Do you have a rental house with frustrating tenants? You are not the only one. Over time, many landlords find out the hard way that they have frustrating tenants in one of their properties. In this article, I am sharing 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in DC .
If you own a rental property, YOU WILL deal with a frustrating tenant in one of your properties. It is only a matter of time. Maybe they will trash the property, maybe they won’t pay rent on time, maybe they will call you for every little thing. No matter what the situation may be, tenants like that will eventually rent your property. I have laid out 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in Washington, DC when it happens it to you. Enjoy!
#1. 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).
#2. Evict your tenants
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.
#3. Explore other legal options
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 bad tenant out of your rental property.
#4. 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.