Are you a landlord with frustrating tenants? You’re not alone. Many landlords find out the hard way that they have frustrating tenants in one of their rental properties. In this article, we’re sharing 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in Colorado Springs and in the 80904 zip code.
If you own a rental property, sooner or later you’re going to deal with a frustrating tenant in one of your properties. Maybe they trashed the property, maybe they never pay rent on time, maybe there are too many people living there, maybe they just call you for every little thing. No matter what the situation, tenants like that will eventually rent your property. Here are 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in Colorado Springs when it happens it to you.
Try to convince or negotiate with your tenants
You can try to reason with your tenants and explain that you provide a service so they need to pay and treat it properly. Perhaps your tenants don’t realize they are inconveniencing you or maybe they’re not paying because they need a different payment schedule (such as weekly instead of monthly).
This is the most practical option but it is also the option that is least likely to work out because once a situation has escalated beyond a certain point there is no way to verbally talk it out through discourse and it must be escalated to the court systems.
Perform an eviction
Evicting tenants can be tricky and even legally complicated but it’s an option for you. Laws often favor tenants over landlords so you might have an uphill battle but in the long run, it could be worth the effort to get them out of your property and instead get someone into your property who is a better tenant.
To successfully evict a Colorado tenant you must perform a series of legal actions such as filing a summons and complaint along with serving the tenant and other occupants with a notice to quit and go through the proper channels to legally get them removed from the property.
Once you win in court and the tenant and occupants have been ordered to leave the premises, if they still don’t leave you can use the local sheriff to physically have them removed and escorted off of the property.
Contact a local attorney
In some situations, you may be able to explore other legal options, from suing your tenants to getting their wages garnished. It all depends on the situation and the laws governing that situation. Of course, you may need to work with a high priced attorney to do this but sometimes it’s worth the expense just to get a bad tenant out of your rental property.
Sometimes attorneys can assist you with legally removing bad tenants from your property, but it will usually cost you a hefty retainer fee just to get them to look at the case. You may be able to find a local real estate attorny who will do the work pro bono, but we aren’t sure if there’s anyone around who is offering those types of services.
Sell your property for cash
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.