Landlords: How do I get a tenant to peacefully vacate the property at the end of their lease?
2) is a bad idea. If you don't like them, they don't like you, then don't renew the lease. Don't tread lightly. If he has figured out that he can do what he has been doing in the past, and you'll still renew the lease, then he'll do it in the future.1) you don't renew the lease. If they stay, then you just go through the proper process for eviction. Make sure the insurance is paid. In the extremely unlikely event that force has to be used, then it's the sheriff that does on the work. In practice, I've never found it necessary since once the sheriff posts a message saying that they will be there on day X, people always move out on day X-1.Finally, if you have a contentious relationships with the tenant, avoid any contact whenever possible. Do everything you can to abide by the lease, but do not contact the tenant at all. It's better for both of you. In fact, in cases where I've found myself not getting along with a tenant, I've stopped talking to them had had someone else who they haven't had bad relations with, do all of the talking.
How can a landlord collect rent & damages from a tenant who moved out before lease was up & left tons of damages (and did not leave a forwarding address)?
If the tenant left before end of contract, you can forfeit all depositsYou already got deposits. So that is yours. And with this, you can cover it.Landlord take risksTenants also take risks. The both side .If everyone in the world is so good people, we do not need it but not that in reality. There are bad landlords and tenants.That is why we all have a rule. And the both take risk too.So, the balance is made with deposit.If you are bad landlord, you will not return the deposit to tenant. Even tenant do anything wrong. But it happened. So Tenant decide which way is better for him. Sue you and bring you to court? Or think I am not lucky! so just give up.If the tenant is bad, you also keep his deposit and do not return it. So it is fair. If you decide to go to curt, yes you can. or you just think I am not luck so I just give up. Always the same.That is why landlord take deposits for sure and also tenant take your house for use. Unfortunately, the tenant used your house in wrong way which you do not like or feel damaged. This is your risk as landlord. But you still have his deposit. Do not panic too much.Also, that is why tenant also has right to use the house in his own way. Because sometimes, if landlord is bad, his deposit can not be return. If he is not lucky. So that is also tenant’s risk. He can lose his money. Well, fair is anyway. The both side have their own risks.Sadly, it is true that more and more people get crazy and such crazy people kill normal and good people.
How much time does a landlord in New York City have to give for a tenant to move out if the tenant does not have a lease?
I once accompanied a friend of mine who was a landlord in New York City and wanted to give notice to a tenant who did not have a lease to get out. He walked up him, pointed a gun to his head and cocked the gun. He told the tenant he had one New York minute to get out. The tenant moved out is less than a minute but what left me puzzled was why he would leave without taking all his belongings. All I know is that particular tenant never did come back.To get more accurate and reliable information check with the local housing department, an attorney, and sometimes the city’s main website as they frequently reference local Landlord Tenant Laws. You may find local Landlord Tenant laws listed separately but that is where to find out.
Landlord-Tenant Law: Is it illegal if my apartment complex charges me both the reletting fee and the remaining months of the lease if I move out my apartment in Texas before the lease ends?
I live in Texas also. You do not have to pay the reletting fee. The only thing you have to do by law is give your landlord 30 days written notice. If you give notice anytime other than the first of the month, you will pay either a prorated fee or the whole month, less the prorated fee.The landlord can only charge you for the months the apartment is empty and has not been rented, and they must make a good faith effort to rent the apartment to another tenaut.They cannot rent the apartment out and collect fot the remaining months left in your lease, no matter what anyone tells you. You do not need to consult a lawyer, this is a fact.They can't screw up your credit, either, by reporting you to a credit bureau if you are in good standing, up to date on your rent, and have given notice.Keep a copy of your 30 day Notice to Quit. I would send it certified mail, so there's no “confusion” about having sent it, in case it comes up later. If you give just verbal notice, they may try and report you to a credit reporting agency, claiming you did not provide them with thirty days notice.In addition, they cannot keep your security deposit and use it to pay your rent for the months remaining on your lease (I would not deduct the security deposit toward last month's rent).They must either return your security deposit or give you a detailed statement of deductions. If they do not, you can go to court and sue for your deposit back. Put this request in writing, because if you don't the burden of proof will be on you to prove that you notifief them of your forwarding address.This is the law in Texas. I have consulted people on it so don't waste time paying an attorney who may not give you the correct information anyways.
Does a landlord have to reimburse their tenant one month rent, if the end date ends and the landlord wants to sell the property? How soon after the lease ends can the landlord sell the property?
No.Absolutely not.The landlord can sell the property whenever he/she wants: Before or after the lease expires.If your lease ends on December 31, your landlord can sell the property on December 1. The purchaser becomes your new landlord. Your lease stays intact. All the terms and conditions remain the same. And when your lease is up, the new landlord is responsible for refunding your security deposit.If your lease ends on December 31 and the landlord sells the property on January 1, the landlord doesn’t have to reimburse you a penny of rent. Your lease expired on December 31. Presumably, since the lease expired, you moved out by 11:59 pm on December 31. You’re not renting there anymore, nor do you have any right to rent there. You’re still owed any remaining security deposit, but that’s it.In short, whether the building is sold has no bearing whatsoever on what the tenant might be entitled to.
How do you write off amount paid to tenant to break lease early as a landlord?
You don't. You just re-rent the unit, presumably for a higher rent.
Is the landlord required to provide a copy of the lease to the tenant if the tenant loses their copy?
Most jurisdictions don’t require that you replace a copy of the lease that the tenant has lost or otherwise misplaced.It’s generally a good business practice to do so.I typically charge a copying fee to replace the lease copy, if the tenant lost it.As others have noted — if there’s a loophole, there’s a loophole, whether they have a copy of the lease or not.A notice to quit is not an eviction notice, and you have to have a court order to evict. Before you can evict, you have to meet legal requirements in your notice to quit, in most jurisdictions, this requires sending registered mail, and may also require additional notice.This is going to vary drastically depending on your local landlord/tenant laws.Generally, you should probably contact a local landlords association and/or an attorney specializing in landlord/tenant disputes.If the tenant wants to fight you on this, they just have to show up in court for the eviction proceeding and contest it. At that point, you are going to have to provide the court with a copy of the contract — the lease — and the court will provide it to the tenant anyway, so you really aren’t going to successfully pull a fast one on the tenant. The court will likely grant a continuance or schedule a date so that the tenant has time to respond, once they have a copy of the lease.In other words, by withholding the copy of the lease, you are simply delaying how long it’s going to take you to get them out, if you want them gone. It’s not in your interest.
How can I get my name off of a month-to-month co-tenant lease? Three out of four tenants have vacated the property and given notice to the landlord, but the landlord refuses to take our name off of the lease. This is a rent controlled area.
Give him 30 days registered letter and say see ya. After you do that it ceases to be a lease so whether or not he wants to he cant have a lease full of people who have gone with notice and turned in the key remember to give keys back ….if its rent controlled which i am not familar ' i can't see it being hard at all to get another person in… not your problem though, notice , keys gone.