Re: TENANT VIOLATES THE LEASE
by OK-LL on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @17:25
Your choices are: 1. Attempt to evict for a material breach of the lease agreement -- this assumes a court will agree that the breach was material, if not you will likely lose. 2. Increase the SD based on the known damage -- this will insure you against the cost of the remediation when tenant moves out, assuming he doesn't return the rental to its original condition, and you will still have the original SD to cover any other damage. If tenant returns the rental to its original condition, you would refund the additional SD. 3. Wait and charge the SD if the tenant doesn't remediate -- but this option may put you at risk for more damage costs than SD, not a postion you want to find yourself. Good luck.