Hire a local attorney who specializes in evictions. You can find them through referrals usually from investment clubs, landlord associations etc. Find one with a flat fee and it will probably run around 200-400 total which should get added to the judgement amount you recoup from your bad tenants. Run it by letter of the law and your atty should be able to get you back into the place within 30 days with very little hassle on your part and hopefully (fingers crossed) a judgement that recoups your loss for the time and costs during the eviction as well as previous rents.
What is the quickest cleanest eviction process. I have some dead beats in a house that I lease optioned to them. They are late each month with the rent and are not keeping the property up. I know, through earlier conversations, that they really have no intention of buying the property. They did put $5k down (non refundable) and are/were friends of friends so I was giving them the benefit of the doubt but now I want them out. (poet)
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Posted by Brent_IL on December 11, 2003 at 01:14:52:
Formal evictions are rarely quick or clean in most of the country. It will be difficult to evict someone if you continue to accept late rent payments. Check their lease to find out your options. Maybe you can give 30-days notice and get them out. Enforce late fees and give them timely notices.
I don’t see that they will have much incentive to leave. They may believe that they should receive some value for their $5,000. It may be preferable to evict and allow the option to stand until it expires. Word the next tenant/buyer?s L/O to kick in after this option expires. If your former tenants miraculously exercise their option, you might lose money, but you won?t have to pay extortion money to give the new T/B clean title.
For future reference, things like not keeping the property up can be labeled as being a material default of the agreement within your contract with L/O?rs or R/B?s. You can state in the contract what will occur when there is a material default.