It is not always that you get good tenants. Sometimes you get tenants that make sure you do not get an easy time and force you to take extreme measures. Sometimes, being a property owner you fail to understand why such things happen and how you can deal with them in the right manner. The only possible option that one thinks possible and applicable is issuing an eviction notice. However, instead of immediately issuing an eviction notice, you may want to deal with the problems first. Here is a list of the most common problems that are often caused by tenants and how you can deal with them.
Paying the Rent Late
Many a times, tenants pay the rent late. And they have amazing stories as to why they are paying their rent late. It is okay if late payment helps once in a while, but making a habit out of it is something that is not so acceptable. In order to make sure that you avoid this problem, make sure that you clearly make the tenant understand that the rent should be paid before a certain date, for instance, before the 10th of every month. This provides a good margin for the tenant as well if they have any difficulty paying the rent on the initial days on the month.
Refusing to Pay Rent
There are a number of reasons that a tenant altogether refuses to pay the rent. In such a case communication is the crucial element. You can structure your payment options and also change the living arrangements. If your tenant declares that he/she cannot manage to pay the rent you can either move them to a smaller, lower-cost units or set them up with roommates. This will help them with the rental problem and will also help you get your rent in time.
A bad tenant will cause all kinds of troubles for you, from non-payment of rent to causing trouble for the neighbors and causing damage to your property. The best thing you can do to avoid bad tenants from renting your property is to do a background check before signing the contract. Furthermore, an interview with the potential tenant when showing the house. It will help a lot in determining what sort of a person are you letting your property to.
You may get various complaints that your tenant is disturbing the neighbors. The best thing you can do is allow the neighbors to solve the problem themselves. Most of the times, the issues are not that big and are usually solved with mutual agreement. If things get way out of hand you can step in and do the necessary adjustments.
Bringing Pets in No-Pet zone
If your apartment is in a building that has strict no pets policy then make sure that you tenants knows this. Furthermore, add a clause in your agreement that clearly states that in case of bringing a pet in a no pet zone, termination of the contract will take place. This will make sure that the tenant does not violate the agreement.
Violation of Rules
Make sure that you add all the basic rules and regulation in your agreement. When the rules are written down in the agreement, the tenant has to abide by them. And if they do not abide by them then the landlord has the authority to take action which can even lead to eviction.