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Tenant becomes "invincible" after being ordered to leave?

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by htopg, 5th Jun, 2016.

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  1. htopg

    htopg Well-Known Member

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    I got landlord friend who successfully got an eviction order from tribunal.
    The tenant will leave at the begin of July.
    I was told that his tenant, on top of the 4-week unpaid rent,
    1. allows more people to stay
    2. denies inspection from landlord and repairs from tradies
    3. does repair existing damages
    4. does not pay rent
    5. does not pay water bills

    It seems that the tenant has gone into "invincible" mode.
    The tenant probably thinks: since he is being evicted, additional breaches will not make him leave earlier anyway.

    What can my friend do now?
    How can my friend chase the unpaid rents/water charges/repair bills after the tenant has left?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SeafordSunshine

    SeafordSunshine Well-Known Member

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    Ask for another urgent hearing.
    Keep records of everything.
    I hope this helps!
     
  3. datto

    datto Well-Known Member

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    Got LL insurance?

    Make a claim.

    Insurance coy will chase tenant for the debt. Tenant could have judgement entered by the court. This may make it difficult for tenant to borrow money or rent another place.
     
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    This still going on ?
     
  5. Ted Varrick

    Ted Varrick Well-Known Member

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    And after you've made a claim, as Datto so profoundly advises, maybe consider some tough love:-

     
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    datto Well-Known Member

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    Dirty Datto: I know what you're thinking. 'Did he fire six shots or only five'? Well to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, i kind of lost track myself. But being that this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well do ya, punk?
     
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  7. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Why is the eviction order set in July? That's over a month away. Why?

    Sending normal breach notices now won't do any good. You already have an eviction order.

    Mark the vacant possession date, take over, claim bond and get property back on the market ASAP.

    You can't control someone's behaviour but you can mitigate losses and set the motion to claim expenses ASAP as soon as you have possession of the property.
     
  8. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Take them to the tribunal I suppose, but difficult to get anything beyond the bond amount.
    Hopefully they have insurance of course.