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!