Are you a landlord with frustrating tenants? You’re not alone. Many landlords find out the hard way that these frustrating tenants can be costing them money each month.
In this article, we’re sharing 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in the Triangle.
If you own a rental property, sooner or later you’re going to deal with a frustrating tenant in one of your properties. Maybe they trashed the property, maybe they never pay rent on time, maybe there are too many people living there, maybe they just call you for every little thing. No matter how you screen them, tenants like that will eventually rent your property.
Here are 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in Raleigh – Durham when it happens it to you.
Try to convince or negotiate with your tenants
You can try to reason with your tenants and explain that you provide a service, so they need to pay and be responsible. Perhaps your tenants don’t realize that you aren’t their mom or dad and they need to take care of things themselves. Not just call or text at all hours of the day or night thinking that you are their personal Amazon.com. Of course maybe they’re not paying because they need a different payment schedule (such as weekly instead of monthly) and with a quick talk the renters will start paying you on time.
Evict your tenants
Evicting tenants can be tricky and even legally complicated but it’s an option for you. Depending on when you file the eviction paperwork your tenant could still be in your house for as much as another 45 to 60 days while you go through the appeal process.
Also laws often favor tenants over landlords so you might have an uphill battle but in the long run it could be worth the effort to get them out of your property and instead get someone into your property who is a better tenant.
Explore other legal options
In some situations, you may be able to explore other legal options. Such as suing your tenants but if they aren’t paying you rent it probably isn’t likely that they are going to pay you a judgement. It all depends on the situation and the laws governing that situation.
If you decide to go this route, you will probably want to work with an attorney. They will want to get paid whether you win or lose your case but sometimes it’s worth the expense just to get bad tenant out of your rental property.
Sell your property
If your tenants are a real hassle and causing you a lot of stress and expense, then you can always sell your property. In fact, a lot of rental property owners that sell to us do so because of the frustrations they face dealing with tenants. Depending on who you sell to, you may not even need to evict your tenant first (for example, in many cases, we just buy and evict for you). For rental property owners with family living in the rental, this is an ideal solution.