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My tenant constantly tries to ignore me. She changes her phone number or blocks me and won't respond to my text messages. I send her certified letters but other than the postal tracking I would otherwise never know if she got them. Anyway, I notified her that would not tolerate late rent any longer and that she was to vacate the property, (30 day notice). She's late on rent again this month, 9 days from having to vacate and, (as usual) I hadn't heard from her so I called her work and got through to her yesterday. She acknowledged getting the notice to vacate but stated she didn't have plans in motion to move out. What do you do when you have someone like this tha is completely unresponsive? My plan is to start the eviction process on the 6th of the Month but it's so frustrating not being able to communicate with a tenant.
Curtis W. and Cynthia L G, CA on Thursday, February 7, 2019
RE: Tenant is Ignoring my Notice to Vacate
Easy-peasy answer. Go to your county courthouse and file for a court date for eviction. Then take the papers they give you and walk the short distance to the county sheriffs booth and tell them "I'd like to have this individual served please." Be prepared to pay $150+/- for the experience but you can recoop that. Now, this is the important part, REFUSE ALL CONTACT FROM HER. Show up in court, explain to the judge what you did, and watch him/her lay into the tenant.
Posted by Matthew M, IL on Thursday, February 7, 2019
RE: Tenant is Ignoring my Notice to Vacate
Once you file the papers to have her served, odds are then she-then possibly her lawyer-will start calling you like crazy. Ignore them all and just show up at court.
Posted by Matthew M, IL on Thursday, February 7, 2019
RE: Tenant is Ignoring my Notice to Vacate
Why is it important to "REFUSE ALL CONTACT FROM HER"?
Posted by Francisco M, FL on Thursday, February 7, 2019
RE: Tenant is Ignoring my Notice to Vacate
Because she knows how to play the game.
Posted by Matthew M, IL on Thursday, February 7, 2019
RE: Tenant is Ignoring my Notice to Vacate
What can she do if you communicate with her?
Posted by Francisco M, FL on Friday, February 8, 2019
RE: Tenant is Ignoring my Notice to Vacate
"What can she do if you communicate with her?" She can use any and all responses in court Francisco M.
Posted by Matthew M, IL on Friday, February 8, 2019
RE: Tenant is Ignoring my Notice to Vacate
Interesting, what sort of thing can compromise the Landlord?
Posted by Francisco M, FL on Friday, February 8, 2019
RE: Tenant is Ignoring my Notice to Vacate
Please, file with county, serve with sheriff, then show up at court.
Posted by Matthew M, IL on Friday, February 8, 2019
RE: Tenant is Ignoring my Notice to Vacate
Thank you for the advice. I found out I have to give her 60 days notice, (I gave 30) so I'm issuing her a letter to provide the 60 day notice AND a 3 day notice to pay or quit this months rent. I've shut off my bank account so she'll be forced to pay in person or by mail (which is consistent with the lease) so her only chance to avoid eviction will be to pay the rent on time (or within the 3 day notice period).
Posted by Curtis W. and Cynthia L G, CA on Friday, February 8, 2019
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