Post by greatcoastal on Apr 11, 2019 14:29:44 GMT -5
My tenants keep stalling. Just like an attorney predicted, and advised me about. There is going to be a "Case for Rent Determination Hearing".
There was a question about $180.00 that they ONCE paid me in $$.That still leaves the other 7 missed or short payments.
This gives my tenants another 3 weeks of staying in the house.
If my tenants fail to appear the whole case is dismissed. The attorney advised me to " expect that to happen".
If.... and that's a BIG "IF". The 'amount owed' is established by the court, the defendant ( my tenants) needs to then pay that amount to the Clerk of Courts. I hope that means "on that day". I plan on finding out just how much more time this will cost me. ( legally it should also cost my tennants the longer they get to live in the house)
This reminds me of the many examples of a refuser who denies, argues, aviods, refuses then claims to be a victim. More DARVO.
This doesn't even begin to get into the damage of the property, and that the rent needs to be increased by 50%. Just like the big "IF" a rejector claims " they are going to change. Or " try to do better"
That still doesn't address the past ( damages) or the future ( upping the rent and being able to pay the rent). Just like our SM. We are supposed to just dismiss the past and continue to cling to "false hope" for the future.
greatcoastal, get a lawyer. their job is to kick butts. let the pros do it. just my free advice.
That's good advice, however,..... in this case..... it seems pretty well cut and dry,or straight forward that all the other missed payments need to be paid, that my tenants DO NOT pay their rent.
I do still get attorney advice. I am told " you are doing everything correctly, you'll do fine."
It does seem ridiculous that it is even getting 20 minutes of a judges time.
Similar to how many of us continue to give our time to a rejector. I gave my tenants far to much time, mercy, and forgiveness, while hurting myself in the process.
I am getting all my 'ducks in a row' for my court case. Just more 'positive' from my divorce. I learned a lot about preparing for a court case from my divorce, and I am now using it in other aspects of my journey!
I am also giving my tenants a " life lesson". I don't expect to be thanked for it. Nor am I very happy about having to be the one to do it. It is what it is. They will soon realize what it will be like to rent from a apartment complex and what happens when you don't obey the rules, that you agreed to. ( similar to what happens when you don't have sex in a marriage)
Post by saarinista on Apr 17, 2019 13:15:52 GMT -5
I agree it's great to DIY anything if you can. But if you're like me, sometimes I spend too much time trying to do things myself when in the end I realize I should have given in and hired a pro to do it. Just something to keep in mind.
But absolutely if you can do it yourself in a reasonable time frame go for it.
And definitely don't be too nice, and don't expect to be thanked. Part of the reason you're making money from rent is that you have to be the bad guy. But that may actually be good practice for you. Sometimes we have to stand up for ourselves. And forcing your clients to adhere to their commitments may help them grow up, too.
When things get really bad, remember to keep breathing.
misssunnybunny: You're welcome! So glad to hear you had a great day
Jan 19, 2019 16:34:01 GMT -5
worksforme2: anyone hear anything lately from mrslowmaintenance or smartkat?
Jan 24, 2019 18:06:02 GMT -5
petrushka: Just saw the forecast for Mildura at 47C -- I hope you and Ms. Enna are going to be ok Baz. That's getting dangerous.
Jan 24, 2019 20:10:00 GMT -5
lifeinwoodinville: I last heard from mrslowmaintenance about a month ago. I have been in regular contact with her for the last year and a half. I feel comfortable in saying that her situation remains unchanged. If you want to know more PM me.
Jan 25, 2019 22:36:50 GMT -5
worksforme2: Hey baza,...I know it's hot and dry down under. N.C. is having record rainfall. I would gladly trade some rain for some sunshine....
Feb 22, 2019 20:28:35 GMT -5
tamara68: Today it's steak and blowjob day! I suppose the steak is for those who don't get a blowjob.
Mar 14, 2019 16:49:49 GMT -5
petrushka: tamara68 Laughing with tears in my eyes. And my steak is going to be semolina gruel, due to some tummy upset :-\
Mar 15, 2019 1:11:10 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: So sad to hear the news from New Zealand. Boston Strong supports Kiwi Strong!!
Mar 15, 2019 7:46:22 GMT -5
petrushka: I was gobsmacked when I heard. This is just not us. In all of 2017 we had 37 murders in the country ..... I think the echo chambers of "social media" have a lot to answer for.
Mar 15, 2019 18:45:45 GMT -5
baza: Feeling for our Brothers and Sisters across the ditch Brother petrushka .
Mar 15, 2019 19:27:50 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: petrushka, I thought I read the headline wrong (this stuff happens here, not in NZ). It is frightening the hate that is being spread; it makes my heart hurt.
Mar 15, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -5
saarinista: All of us, IMHO, should try to be civil and kind as much as possible in person and online. I actively Tweet (civilly) on political matters and am horrified by the rancor & trolling on both sides of the spectrum, which only inflames unstable people.
Mar 19, 2019 23:21:20 GMT -5
saarinista: is anyone else watching March Madness?
Mar 24, 2019 11:44:48 GMT -5
worksforme2: doesn't much look like it...
Mar 27, 2019 12:20:10 GMT -5
saarinista: Well, my team is going to the Final Four! I am beyond thrilled. Basketball is life.
Apr 1, 2019 0:47:14 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: Congrats! Yay! I don't know how many people see the shout box, I don't think it shows up not he mobile version of the site. Maybe post something in the Off Topic section and more folks may see it?
Apr 1, 2019 15:38:34 GMT -5
wewbwb: Or, maybe baseball season started . . .
Apr 2, 2019 5:27:34 GMT -5
flashjohn: saarinista, my alma mater, Texas Tech, is also in the final four.
Apr 3, 2019 14:59:01 GMT -5
saarinista: : flashjohn Ruh, roh. Then we have to be mortal enemies for the weekend because I went to MSU!
Apr 4, 2019 16:09:20 GMT -5