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Be Prepared (by Still Learning [NH]) May 21, 2024 5:20 PM
       Be Prepared (by RB [TN]) May 21, 2024 7:06 PM
       Be Prepared (by 6x6 [TN]) May 21, 2024 7:10 PM
       Be Prepared (by Still Learning [NH]) May 21, 2024 8:43 PM
       Be Prepared (by 6x6 [TN]) May 21, 2024 8:55 PM
       Be Prepared (by plenty [MO]) May 21, 2024 10:24 PM
       Be Prepared (by zero [IN]) May 22, 2024 8:37 AM
       Be Prepared (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) May 22, 2024 11:10 AM
       Be Prepared (by OREO [WI]) May 22, 2024 6:15 PM
       Be Prepared (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) May 22, 2024 9:55 PM
       Be Prepared (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) May 23, 2024 11:22 PM
       Be Prepared (by Still Learning [NH]) May 24, 2024 6:57 AM

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Be Prepared (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: May 21, 2024 5:20 PM
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For any newer landlords, here is a short list of what allowed me to deal with an issue this week: having a strong lease written by a shark of a landlord/tenant attorney, a local mentor/seasoned landlord to bounce ideas off of, a security system with footage I could review, a responsive police department, the ability to use my lease clauses to write a strong lease violation notice with specific expectations to cure. The issue was a resident finding someone sleeping behind a dryer in a common area. Security showed a connection to that person. Hoping to have a no trespass order placed on the person that was sleeping behind the dryer. A few days of stress but the resident seems to be cooperating, the door code the person was using has been changed. Time will tell how it finishes playing out but without the above mentioned I would not have been able to act quite as quickly and decisively. In this case having an immediate conversation with a local landlord knowing our local laws was best but second best would be this Q&A. All the knowledge I have learned from here also played in to my ability to act. --73.159.xxx.xx




Be Prepared (by RB [TN]) Posted on: May 21, 2024 7:06 PM
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A simple No Trespassing sign in place

would have helped with an arrest.

As a general rule, not having one posted,

usually brings a warning. Go figure.

All of my properties had been posted, over the years.

And every Tenant asked me, why ? --69.130.xxx.xxx




Be Prepared (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: May 21, 2024 7:10 PM
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Thank you, Still Learning.

If I understand correctly, the resident who "found" someone sleeping behind the dryer, Had a connection with the sleeping person. Is this correct?

If so, I presume that this resident, whom informed you of the situation, is the one who received the lease violation notice. Is this correct? --76.129.xxx.xx




Be Prepared (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: May 21, 2024 8:43 PM
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6x6 I wasn’t clear. 1 tenant found the sleeping man, woke him, went back to his apartment and heard him leave the building. Security footage showed the guy sleeping behind the dryer with a connection to a different tenant. I have security warnings on the building and no trespassing signs in the parking lot. Had the police been called rather than a tenant waking the sleeping guy it may have been a quicker resolution. Instead the person had already left. --73.159.xxx.xx




Be Prepared (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: May 21, 2024 8:55 PM
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Thank you, Still Learning. --76.129.xxx.xx




Be Prepared (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 21, 2024 10:24 PM
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Good job! That is so true... Act fast and have paperwork that empowers you to nip issues swiftly. --172.59.xxx.xxx




Be Prepared (by zero [IN]) Posted on: May 22, 2024 8:37 AM
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I am impressed with all the up front work you had done. Happy it paid off.

The no trespassing signs have always bothered me. It isn't a public place. Why do we have to put a sign up for an action that should be common sense?

Few years back my father and I were driving somewhere and his old property was close so I said let's stop in and see what's what.

A truck was there with two men walking the property. I blocked the truck and Dad called the local cop. He showed up with a deputy and two DNR guys.

Everyone knew they were there to steal stuff. Cops even told them so. But since there wasn't a no trespassing sign they were let go. Couldn't prove that any of the stuff in the truck was stolen from the place.

In my world they would have been arrested for trespassing at least. Instead they got a stern warning not to come back or they would get trespassed.

Sorry, just reminded me since the guy was obviously trespassing but you had a sign up. --107.147.xx.xx




Be Prepared (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: May 22, 2024 11:10 AM
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Good to hear that the issue was taken care of. --24.101.xxx.xxx




Be Prepared (by OREO [WI]) Posted on: May 22, 2024 6:15 PM
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Makes me rethink and place those signs at my properties. Lots of trespassing going on here in Milwaukee. Where exactly are you placing these signs? On the front/back doors? We have duplexes, no single family, no apt buildings. --75.11.xx.xx




Be Prepared (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: May 22, 2024 9:55 PM
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Still,

Congrats on being prepared! There should be a Boy Scout patch for Landlord Preparedness.

My guy just walks up to them and shouts "GET OUT!" and starts picking up their stuff.

If we find a spot where a homeless person was staying we just clean it out and add a padlock or change locks or board over the area.

Police focus on what they cannot do.

BRAD

--73.103.xxx.xxx




Be Prepared (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: May 23, 2024 11:22 PM
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Thinking...

In addition to all the legal stuff, we LLs need a FIXER. A big hairy, sweaty dude with ripped off sleeves and tatoos to tell the squatters what for.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




Be Prepared (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: May 24, 2024 6:57 AM
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After the discussion about No Trespassing signs, I took a look and although I have them on the parking lot fence the signs on the building are only security surveillance signs. I think I will make some changes. --73.159.xxx.xx



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