Often times Landlords try to solve issues themselves and end up costing themselves both time and money. Let me help you out of your tenant problems by breaking down your rights and responsibilities and finding the option that is both time and cost effective. Below are some common examples of problems landlords face.
1.Tenant stops paying
A dispossessory proceeding is when a landlord is attempting to gain back possession of the property from the tenant. Dispossession usually occurs when a tenant fails to pay rent. If you are seeking to remove a tenant from your property there are a number of statutory requirements that must be complied with.
Suits for Rent
If you wish to collect back rent from a tenant the best option may be a suit for rent. It is important for landlords to remember to fulfill all of their obligations under the rental agreement and to make necessary repairs as this may entitle the tenant to a claim of constructive eviction.
2. No lease or expired lease agreement
The status of a tenant when there is no lease can be tricky. Make sure you determine whether your tenant is a tenant at will or a tenant at sufferance. Additionally when considering purchasing property know if it is occupied by tenants and what rights they have.
Expired Lease Agreement
When a lease expires make sure you know whether the lease rolls over, or the tenants become tenants at sufferance or tenants at will.
3. Tenant has filed for Bankruptcy
Often times when a tenant has filed for bankruptcy this will impact the ability of the landlord to dispossess the tenant.
If you are dealing with any of these issues and would like to know your rights contact me at 404-880-3322.