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Dodgy tenants

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Itsme, 7th Nov, 2015.

  1. Itsme

    Itsme Member

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    Morning all

    I have had a tenant who is a habitual late payer of the rent and do not keep up with general cleaning both inside and outside the house. Their lease ends on monday and they have been issued with the necessary paperwork to move out.

    On Friday night they advised the pm that they were unaware they had to leave and would like to stay on until 27 December. They are a company of tradesman who have a job on in the area.

    I suspect they will not be out by the due date. What are my options in getting them out as quickly, and cheaply, as possible?

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    If a tenant is determined to stay you have few options that you could exercise to get them out in less than 6 weeks (which takes you up to 27 December anyway).

    Then you will have a vacancy I've the Christmas holiday break
     
  3. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Is it a commercial or residential tenancy?

    What state is the property in?

    Answers to these dictate what you can do
     
  4. Itsme

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    It is a residential tenancy agreement with the tenant being a company.

    It is a 6 month old property which they have failed to clean, failed to maintain garden, changed door handles which have to be replaced.
     
  5. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    It would be worth finding out where they work and this will give you an idea how long they want to milk it for
     
  6. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Itsme

    Apication for vacant possession to tribunal on the grounds of failing to comply with end of lease and vacating instructions.

    If your property manager has issues the correct forms to end the lease and the correct amount of time then then the tribunal will issue a baliff.

    A lot of property managers stumble on this one and tribunal overrules them due to not having the correct paperwork.

    If the paperwork is incorrect it will be deemed as the tenant not given notice and the lease now stated as periodic and you would have to give them notice under periodic tenancy.

    Be careful with this one - it can be tricky.
     
  7. Itsme

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    Thank you very much. Before their appointment the pm advised that they were superstars at admin and dealing with problem tenants. It looks like they have an opportunity to demonstrate it.
     
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  8. WestOz

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    Frustrating hey, was a bunch of short-term tradies the best applicant/option for the area?
    Not what I'd want in mine