sueing a tenant - Posted by mrwi

Posted by JHyre in Ohio on January 20, 2003 at 13:23:04:

That’s a question for local law. My somewhat educated guess: If you took over the lease as lessor, you have all of the rights that the former landlord had. Normally such rights include the right to sue for damages, though proving the condition of the property pre-tenant may be a problem.

John Hyre

sueing a tenant - Posted by mrwi

Posted by mrwi on January 20, 2003 at 12:43:54:

Can I sue a tenant for excessive damages? I took over an existing lease on a sfh to gain control of the property. Tenant had 3 months left on existing lease. I took over the property with the existing damage, which exceeded the $685 security deposit they had put down. I let them out of the lease 2 months early to install a new tenant buyer. The new tenant buyer took over the property “as is” and is great. DO I have the right to pursue the old tenant for the excessive damage?

Suing tenant waste of time - Posted by John Merchant

Posted by John Merchant on January 20, 2003 at 18:06:57:

I would’t waste my time getting a worthless Judgment against the tenant…but you should report the tenant to your local Rental Association so some other poor landlord doesn’t get stuck like you did.