Are you a landlord with frustrating tenants? You’re not alone. Many landlords find out the hard way that they have frustrating tenants in one of their rental properties. In this article, we’ll share 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in Dallas and in the 75254 zip code.
If you own a rental property, sooner or later you’re going to deal with a frustrating tenant in one of your properties. No matter how well you qualify your tenants, if you do this long enough it’s inevitable. Maybe they trashed the property, maybe they never pay rent on time, maybe there are too many people living there that weren’t originally listed on the lease agreement, or maybe they just call you for every little thing. It’s like the old saying goes….tenants, toilets & trash…oh my! But, don’t panic just yet. Here are 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in Dallas when these things happen.
Try to reason with your tenants
The first thing you should do is to try to reason with your tenants and explain that you provide a service so they need to pay you for that service and treat the house properly. Perhaps your tenants don’t realize the inconvenience they are causing you or maybe they’re not paying in a timely manner because they need a different payment schedule (such as weekly instead of monthly). Regardless, speaking to the tenants directly to resolve any issue is always going to be your best bet and should be your primary strategy.
Evict your tenants
If reasoning with tenants first does not work then eviction may be your next option. Evicting tenants can be tricky and even legally complicated depending on the situation, but it’s an option for you. Laws often favor tenants over landlords, especially in most parts of Texas. It could still be an uphill battle but in the long run, it could be worth the effort to get them out of your property in hopes of turning the property around and finding a better tenant.
Explore other legal options
In some situations, the above two options don’t work and if they don’t then you may be able to explore other legal options, from suing your tenants to having 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 tenants out of your rental property so you can eventually get the property cash flowing again.
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, even with the tenant’s lease still in place. You don’t have to wait for the lease to expire before selling the house! 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 the property as is and evict you if necessary. Have a property with a bad tenant and want to sell it as is? We’ll buy it! We’ll buy it as is and take care of the tenant ourselves.
If these 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant don’t appeal to you, consider letting us make you a cash offer to quickly get rid of the property.