Our tenant let water overflow in a sink which caused $6000. worth of damage. Our insurance company fixed the damage but we have a deductable of $1000. How do we bill the tenant for this? She has been very uncooreptive as a tenant but still has 3 months left to go in her lease. Sharon
Some are billing the tenant with the next rent and issuing a pay or quit when the balance goes without payment. It is more helpful if you have a lease that would support this action. You could also take your tenant to small claims court where you could win an award and garnish the tenant's wages if your state provides for it. Then there is the deposit you could deduct on move out.