Are you a landlord with frustrating tenants? You’re not alone. Many landlords find out the hard way that they have frustrating tenants in one of their rental properties. In this article, we’re sharing 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in Central Mississippi and in the 39157 zip code.
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 what the situation, tenants like that will eventually rent your property. Here are 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in Central Mississippi 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 treat it properly. Perhaps your tenants don’t realize they are inconveniencing you or maybe they’re not paying because they need a different payment schedule (such as weekly instead of monthly).
Set expectations before signing a lease
Having frank conversations, effective screening without discriminating against anyone, can save a lot of headaches and stress between you and your tenants. Consider incentives to all tenants for paying their rent early and maybe even have them take on minor maintenance issues. Make sure they have a comprehensive list of your maintenance people and educate them on when to call for help. Often times, tenants just don’t know, nobody has ever taken the time to educate them.
Evict your tenants
Evicting tenants can be tricky and even legally complicated but it’s an option for you. 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. Make sure from day one you keep copies of all correspondences, consider using a recorded phone line, but be sure to disclose you are recording if required by law. When a tenant claims you never told them, you will have the benefit of the recordings to prove otherwise. Make sure you have legally binding contracts and stay informed regarding changes to landlord/tenant laws.
Explore other legal options
In some situations, you may be able to explore other legal options, from suing your tenants to getting their wages garnished. It all depends on the situation and the laws governing that situation. Of course, you may need to work with a high priced attorney to do this 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.