Do you have a tenant that is driving you crazy and who is running your business for you?
Almost every landlord has one tenant whose sole goal in life is to torment you until you give in and do what he or she wants you to do.
This type of tenant will run your business if you allow him to! This tenant is very persistent, is absolutely sure that he is right and you are wrong. He has an extensive “tool box” of nifty things he knows how to use to drive you crazy.
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You dread talking to this tenant so much that you jump every time your phone rings or you get a text.
Your email has become something you avoid like the plague because this harassing tenant is sending you long, descriptive, sometimes verbally abusive emails, explaining what he / she is going to do to you if you don’t _(fill in the blank) ___.
This tenant may have even enlisted the help of family and friends to join the campaign of terror.
Get off this merry go round and reclaim your life!
Who is running your business when you do this? YOU!!!
These tenants can only drive you crazy if you allow them to!
They live in YOUR HOUSE and they have to follow YOUR RULES!
Common problems that set tenants off.
- Tenant hasn’t paid rent.
- The rent payment arrived late.
- You “unfairly” charged late fees.
- The late fees are outrageous.
- Code violations are piling up.
- Tenant got a 7 day letter and is mad.
- The sheriff taped an eviction notice to their door and your tenant is mad.
- That isn’t his dog!
- The list of complaints can go on and on and on. They are not your problem!
Your Lease Is Your Friend
Does your lease:
- Spell out when the rent is due
- When rent is late
- What the late fees are
- When the 7 day letter is sent
- How the eviction process works?
- Did your tenant sign the lease?
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Your tenant knew what would happen and has no grounds to complain. Send him a copy of his lease, high light the relevant sections and quit arguing with him. If your tenant keeps harassing you, tell him you aren’t going to be taking his calls or texts anymore and block his number.
I personally print out any harassing texts or emails that I get and put them in the tenant’s file. That way when you eventually end up in front of the eviction judge, you can pull them out if you need them.
Send your tenant a certified letter informing him that his behavior is unacceptable and in the future he must put his complaints in writing and mail them to you or your office.
You do not have to allow a tenant to harass you and you certainly don’t have to allow one to verbally abuse you.
Take back your life, take control of your tenant and get rid of him if you need to!