Tips For Dealing With Awful Tenants (Part 1)

by Scott F. Bocchio on Aug. 06, 2020

Real Estate Landlord-Tenant 

Summary: Being a landlord is not an easy job. The good news is that there are things you can do in order to make your life easier.

Tips For Dealing With Awful Tenants


Part 1 of 2


At some point, most every landlord has had to put up with terrible tenants. It can make your job incredibly difficult to say the least. While some of them pay their rent late each and every month, others are completely careless and cause damage to your property. Others are in the mindset of arguing with you on a constant basis, even when you are being calm and reasonable. Being a landlord is not an easy job. The good news is that there are things you can do in order to make your life easier. Before taking action to pursue the tenant in a court of law, you should try the following tips for dealing with awful tenants. 


Tip # 1- Always Remain Calm


Although it is completely understandable if you get angry with tenants that are causing your problems, displaying signs of anger will only make a bad situation even worse. Instead, you need to ensure that your thoughts are not clouded with emotions when you speak to your tenants regarding the issues that they are causing you. You may even need to take a bit of time to calm down before engaging them. In essence, do not take immediate action if you are heated. Keep in mind that you will always attract more bees with honey than vinegar. 


Tip # 2- Always Keep Written Records Of Everything


Perhaps the best way to avoid conflict with your tenants is to maintain written records of everything including past interactions. Although this may cause more work for you in the short term, it will pay of big in the long term. For example, a terrible tenant will have far more difficulty disputing the things that you said or did in the past when you have everything written down on a piece paper, or stored electronically.  


Tip #3- Educate Your Tenants On How They Should Behave Towards You


Many landlords fail to realize that the landlord/tenant relationship is just like any other relationship. That means your actions should reflect exactly how you expect to be treated. If you fail to establish this concept, your tenants may try to take advantage of you. For example, if you do not admonish a tenant when they do not pay their rent on time, they will start to think that they can get away with it every month. When you stand firm with the rules, you will significantly reduce the amount of problems that you are having with your tenants. That being stated, it is important to know your landlord responsibilities in Massachusetts


.... To Be Continued


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