Re: Who is responsible - Posted by Brent_IL
Posted by Brent_IL on October 15, 2003 at 18:23:54:
I’d let her go. She isn’t going to exercise and isn’t going to pay, so get someone else in the house a little earlier than expected that will pay. Disgruntled tenants can cause difficulties. A disgruntled tenant with an attorney can cause even more difficulties. Carrying the payments for a few months is preferable to having a non-paying tenant in possession.
Here’s a story for you. There is a brilliant attorney that works in Cook County doing evictions. He simply decided that he didn?t want to work long hours, so he specializes in cases that are cut-and-dry and are decided during short hours. He charges tenants 50% or 60% of the monthly rent that the tenant isn?t paying to the landlord and tells his clients to save money to move. He won?t go into court until he gets his money up front.
Without any grounds at all, by making statutory motions and waiting for a response, he can keep a tenant in residence for approximately seven months. With the slightest arguable position, the tenants are there for a year. With a lease and an option, your renters would be homeboys. If I remember, his record is four years. The only requirements of the tenant are to know enough to call him, and to pay the monthly fee in time.
Whenever I?m tempted to do a L/O instead of a L/P, I think of the $300,000 a year that this guy makes tying up landlords.