I've called and texted them, and have gotten no response. I asked for the rent and late fee ASAP. I told them they need to make having a roof over their families head a priority. They've lived in my rental home for 8 months, and for the past 4 months the rent has been late.(And how do I actually collect the $50 late fee? They've been putting the late rent in my account without it.) Actually, I only got the rent after calling and reminding them it's past due. For some reason, they wanted me pick it up. I told them this is totally inconvenient. For whatever reason, they're not capable of mailing a check, so I told them to deposit it into my account. I'm tired of being jerked around by these people. Should I file for eviction? I'm sure as soon as I do the rent will appear! I have a demanding job, and fear I'll be in and out of eviction court with these people a lot. They have the income to pay!(But seem to waste their money! I'm sure they have cable and cell phones!) I'm a single working mom. I have a mortgage and can't take this stress! HELP!
I am in NJ. I thought this property would be a good investment, but it's turned into a nightmare! I got these people from a realtor. He screened them and checked references, but now I think the references were fakes. I can't imagine the previous landlord really thought they were fantastic tenants! : ( It's sad that people with children are so irresponsible!
Asked by Anonymous at 1:55 PM on Sep. 28, 2013 in Money & Work
Answer by Ballad at 1:59 PM on Sep. 28, 2013
Answer by SleepingBeautee at 2:00 PM on Sep. 28, 2013
Answer by Rosehawk at 2:02 PM on Sep. 28, 2013
Did you have them sign a lease or some sort of contract saying that the rent is due on the 15th of the month. After the 15th then there will be a $10 a day late fee (or what ever late you do choose). If rent is more than 30 days behind (or whatever your state allows), then you will proceed with an eviction.
If you don't have this, then I would meet with them and lay out what will happen. You have allowed them to be late for four months with out paying a late fee so they are going to take advantage of it. I would also go to your county's website and look under magistrate court. Most counties have a record search and you can see if they have ever been evicted and if they have been sued.
Answer by JeremysMom at 2:03 PM on Sep. 28, 2013
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:04 PM on Sep. 28, 2013
Answer by tempsingl3mom at 2:05 PM on Sep. 28, 2013
Rosehawk, I may be miss interpreting this but she may mean after the rent is late, she won't come pick it up, they need to either come to her or mail the check. My dad has learned to do that. He would gladly come pick up the check on the due date or before but he had a lot of people who would call and say "hey, I have the rent, come pick it up", and then they wouldn't be there.
Answer by JeremysMom at 2:05 PM on Sep. 28, 2013
Answer by cynzbryte at 2:06 PM on Sep. 28, 2013
Answer by tempsingl3mom at 2:08 PM on Sep. 28, 2013
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 2:10 PM on Sep. 28, 2013
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