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72and86

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My brother and I rented our dads house after he passed away. This is our first experience being LLs. The tenant looked good on paper. We were wrong. Lesson learned. Got it.

After 2 years of having a deadbeat slob tenant who was mostly behind on her rent we finally cut our loses and didn't renew, knowing full well she would screw us, as she was behind in rent. And she did.
She owes us $4300 in back rent, the $1600 SD will barely cover damages.

She plays games with accounts and empties them as soon as she gets paid. She switches jobs and bank accounts constantly.

If we take her to Small Claims court and win a judgement, what can we expect trying to recover the $4300? I know a Marshall can attach her wages, bank or personal property but she seems good at this game, so can we win in the end and get what we're legally owed? Can we actually get the money from someone who is good apparently at avoiding paying her debts?

Has anyone been down this road in CT?


LLinVA

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It sounds like you will never see a penny. If she was acting like that before she was gone, it will probably be 10x harder now. 

If you do anything, expect to get nothing and do it just to make her life one level harder and maybe warn the next people. But don't put any real effort, energy, or time into chasing a ghost. It sounds like you would be better off buying lottery tickets.

Just look back and learn what you can. Look at her application. What was her income, credit, etc.? What all did you actually verify? When did you first see signs that she wasn't right? When should you have cut your losses? Learn those lessons and apply them moving forward. It may just be the $4,300 class to becoming a much better landlord and having amazing tenants in the future. 
greenapartments

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you can try reporting them to future landlords at RenterInc.com and send her a copy of the report. Maybe that will make a difference.
72and86

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I looked and this is a Landlords list.
Kayleen

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Send account to collections.
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