Do you have tenants that are becoming a frustration to you? You’re not the only one. Many landlords find out the hard way that they have frustrating tenants in a rental property. In this blog post, I’ll show you 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in New Jersey.
If you are a landlord, sooner or later you will have to deal with a frustrating tenant in one of your properties. Late payments, too many people living in it, trashing the property, or even those tenants that call you for absolutely everything. No matter the situation, you always have the chance to find tenants like that! So here are 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in NJ when it happens to you.
Try to convince or negotiate with your tenants
Your first approach should always try to negotiate or convince your tenants. Explain to them that you provide a service and they need to pay for it, and treat it properly. Maybe they don’t even realize that they’re being inconvenients, or they’re not paying the rent on time because they need a different payment schedule. There are several different reasons for a tenant to become a burden! If you’re able to talk to them and reach a reasonable agreement, that is definitely the best choice!
Evict your tenants
Sometimes, it’s not possible to reason with your tenants simply because they don’t want to. They want to be like that. In those cases, eviction might be the only way out! However, evicting tenants can be costly, time consuming and exhausting. It is legally complicated, but still an option. In general, laws in NJ often favor tenants over landlords, but if you believe it’s worth the fight, do it. After all, it’s always good to get a bad tenant out of your property and instead get someone who is a better tenant.
Explore other legal options
If neither conversation or eviction are working, you can also in some specific situations sue your tenants to get their wages garnished. It all depends on the situation and laws. Of course, there will be a cost to hire a good attorney, but sometimes it’s worth the expense to get a bad tenant out of your rental property.
Sell your property
If your tenants are a real hassle and causing you a lot of stress and expense, then you can always sell your property. In fact, a lot of rental property owners that sell to us do so because of the frustrations they face dealing with tenants. Depending on who you sell to, you may not even need to evict your tenant first (for example, in many cases, we just buy and evict for you). For rental property owners with family living in the rental, this is an ideal solution.