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CandaceRN59217

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I logged in to my bank account this morning and saw that my awful tenant's rent check bounced!

We didn't know this would be an "awful tenant" otherwise we wouldn't have rented to them, obviously. It's an absolute mess. Prominent member of the small town so we figured he was a safe renter. But I guess you never really know a person.

HE CHOSE the first of the month as a due date for the rent... that's the part that amazes me. And every. single. month. has been late. Every one. Most of the time it's a month late but over the summer he was three months late (that's when we got a lawyer).

On top of that, he lives like a pig... nothing I can do about that.

The point of renting to him this year was so he could "fix his credit and then buy the house" he has shown no proof of being able to qualify for a mortgage so we put the house on the market. That pissed him off royally cause I guess he sees the house as his already. Till his name is on the deed and mortgage and ours is off... the house is NOT his!! 

He moved an unauthorized person into the house without so much as telling us. The neighbor did.

He doesn't "allow" his wife to work and yet he can't pay his bills on time.

So our plan with the lawyer was to simply not renew his lease and then evict him for overstaying unless he's out by May 1.

But I logged on to my bank account last night and saw his April rent check bounced. So I got charged a fee for that.

I'm done. I asked the lawyer to serve him with a Demand for Rent. He'll have 3 days to pay or we'll start eviction proceedings.

Just the sound of this person's name is enough to get my blood pressure rising. I can't wait to be done with him.

I live 4 hours away now. The next door neighbor has my back. We'll have to change the locks but she'll keep a lookout for if he tries to go back over.

Thanks for listening
dishrodger

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can't believe you have not evicted yet.
give him a 5 day pay or quit (or what your state requires). if he does not pay, file for eviction.   I hope you have proof l all his late payments, will come in handy in court to show a pattern
CandaceRN59217

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I have absolutely saved all evidence. Every single interaction between me and the tenant has been saved and sent to the lawyer. He can see all the postmark dates on the envelopes the checks were in. Winning the eviction in court will quite frankly be easy. 

He was paid up as of March otherwise we would have started eviction. When April came around the lawyer thought it would be better to just wait till May and then go after April rent along with him overstaying the termination of the lease (we know he won't move in time) He was served with papers telling him his lease is being terminated and he has until May 1 to vacate (this was in mid-March) so we met all the required deadlines.

This is the first time a check has bounced and I'm pissed
LLinVA

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And sell this house. Long-distance landlording is a losing battle. Sounds like you were going to anyway, but just want to make sure that is definitely what's happening.
CandaceRN59217

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Dishrodger: I gave him a verbal 3 day PQ notice and he paid. In NY you can't evict just because you don't like a person. He lives like a slob but there was no visible damage. I'm concerned if he is going to damage it on his way out, but he hasn't caused damage yet.

LLinVA: yes the plan is to sell the house and we have a prospective buyer.

Both: His lease terminates May 1: then we are evicting for holdover assuming he doesn't leave. He played dumb about it so I told him the lawyer's letter was dated March 14, he's had a month and a half, and to call the lawyer to discuss.
LLinVA

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Verbal means it didn't happen. Anything like that has to be in writing, preferably certified mail with signature, plus hand delivered. 
CandaceRN59217

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By verbal it was via text message, which he responded to, so we know he got it
LLinVA

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Good. Print that out if you can so that it stays with your records on him. Phones die.
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