Tips To deals with TENANTS
Tenants not leaving home.Tips to help you keep your home’s possession to yourself and have the law by your side.
Tenants are found in two unique variations; one who solemnly spend their stay and leave; and the rest who live only to not get away so easily. As a landlord, you must have heard of different news stories published from time to time in newspapers about unruly tenants who overstay their welcome and resort to dishonest practices once asked by the landlord to vacate their facility and even those who drag their landlord to court just to prove they have a point.
Landlords, however, could easily get rid of such elements if they follow Buildings Lease and Rent Control Act of the local authority.
Before we start the article in details, it is important for landlords to know eviction of a tenant could take time, and for unruly ones, it could actually be time game only. So, by the time your house is vacated; do not necessarily resort to self-help practices such as changing locks, discontinuing daily facilities etc. Such things could only worsen the process of eviction and you could have laws speaking against you
A two-step process including communication and action.
Step 1 – Communication
The first step is to talk to your tenants freely. Serve them enough time to leave your facility, and tell them valid reasons why you require the premise. If you want to raise the rent, tell it. If you want the house for yourself, convey it. Most tenants would leave if problems are validly told; the common issues they would create are making delays in evacuating property, taking time in finding a new home, paying in delays. But once they leave, the problem is solved. But what about those who don’t
Step 2 – Action
This is perhaps the most unwelcoming step for a landlord, but when tenants resort to not leave easily, you have to become strict.
- Find out valid reasons to evict
- Give tenant sufficient time and a written notice that you want the premise to vacate
- File a lawsuit to evict, if required
Now it is important for landlords to know common grounds you can ask your tenant to leave your premise
- Rent not being paid on time if it is beyond 15 days of the rest day
- If the tenant has given permission to another person to occupy the facility without the consent of the owner
- If use of the house is used for other reasons than those mentioned in lease deed
- If the tenant has damaged the building or affected the utility of it
- If the house is used for any illegal and immoral activities
- If tenants are becoming a problem in the neighborhood – such as other tenants and neighbors facing issues
- If the building is required by the landlord or any other person of landlord’s family for residential purpose
There are other clauses as well, which we discuss other time, Please be noted that the causes and grounds of eviction could differ from places to places and your local laws. So, before doing an eviction legally, consult a lawyer for better and more relevant tips.