Re: Eviction - Posted by Long Beach Ed
Posted by Long Beach Ed on October 28, 2003 at 09:43:32:
Screen them and never rent to anyone bigger than you or smarter than you. Make the places nice and charge top rents. Never rent to anyone with bad credit. If you follow those rules to the letter, you should have less than 5% go bad. Avoid teachers, cops, sheetrok mechanics and anyone who is a wiseguy.
When you have a problem, act immediately. Be strict. Tenants will test you. Set a rule. If you don’t receive rent by the Fifth, go to court. Never beg for money or knock on doors. That is the court’s job.
If a tenant goes bad and starts disliking you, get rid of them. I use month to month agreements, so I can do this. An angry tenant will always be a problem.
And of course, take care of your places so these tenants never have a valid complaint. I’ve been very successful following these rules, but took a bath before I learned them.
Long Beach Ed