Are you a landlord with bad tenants? You’re not alone. Many landlords find out the hard way that they have frustrating tenants in one of their rental properties. In this article, we’re sharing 4 ways to deal with a bad tenant in Ocala
If you own a rental property, sooner or later you’re going to deal with a bad tenant in one of your properties. Maybe they trashed the property, maybe they never pay rent on time, maybe there are too many people living there, maybe they just call you for every little thing. No matter what the situation, tenants like that will eventually rent your property. Here are 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in Ocala when it happens it to you.
Negotiate with your tenants
You can try to reason with your tenants and explain that you provide a service so they need to pay and treat it properly. After all, this is their home as well. Perhaps your tenants don’t realize they are inconveniencing you or maybe they’re not paying because they need a different payment schedule (such as weekly instead of monthly). or maybe they need rent assistance from one of the local charities or governmental organizations.
Evict your tenants
Evicting tenants can be tricky and even legally complicated but it’s an option for you. The key to effectively evicting a tenant is to follow the law for your state and area. If you don’t give the tenant the proper notification a the proper time the action is declared “defective” and you must start all over again. Laws often favor tenants over landlords so you might have an uphill battle but in the long run it could be worth the effort to get them out of your property and instead get someone into your property who is a better tenant. After you evict one tenant you’ll fully understand why screening them before hand is essential.
Explore other legal options
In some situations, you may be able to explore other legal options, from suing your tenants to getting their wages garnished. It all depends on the situation and the laws governing that situation. Of course, you may need to work with a high priced attorney to do this but sometimes it’s worth the expense just to get bad tenant out of your rental property.
Sell your property
If your tenants are a real hassle and causing you a lot of stress and expense, then you can always sell your property. In fact, a lot of rental property owners that sell to us do so because of the frustrations they face dealing with tenants. Depending on who you sell to, you may not even need to evict your tenant first (for example, in many cases, we just buy and evict for you). For rental property owners with family living in the rental, this is an ideal solution. Especially if you, the landlord, are willing to sell on terms. This would give you a reduced monthly income but without all the headaches that come from tenants and toilets.