Re: Do the legally correct thing - Posted by Millie I.
Posted by Millie I. on May 31, 1999 at 22:25:32:
1)Send the tenant an official 30 days notice and reminder that the lease has expired, and you do not wish to renew the lease. Give her a specific date to move out by midnight. Firmly advise her that she would be traspassing, and be subject to legal eviction if she is not out by that date. Give her 7 days to respond to you, or you will initiate legal action, charging her for full legal costs.
2)Advise her that if she is not out by that specific date, she would be charged $50 or more per day until she is out of there. All unpaid rent will be retrievable through court garnishment. If that happens, follow up with another notice that her new daily rental rate is $50 until she moves out.
- Advise her to clean all rooms, and remove all debris from the rental unit, or she would be charged $100 to $450 for cleaning, plus repairs to damages at the professional rate of $45 per hour. All retrievable through court garnishments or liens on personal properties or bank accounts.
Consult your attorney for details. Play hard ball, this is no time to be a gentleman. The important thing is to create an official paper trail that you can submit to the judge proving that you have provided sufficient notice to the tenant, and you have every right to reposses the property for your own use.
P.S. Don’t forget to charge ‘Lost of Income’ against the tenant if she trash the place and you can’t rent it for a month or two. She is paying for all your losses even after she moves out.