Start your membership account today...  Access to credit reports, 100's of rental specific forms, agreements, letters, checklists, how-to articles, guides, expert advice and much more!  Even a FREE, 3-day trial!

Not a Member?
Get a Free Trial Membership

  Get FREE Stuff! Run Credit Report Rental Forms  Shop & Buy Forms!  Advertise Your Rental Customer Care

Welcome to Landlord.com's Discussion Forum
Sign up Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
wantboost

Registered:
Posts: 18
Reply with quote  #1 
Should I msg the tenant on the 2nd of the month and ask where the rent is. And or still serve then with the paper work ?
LLinVA

Registered:
Posts: 404
Reply with quote  #2 
On the second, there is still a good chance it is in the mail. I usually wait at least five days for all the stragglers, and even then a couple will come in postmarked no later than the first and just took forever to get through the post office. 

Also, does your lease offer any sort of grace period? 

Once a reasonable amount of time for post office delays has elapsed, then check in with them. If they give you a sob story, give them the required 5-day type notice as required by your state and move forward with an eviction if they don't pay.
wantboost

Registered:
Posts: 18
Reply with quote  #3 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LLinVA
On the second, there is still a good chance it is in the mail. I usually wait at least five days for all the stragglers, and even then a couple will come in postmarked no later than the first and just took forever to get through the post office. 

Also, does your lease offer any sort of grace period? 

Once a reasonable amount of time for post office delays has elapsed, then check in with them. If they give you a sob story, give them the required 5-day type notice as required by your state and move forward with an eviction if they don't pay.


Not grace period .from this tenant it is through e transfer/emt
LLinVA

Registered:
Posts: 404
Reply with quote  #4 
What is emt?
wantboost

Registered:
Posts: 18
Reply with quote  #5 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LLinVA
What is emt?

Email money transfer
LLinVA

Registered:
Posts: 404
Reply with quote  #6 
Then yes, just send a polite email.
wantboost

Registered:
Posts: 18
Reply with quote  #7 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LLinVA
Then yes, just send a polite email.

Do u give them a warning in the email ?
Then I guess after the 2nd start the paperwork ...
LLinVA

Registered:
Posts: 404
Reply with quote  #8 
At this point, I would just send a polite email asking about the status of the payment. 

I wouldn't really give them a warning, if they ignore the email or give you some sob story excuse, then I would move forward with the formal notice as required by law. 
AccidentalRental

Registered:
Posts: 120
Reply with quote  #9 
Consider using an online rent collection service (Cozy is the one I use). It will send your tenants reminders and status messages.  It will also trigger late fees automatically after a set period.  You are no longer the bad guy!   
__________________
AccidentalRental - A profitable resource for new landlords

Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.

Apartment Finders > > Member Log-in > Free Trial Offer > Free E-newsletter > Customer Service > Get Free Stuff! > Run Credit Report > Rental Forms > Vacancy Center > Do-it-yourself > Evicting Your Tenant > Foreclosure Resources > Landlord Discussion Board > Income Tax Resources > Information Center > Join Landlord.com > Landlord Law > Library > Multi-family > Professional Advice > Rental & Property Mgmt > Rent Collection > Repair & Maintenance > Security Deposit > Software Center > Tenant Screening > Vacation Homes > What's New > Rental Agreements > Free Leases > Inside Our E-store > > Security Deposits > > Landlord Daily News > Rental Agreements >
LandscapingSanJose.net Resources: Cleaner Sunshine coast