HOW TO DEAL WITH BAD TENANTS
We live in a society where a lot of people migrate for their betterment lifestyle and lived their life as a tenant. A tenant can be a good source of consistent income for a landlord or they may prove themselves as a terrible tenant who can give you a pretty hard time. Some of them use your property with care and love and some use them recklessly and carelessly by inflicting damage to your property.
If you want to discriminate between a good tenant who can make your investment breezy and the one who can spoil your inner peace, you must know him as a person and his background. For that, we must recognize him by simply focusing on some major points before renting him/her your property, which is as follows.
THE ONE WHO INFLICT DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
You have invested a handsome amount of money in your property but when a bad tenant harms your property, he/she indirectly hurts your internal peace. The major problem is we are often unaware of such damage unless he left our house and becomes unreachable.
We can deal with such tenants by simply looking into their previous records that what kind of life they do live or they might have any criminal record in history or not. Or we can simply talk to the previous landlord, that in what conditions they have left their property.
POOR PAYING TENANT
Some tenants are financially not much strength to cope with the consistent paying rent to the owner due to ups and downs in their life. The reason can be any like social pressure, lack of opportunities, unemployment or it can also be someone laziness.
To avoid such tenant, we must check their bank balance that his all transactions and payment are up to date and he is not bankrupt and has a decent amount in his/her account and more importantly can cope with all the rental charges and utility bills.
One more important thing is to ask them to provide you with some extra advance payments for the upcoming two months which are refundable on his leaving. Some tenants are lazy and for that, some automatic payment system must be introduced to them that can draw rental payment automatically from their credit or debit card.
THE ONE WHO NEVER LEAVES
There might also be a chance that a bad tenant never leaves your house and even blackmail you by taking control of your property. He might bribe the lawyer or other authorities to help him in taking control of your property.
To avoid such bad tenants, you must make a contract with him of a specific time in which that person has to complete his duration and left your property by acting upon the rules and regulations or agreement you made with that person at the time of renting property.
THE ONE WHO DISTURB NEIGHBOUR
We might also come across such tenants who are different from the rest of society inhabits, living standard, profession, and many other things. These all factors can create an environment full of peevish people who might even go for a fight with each other.
The best way to deal with such people is to simply ask them first for what purpose they are going to get this property for rent like they are going to live or they are going to use it for any other purpose like party gathering or any small manufacturing unit for anything.
The other best way is to simply talk with the previous landlord about his behavior and nature or simply make contact with the previous neighbor about his character and consider it a part of a rental application.
THE ONE WHO SUBLET WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT
There are some other possibilities like a property dealer is subletting your property without your knowledge. It can be terrible risky if we are unaware of becoming a victim of this. Because it can damage your property or even may lead to fighting among each other.
The best practice to deal with such a situation is to have a super detailed person who can occupy your property. You can even check his car and other things to recognize his character, and as soon as you recognize him, take action immediately to avoid any misconduct in the future.
THE ONE WHO LOVES PET BEYOND LIMITS
There might be some owners who have a great uncontrollable beyond-limits love for their pets. He may leave his pet as an owner of his house in his absence, such kind of behavior can be against the landlord’s will as the pet can destroy his property whose effect can only be seen when the tenant left his home completely.
To deal with such a situation you must make an agreement with the pet lover and see his pet and make some restrictions on the number and size of the pets and make sure that tenant is not lying and fulfilling his promise.
The other thorough screening test can also be performed to deal with bad tenants
You should involve the police in the rental application process and if the tenant seems to do an illegal activity that can harm you or even society you must inform the police on priority and let them take action against that bad tenant.
We must be patient in renting out property to someone who is a stranger and must go for a proper screening process rather than just filling the vacancy and putting your property in false hands.
HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION
A landlord must have all the information gathered in a single agreement form and there should be no room left in hurry during renting your property.
TEACH THE TENANT
You should teach the tenant about society’s rules and regulations and make a friendly relationship with him. Don’t let your tenant rule you or take advantage of your kind behavior. If you are strict and firmed toward your rules you will end up with less hassle with the tenants.