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Old 10-21-2017, 01:07 PM   #101
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You have tenants that pay by the week?

No, but a plumber I know has a couple "rooming houses".
They pay by the week, days, whatever it takes for him to stay ahead of them.

I couldn't believe how much he pulls in from them. He knows he drags the bottom with the tenants, but he knows when they get their money and he is right there for them to fork it over before they can blow it.
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Old 10-21-2017, 01:16 PM   #102
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Anecdotes can be all over the place, what people do, don't do or get away with isn't the point. If you are throwing people out on the street you need to be very familiar with the law. Otherwise it could come back and bite you hard.


I agree 110% with you. Being a landlord is not all collecting checks.

There is a fine line you need to walk to keep legal and also not lose your shirt.

It gets easier with time but you still better be on your toes. I have been a landlord since 1990. I have only had one tenant that I got burned by and probably about three more that came close, but I managed to be one step ahead of them.

You still have to be able to feel people out. There are times when there is a real life event that can trip somebody up and you have to be able to let the leash out a little bit in order to actually protect yourself vs just slamming the hammer down no matter what.
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:31 PM   #103
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I came to this thread after reading the other one about Mr. Tuttle's problems. I don't know what is really going on in either case, but I can tell you that Eastern Kentucky is about the most F'd up place I have ever been, and I live in East Tennessee, which is pretty darn bad. Corbin is right on I75, and its the main corridor for pills in the Eastern US. When I was working in the area (running an air ambulance business) I saw some of the craziest stuff you can imagine. Most of it was a direct result of pills. Everybody carries a gun. Including me, once I saw how things were. I was once threatened with a beat down in the Walmart parking lot for driving too close to some hillbilly's kid. It's an economically depressed area, in general, with lots of folks who are unemployable and making their livings with some questionable activities. Like I said in the other thread, there are some areas of economic growth, but you would have to be pretty choosy about the work you take to stay out of trouble.

So, my take is that anything is possible, given this guy's neighborhood.
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The law says 30 days minimum though. Some day someone may look it up. Judge said I won the case but where was my money? Didn't happen. You go to court over minor things? Not me, two cases in 33 years.


Not sure what youíre trying to say. I enforce my contracts to the letter. Thatís my job. I do it and I do it well.

Been to court dozens of times. Never had a Tenant given 30 days. Never.
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Not sure what youíre trying to say. I enforce my contracts to the letter. Thatís my job. I do it and I do it well.

Been to court dozens of times. Never had a Tenant given 30 days. Never.
I didn't try to say anything, I was clear in stating that throwing people out of a dwelling should be done legally or it can jam you up big time. It doesn't matter how good a bully you are, the wrong guy with the right attorney's office can stomp a mud hole in your butt.

Your contract needs to follow state and federal law. If it's legal to physically remove a tenant in a week's time, enforcing your contract will have the law on your side but if it isn't, and it doesn't look like it is, you are putting yourself in harm's way. That's as simple as I can explain it.
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20 years ago I did an apartment complex in a pretty chitty area and I wasn't threatened with a gun but my step ladder was.

My step ladder was blocking a bit of a walkway and one of this places fine upstanding residents said in his most clear Ebonics " move this ladder before I shoot it"


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State law here is 30 day notice, except for non-payment. After correct notification and passing of the 7 or 30 days you can get a court date.
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1. He didn't threaten you with a gun.
2. I'm going to go way out on a limb here and guess........... there's no contract.
Best contract is not to dill with aholes. I would step away from op job long time go. If I can not go along with someone I do not work for him.
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Best contract is not to dill with aholes. I would step away from op job long time go. If I can not go along with someone I do not work for him.
Not everyone is perfect and can recognize a-holes 100% of the time right off the bat. It's not like it's tatooed on their foreheads.
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Sounds like a rough situation.
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this is really frustrating dude. why didn't you take him to the court first? such customers always piss me off.
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