Posted by Jim Locker on December 23, 2000 at 19:09:59:
>>. I pretty much knew I didn’t have a leg to stand on but actually the biggest reasons I changed the lock was because the former tenants(friends of the recent tenants) still had a key and were somehow coming in and cyphening the oil from the oil tank!!!
So, if I understand you correctly, you did NOT change the locks prior to renting to the last set of tenants?
RULE NUMBER 1: CHANGE THE Gosh Darn LOCKS ALWAYS!!!
What if someone with a key shows up and rips off your tenants? Or worse, rapes your tenant? Guess who gets sued because the intruder had a key. Uh huh. You guessed it.
Now, you don’t have to tolerate former tenants stealing the oil. That is theft and if they don’t live there they have no right to be there. Call the cops. Set up a security camera (hidden) and get a picture.
Change the locks and give the current tenant (who you will now evict) a key.