Most experienced judges will acknowledge that the property complaints were initiated after the non-renewal of lease was brought to the tenantsí attention. While placing a judgment as a lien on a property is an ideal tactic, I do not believe it is easily facilitated and requires additional expenses in order to execute. It will be even more complicated if the property is not located within the same state of the judgment.
When renting to tenants landlords have to consider the various experiences and backgrounds of each individual tenant family. A divorced mother of three will not have the same issues as a married professional couple. Since this particular tenant was already a landlord, precautions should have been taken every step of the way to ensure that boundaries were maintained.
Discussions about their property ownership would seem irrelevant to their lease agreement. The easier method for eviction may have been to increase the rent beyond market value to make the tenants initiate the move on their own.