Reasons Landlords Hire A Property Management Company to Oversee the Tenant Eviction Process
A tenant eviction process is an emotional situation for the tenant and the landlord. The property management company steps in to evict the tenant professionally. Read on the convincing reasons landlords must hire a property management company to oversee the tenant eviction process.
Understand the laws of eviction in your state. The laws of evection should be considered when writing lease agreements. The landlord and tenant act states the legal process of evicting a tenant. You can opt to have a lawyer to write a lease agreement for your rentals that is in line with the eviction and tenancy agreement laws, but a property management company is also a good alternative.
It is illegal to change locks or lock out the tenant, shut down the supply of gas, electricity, water, and other utilities, harass the tenant through threats, or throw the tenant’s property out of the house even if the person has accumulated too much unpaid rent or damage the property of the landlord. The property management company does not take matters into their hands while evicting the tenant because they understand the law and follow it.
You will have a good relationship with the remaining tenants after the eviction of some of the tenants by the property management company. You are in no way involved in the eviction process hence the remaining tenants will uphold a right image about you even when they rub shoulders with the employees of the property management company. The property management company will make your friends and relatives who are renting your apartments to understand that the apartments are meant for the business not to cultivate friendships and strengthen blood ties.
The property management company looks for a valid reason to evict tenants to maintain an excellent reputation for your rentals. Failure to pay rent, breaking noise, health, and occupancy rules, damaging the property significantly, breaking lease agreement such as subletting, using the property for illegal purposes are some of the reasons tenants should get evicted.
The eviction is carried out only after the attempts by the property management company to reason with the tenant fail. The company tries to negotiate a payment plan for the damages the tenant has done on the property or the accumulated rent, plead with the tenant to change his or her lifestyle so that it fits the lease agreement and more.
The last option is to give the tenant eviction notice but if the tenant is adamant about honoring the notice the property management company goes ahead to file an eviction with the court. In some states, the tenant eviction notice should be served to the tenant more than once with specific durations within the times the notice is issued before a case is allowed to be filed in court.