Re: Non-Payment of Rent
by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 @16:09
You are under no obligation to work with the tenant about this. Rent is owed, the tenant has not paid. You don't know if it's true about the "new" job either.
The way I understand it, the 3-Day is usually until midnight of the 3rd day, beginning the day after it's posted. For example, in my area, I would post on the 2nd of the month (because rent is DUE on the 1st), and the three days for the Pay or Quit are the 3rd, 4th and 5th of the month. The morning of the 6th of the month will find me filing court paperwork for an eviction.
Unfortunately, people will give you all kinds of excuses to not pay rent. Some of them are true, some of them are bogus, but bottom line is that they are NOT PAYING THE RENT. Ask yourself if you are running a charity, or if you can afford to be the "nice" landlord who is walked all over and used as a door mat.
Just an aside--this doesn't relate to your situation, but I just want to put it out there. It always gets me when people pull the disabled card, or the many children under the age of 4 (apparently everyone is a Mormon or Catholic), or the person who has the autistic child, or the ADHD child.
IF there is truly a disability involved, or even not, the rent is still OWED. Tenants will pull the sympathy card as a last ditch effort to avoid paying your rent.
The "got laid off, a looking for work but finding nothing" or "found a job but I won't be paid for 2 weeks" are other popular excuses. Those excuses may be true, but most likely NOT. Looking for work is a full-time job and most people won't devote the time it takes to do it right and get a job, any job. In a depressed economy, if you're willing to work, you can usually find a job--might not be the job of your dreams, but a job that you do and do well (despite your personal wishes for the dream job) shows you have character. Not a lot of folks have character. Okay, off my soapbox now.
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