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Re: Tenants car leaks a lot of oil on the driveway
on November 8, 2017 @16:02
"Well this person does not have a lease"
Yes, what you have is a verbal agreement, which is just as enforceable as a written lease. Your State laws allow you to take action weather its verbal or written lease.
So, send your tenant a "14-30 day" notice to cure the problem, which is the leaking oil from his vehicle and cleaning of the oil spot damage. Your tenant has 14 days to cure the problem or the lease/rental agreement terminates in 30 days, after which you will proceed to file an eviction.
The tenant can be prohibited from parking until the vehicle is repaired. You can also add that if the problem is remedied within the 14 days, the lease/rental agreement will not end but the tenant will be required to sign a written lease or rental agreement in order to continue to stay in the property.
Be sure your lease contains both a clause on 'Toxic Materials' such as oil, antifreeze, solvents, gasoline, paint etc. And a clause such as;
VEHICLES. Tenant shall not perform in any business connected with vehicles on the property. Vehicles of any kind should not be parked on any area other than the driveway, designated RV access, if applicable, or the street. Vehicles leaking oil or gasoline are to be removed from the Premises until repaired. Vehicles in obvious disrepair, inoperative, unregistered or expired registration, are not to be parked on or in front of the property and will be towed at Tenantís expense.
Serving the tenant a 14-30 Day notice puts the ball in the tenants court. He either complies or the lease/rental agreement terminates in 30 days.
Good Luck and hope this helps
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