Alright im in deep. Here is what happened.
I bought a house and a trailor that are side by side in a town in Missouri. They are each on their own lot.
I live in the trailor, I rent out the house to this girl I know and her friend.
I didnt think it was that big of deal at the time, I thought they were good people. Guess not.
I did not write any contract at all, I just let them move in and told them to pay me the 26th of every month. I also didn't think to switch the electricity to thier name.
What has happened, they didn't pay electricity for 4 months, it is up to $410 now. I closed the account and made them switch it to thier name, but now thier is the $410 bill that they need to pay, but its in my name hurting my credit.
Also I never get rent on time, I ALWAYS have to hunt it down.
I have no clue what my rights are, or what I should do. I got the electric in thier name, that is the first smart thing.
Now I think I need to get a contract wrote and have them sign it. I think i should write in the contract they owe me that $410 for electric also.
Then should I make them give me checks so I can keep records of all my payments from them?
Since thier is no contract, can I just kick them out and not get in trouble?
Please help me on some of this! GREATLY appreciated