Tips For Dealing With Awful Tenants (Part 2)

by Scott F. Bocchio on Aug. 06, 2020

Real Estate Landlord-Tenant 

Summary: Being a landlord is not an easy job. The good news is that there are things you can do in order to make your life easier.

Tips For Dealing With Awful Tenants


Part 2 of 2


Tip #4- Attempt To Get Your Tenants On Your Side


When your tenants actually like and respect you, chances are they will do their absolute best to behave in a peaceful manner towards you. In essence, you should show them kindness in order to achieve a positive outcome. Always go out of your way to be kind, even if that means showing more patience than you typically would. When you respond to phone calls and emails it will go a long way in building trust with your tenants. It is also important to follow through on your promises.  


Tip #5- Hire A Property Manager


No matter how hard you attempt to get your tenants on your side, there will always be some that simply will not succumb to your good nature. When that situation pops up, you may want to consider hiring a property manager to deal with them. Although a property manager costs money, it will not only free up your time, but also significantly reduce your stress level. Always ask potential candidates about their experience managing properties. That way you will be able to figure out what they specialize in. 


In addition, find out what specific services are offered by the property manager, and make sure they can handle each and every task that you need help with. Last but certainly not least, check the property manager’s references and reviews, if possible. That way, you can see how many other people had a positive experience working with them.


Tip #6- Ask The Worst Tenants To Move Out


If you reach your absolute breaking point with difficult tenants, it is time to ask them to leave. Although convincing an awful tenant to move out on a voluntary basis is incredibly difficult, it is not impossible. Start by mailing then a Written Notice To Vacate. That way they will know for sure that you want them to move out. That being stated, you cannot force a tenant to move out without going through the eviction process. That being stated, you need to be well aware of your responsibilities as a landlord in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 


Tip #7- Start The Eviction Process


You need to keep in mind that evicting a tenant is your last resort, and the process can cost a lot of money. You also will need to have a valid reason for the eviction such as the fact that the tenant failed to pay their rent, or violated the lease terms in another manner. The bottom line is that you cannot evict a tenant just because you do not get along with them. Before you take action, hire an attorney to represent you and mitigate your situation.


If you feel that you are being treated unfairly by your tenant, please contact us immediately. Legal Rights Advocates, PLLC is a consumer advocate law firm that focuses on consumer rights protection services across the Unites States. We have well over twenty-five (25) years of combined experience helping consumers that are experiencing Debt Collector Harassment, Social Security Disability issues, and a whole lot more. LRA is truly your consumer rights advocate. We take great pride in the fact that our job is to protect you from deceptive and or abusive debt collection practices. 


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