A day in the life of a Property Manager

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A day in the life of a Property Manager...

This one came in from a Facebook friend, and fellow property manager. It’s a situation that occurs more frequently than you might imagine, so I’ll share it with you for your feedback.

 

“I had to do a lock-out eviction on a tenant who owes about $2,000 in back rent. She is the only tenant on the lease, although she has allowed other people to live there. We have possession of the property now, but there’s an issue with personal property. Everyone who has ever lived there is claiming ownership of some of the property. None of them were ever on our lease. The tenant who was named on the lease states that none of the property is hers, and she doesn’t care what I do with it.

 

What do I do? Continue reading “A day in the life of a Property Manager”

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Questions from Property Managers – How can you tell if the tenant is really gone?

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Today’s question comes from one of our faithful readers, a fellow Nevada property manager, and a valued guest contributor, Bob Frenchu. Bob writes:

 

“When do you decide the tenants are out of the property?

 

Let’s say you’ve served a 5-Day Pay or Quit eviction notice. Noon of the fifth day rolls around, the tenants aren’t answering their phone. You drive out to the property to check to see if they’ve moved out of the premises. You knock, get no answer, open the door and find:  Continue reading “Questions from Property Managers – How can you tell if the tenant is really gone?”

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Abandonment Issues

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Abandonment Issues

Here’s a question from a Nevada property manager I think most of us can relate to:

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“I just evicted a tenant for non-payment of rent. It’s obvious to me that he took what he wanted, and left the rest. You wouldn’t believe this mess! Some of the junk he left is actually useable, which is a fortunate twist. I’m not sure where he moved, but I’m really glad he’s gone. It’ll cost me about $3,000 to put this place back together. His deposit was that much, so I’m only out the rent. I’m just glad to be done with him.  I AM done with him, aren’t I?”

Maybe you are, maybe you’re not. Chapter 118A.460 of the Nevada Revised Statues (Landlord and Tenant: Dwellings) applies to disposal of property abandoned by the tenant in residential properties. Even if it’s clear the tenant isn’t coming back, and even if he still owes you money, ignoring these rules could cost you a bundle. Continue reading “Abandonment Issues”

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