Landlord Question and Answer Forum

Forum / Move-Out & Eviction / Extreme Problem Tenants and I Need Serious Help
The tenants were 2 months behind on rent (total about $800) and decided about a week ago to move out. Today we were visited by the sheriff's department and one of the tenants is now wanted for failure to appear in court. Yesterday was the day they were supposed to be finished moving out (which they weren't). I gave them tonight to finish and went to the house to see how it was. I walk to the door and it is wide open, busted, and can't be closed, walk inside and it smelled like cat and dog urine and feces. I start to walk around and there is various holes in the wall, giant cockroaches, and discoloration of the floor. Not only was the floor discolored but it was also torn up. I go to one of the bathrooms and lo and behold there was a wonderful surprise left in the toilet (your assumptions are likely correct). After the bathroom I go to one of the bedrooms and find bottles of urine in the floor. Also there is a bunk bed and washer/dryer from rent to own place. These are my second renters and I have no clue what to do in this situation. Summary: Disgusting tenants wrecked the house and I'm new to being a landlord so I'm not sure what to do. Thank you in advance for your advise.
Kimberly B, NC on Saturday, November 10, 2012
RE: Extreme Problem Tenants and I Need Serious Help
I would recommend taking pictures of everything, then start the legal process.
Posted by Clark F, OK on Wednesday, November 14, 2012
RE: Extreme Problem Tenants and I Need Serious Help
First of all CALL the rental company to come get there property so that you are not held reponsible for the remaining money owed to the company. Then TAKE PICTURES you will need them at court. Finally FILE DAMAGE TO PRIVATE PROPERTY report with your local authorities so that the damage is recorded with them as well (extra witnesses). After all that FILE in small claims court. Hope this helped. GOOD LUCK
Posted by sherry m, CO on Thursday, November 15, 2012
Documents related to this forum

Alabama 7 Day Notice for Failure to Pay Rent

Alabama 7 Day Notice To Terminate the Lease

Alabama Statement of Claim-Eviction Unlawful Detainer

Alaska 10 Day Notice to Cure or Vacate

Highest Rated Discussions
Author: Beverly S, NC
Updated: 03/28/2016
Rating: Star0Star1Star2Star3Star4
Author: Emmett J, GA
Updated: 03/03/2016
Rating: Star0Star1Star2Star3Star4
Author: Howard P, CA
Updated: 09/06/2018
Rating: Star0Star1Star2Star3Star4
Author: Laura D, AZ
Updated: 06/29/2011
Rating: Star0Star1Star2Star3Star4
Author: Kimberly B, NC
Updated: 11/15/2012
Rating: Star0Star1Star2Star3Star4

The forum is completely free to anyone! If you wish to post a message, you must log in. If you are not registered already, Join today to create a free account!

Any comments and opinions that are expressed by the users of this forum are solely those of the authors, and have not been reviewed or approved by ezLandlordForms.

Satisfaction
Guaranteed

Money Back Guaranteed
Trusted by Over
300,000 Property
Managers, Realtors,
Attorneys, and Landlords
since 2006!
More Info
The ezLandlordForms team gives advice to first-time landlords on Designing Spaces!

Buzz About ezLandlordForms

MSNBC Logo  says:
Barbara Corcoran, MSNBC
"get complete applications and leases online at ezlandlordforms.com"
— Barbara Corcoran
Fox Business Logo CBS Radio Logo msnbc Logo The Wall Street Journal - WSJ - Logo CNN Money Logo
Call us: 1-877-367-6771

We are available 7 days a week to answer your questions and to receive your feedback.

ezLandlordForms products and services are reviewed and approved by attorneys, accountants, fellow landlords, or industry experts.
ezLandlordForms is not a law firm and our products and services are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.
Copyright © 2006-2022, ezLandlord, Inc. All Rights Reserved. | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions | ezLandlordForms Affiliate Program
Version: 1.581.0