If you’ve had enough of renting your home to bad tenants, you’re probably thinking about evicting them. The problem is, there are a lot of people who aren’t willing to pay their rent, and it’s not as easy as just calling your landlord and requesting a move-out. You need to do some research to find a good company that will take care of the situation for you.
Paying rent on time
If you’re a landlord, it’s important to be aware of the best ways to deal with a bad tenant. Not only can this make your life miserable, it can also lead to costly damage. While you may not want to get into the eviction process, you can still take steps to make sure your business and the property you rent out are safe.
You may be surprised to find out that the easiest and most effective way to deal with a problem tenant isn’t to fire him. This isn’t the end of the world, however, as you can sometimes work out a payment plan with your unpaid renter. In some cases, you may even be able to avoid paying out 6 months of your own hard-earned cash.
To evict your tenant without a hitch, it’s wise to take the time to familiarize yourself with the eviction process in your state. The rules will vary, but it’s possible to have bailiffs arrive at your door to enforce the law. However, it’s important to note that in most cases, you won’t have to wait a month or so before you can actually begin kicking your tenant out. A simple ten-day notice will usually do the trick.
In addition to the eviction process, you can also do things like run a credit check on your tenant. For example, Equifax is a company that produces credit reports starting at $22. By checking your tenant’s credit, you may find out that they have a poor credit history. Another way to get rid of a bad tenant is to refuse to renew their lease.
One way to get rid of a bad tenant in BC is to simply avoid them in the first place. Most property owners experience a fair share of hassles. Some tenants are careless, and others just don’t pay their bills. As a landlord, you may have to deal with a tenant who pays the rent late or who destroys your property. It may be time to move on.
There’s no guarantee that you’ll get a good tenant the next time you rent out a property, so it’s best to know the laws of the land before you rely on your own judgement. Whether you decide to evict a bad tenant or not, it’s a good idea to check with your local landlord association. They should have a comprehensive guide to the rules of the road. You can also get in touch with the Landlord B.C., a membership-based organization that provides tools and information to help landlords do their jobs better.
The best way to deal with a problem tenant is to be patient, and to be extra thorough. The best method of doing this is to find out more about your tenant’s past and current credit history.
Breaking the lease early
If you’re a landlord in BC, you have to be aware that breaking the lease early isn’t always a good idea. There are a few reasons why your tenant might want to break the lease. This can include the tenant’s long term health or family needs. Even if he or she isn’t planning on leaving the property in the near future, you may want to consider subleasing the property. In some cases, you can recoup the difference in rent from the tenant. However, this isn’t a cheap exercise, as the recoup cost can reach up to $3,750.
There are also other more practical things to do while you’re waiting for the tenants to move out. Some jurisdictions restrict how much rent can be charged in a given month. One option is to make up the rent in installments over the course of several months. As a matter of fact, you’ll probably be required to pay your tenants’ last rent bill by July 10, 2021.
While you’re on the subject of breaking the lease, you may wish to offer a few perks to your tenant in return for their cooperation. You can include in-law suites, a pet policy, snow removal, or even yard work. For a nominal fee, your tenant might even be willing to let you show prospective tenants around. But, you’ll want to have a firm grasp on your legal rights before you do anything too extravagant. Otherwise, you could find yourself in hot water.
The most important thing to remember is that you can’t just throw away the tenant’s key if he or she does not pay. In fact, if you’ve gotten into a bad rental habit, you might be forced to evict your tenant. On the plus side, you can hire bailiffs to help you out. It’s also a good idea to make a list of your tenant’s non-payments, and to put your best foot forward by following up with a friendly phone call. Finally, keep in mind that a ten-day notice can be served in person or by mail. Remember that a ten-day notice won’t be served if you’re moving out for an indefinite period of time.
Getting the most out of your tenancy means a well thought out tenancy plan. When the tenants move out, make sure that you provide a clean, dry, and safe place for your new tenant. Having a rental home that is properly maintained will go a long way in keeping you from being stuck with a rogue tenant.
Evicting them for not paying rent
A landlord who is trying to get rid of bad tenants in BC can do so for many reasons. This includes not paying rent or utilities on time, or breaking the terms of the lease agreement. There are significant consequences for both parties involved.
Landlords must give notice to tenants to vacate the premises, and they can request early removal. The notice must be at least ten days before the termination date, and can be given by mail or in person. If the tenant refuses to leave, the landlord can hire a bailiff to enforce the eviction.
The notice must state the reasons for eviction and a deadline for reinstatement. It must also give the landlord a timeframe when they can make their claim to the Residential Tenancy Branch. In addition, the notice must include a number of other legal requirements.
One of the most important parts of the notice is that it must be in writing. If the notice is not in writing, then the notice cannot be enforced. Also, the notice must be carefully written, and it must state why the tenant is being evicted.
Oftentimes, landlords try to remove tenants for no reason. Sometimes, this is called “no fault” reasons. Other times, it is for personal reasons. However, there is a specific eviction procedure in B.C. that is set by law, and the process can be costly and time-consuming.
Once a landlord has served the notice, the tenant has ten days to dispute the eviction. They can then file an Application for Resolution with the RTA. When the dispute is settled, the LTB will determine the order, and the landlord will receive a copy of the order.
The landlord may also request an early removal, but must be given at least ten days before the removal takes place. This is an important protection for tenants, and it does not guarantee that the landlord will be able to remove the tenant at all.
Before a landlord tries to evict a tenant, they must first consult a local attorney, who can help them to understand the steps involved. If the tenant refuses to remove themselves from the property, the landlord can then apply to the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB). Alternatively, the landlord can seek the help of a court-approved bailiff. Evictions can be very expensive, and they can leave tenants with negative credit. Getting a lawyer to review the process can save the landlord a lot of money.
Depending on the reason for eviction, compensation can vary. For example, if the reason is that the tenants are not living up to the conditions of the rental, then the landlord is entitled to compensation. Likewise, the landlord can request a pet damage deposit of no more than half of the monthly rent, if there is a dog or cat in the apartment.
Among many other things, David A. Grantham is a contributing author to UmassExtension West Vancouver Blo. He is a renowned expert on real estate in BC.
Born in North Vancouver, Louisiana, Dr. Grantham grew up in Lower Lonsdale. He then went on to complete his business degree at the University British Columbia. As of this writing, Grantham has completed over 100 projects, including the development of a high rise building in Vancouver.
He is a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He was a dedicated outdoorsman and enjoyed sports such as hunting, fishing, scuba diving, and snow skiing. His wife, Alison Grantham, and their two daughters survived him. He is survived by his wife Alison Martin Grantham and two daughters.