 days or 60 days or whatever your local law requires.

lease renewal (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2023 11:25 AM

I don't like turnovers. Before evicting, which I have done many times, I do my best to train a tenant about the importance of paying on time. Sometimes it works. Some are untrainable.

Your next tenant might be just as bad or worse.

I occasionally have to remind tenants about the 1st page of their lease: "Rent is due on the 1st. Penalties kick in on the 2nd. I go to the courthouse and file eviction papers on the 6th. No exceptions, ever."

lease renewal (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2023 12:58 PM

Have you tried finding out WHY they are almost always late on rent? I have a theory...

They don't have the money. They're terrible budgeters, and when the rent due date shows up, unless their paychecks happen to coincide with the due date (which they will occasionally), all the money is gone to other things.

The solution to this is the Payday Plan rent. Find out what their pay schedule is and time the rent to hit the same day (or the day after) the money shows up in their account. I offer monthly, bi-monthly, and bi-weekly plans.

The advantages to the tenant is they always should have money to pay the rent on time and thus they avoid late fees and maintain their account in good standing with you, which means they should get a positive reference when they move.

The advantage to you is that in exchange for being flexible and doing a tiny bit more of record keeping, you get paid extra. How so? Like this:

Monthly rent: $1000 * 12 months = $12,000 annual rent.

Bi-monthly rent (due on the 1st and 15th): $550 per payment * 24 payments per year = $13,200 annual rent.

Bi-weekly rent (due ever 14 days): $525 per payment. * 26 payments per year = $13,650 annual rent.

I like to provide solutions and get paid for my efforts and flexibility. If they refuse this solution, then simply issue non-renewal according to your state laws. If you don't know your state laws, you can probably search for them online (Try "Texas landlord tenant statutes" or on this site at the link above on the upper left hand corner of the banner that says, "Landlord/Tenant State Laws".

lease renewal (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2023 3:36 PM

if a tenant needs a payday plan to pay your rent, they are still going to be living paycheck to paycheck. Your rent will just be a higher priority, but when an unexpected expense like car repair or medical bill, they will still have a problem

just don't rent to people who live p2p

lease renewal (by Boxcar Willie [TX]) Posted on: Jun 3, 2023 6:10 PM

In Texas you do not have to give a reason for non-lease renewal. If asked just say you going a different direction and leave it at that. Least said is best.

All of this can be found in the Texas Property Code, Title 8, Chapter 92, Subchapter A available for download with a quick search.

lease renewal (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 4, 2023 9:21 PM

Why are YOU allowing them be late constantly?

Tenant behavior is learned.

lease renewal (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Jun 5, 2023 8:02 PM

I would even go so far as saying tenant behavior is taught.

Let them go a little and the next time they try and grab a little more.

I have suffered thru this on more occasions that I like to admit.

lease renewal (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2023 1:52 AM


Is there any other reason to boot them? (Texas reference:)

We get what we allow. You have ALLOWED them to pay late.

Me? If they have ANY trouble we automatically put them on my PayDayPlan rent, weekly or bi-weekly matched to their paydays.

Done right you will earn extra income for your extra handling AND help them stay on track. The extra cost is CHEAPER than the late and bounce fees.

Next, it's the 21st century. Get with the times. Stop WAITING for them to pay and put them on AUTODRAFT directly from their account into your account. The money is TAKEN each Friday. My residents LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Their other bills are autodrafted so why not rent?

Sign up for Clearnow on this website. A small fee is a cheap employee to bring in your money on time.


lease renewal (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2023 5:29 PM

The lease expires. give them the move out checklist. you have 30 days to provide an accounting of any deductions from the deposit. if you let them go to month to month bc no new lease then need to give them 30 days notice to vacate. not sure why you would put up with continuous no pay on time. Did you give them 3 day pay or quit notices each time late (?) you are under NO obligation in TX to renew the lease.

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