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I have a tenant who is a cronic late payer since day one. Tenant paid half of Sept rent on 9/14. Lease agreement says it must be paid on or before the 5th. Being that I have accepted partial rent, can I still evict tenant? I want them out before they get into my pocket much more.
Mike M, TN on Monday, September 14, 2009
RE: Partial Rent Payment
Accrding to TN law :66-28-508. Waiver of landlord's right to terminate. — If the landlord accepts rent without reservation and with knowledge of a tenant default, the landlord by such acceptance condones the default and thereby waives such landlord's right and is estopped from terminating the rental agreement as to that breach.
Posted by Donna , NC on Tuesday, September 15, 2009
RE: Partial Rent Payment
Charge a late fee and try putting them on a bi-monthly plan and stick to your guns. Forewarn them to get their act together, or face possible eviction.
Posted by , OR on Tuesday, September 15, 2009
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