Author Topic: Please help with scripts for getting a tenant to move out peacefully  (Read 2715 times)

mozar

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Re: Please help with scripts for getting a tenant to move out peacefully
« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2021, 10:58:39 AM »
Please try to convince your dad to stop talking to the tenant. What your dad is doing can be construed as harassment in court.

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Re: Please help with scripts for getting a tenant to move out peacefully
« Reply #51 on: February 23, 2021, 11:32:12 AM »
I watched a YouTube news story about a couple in California who hired a nanny for their young children and after three weeks they had to fire her because she was no longer performing. But she squatted in the house with the law behind her because of California tenant rights.

The film Pacific Heights introduced me years ago to California squatters rights.Scary as hell.

Sorry OP to hijack your thread, it just reminded me of landlording  in California.

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Re: Please help with scripts for getting a tenant to move out peacefully
« Reply #52 on: February 23, 2021, 01:35:28 PM »
Oh Sibley, I'm sorry to read that! Concur with Mozar that your Dad should not talk to the tenant again. All communication must go through the lawyer and be written from here on out. As a tenant, I have had to use the word "harassment" in written communication when I felt that the landlord was over-stepping reasonable boundaries and contacting me too frequently. What a mess.

Yeah, that "nanny" case was very eye opening to me. The "nanny" clearly knew what she was doing, but it still had a "two sides to every story" vibe to me. She did work for them for several months before she started refusing to work. There are definitely plenty of au pair horror stories online (from the perspective of the au pair), and it is probably not reasonable to assume that the hiring couple was entirely blameless for what happened. So, perhaps they had required too much "overtime", extra cooking/cleaning, or made some other demands or intrusions that the judge felt was unreasonable? Or perhaps she got sick and they had no sympathy and no plans for what to do when she got sick? On the flip side, she had a pattern of suing other people . . .  if only they had included civil lawsuits in their "background check".

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Re: Please help with scripts for getting a tenant to move out peacefully
« Reply #53 on: February 23, 2021, 02:14:17 PM »
I found out that the conversation was actually via text. So that is written. Lawyer has been hired, and paperwork, including screenshots of the text messages (I hope, it's possible mom took pictures of the phone with her digital camera) have been delivered to the lawyer today. Lawyer I'm sure has instructed not to talk to tenant further. I will reinforce, as well as my sister I'm sure.

As far I know, parents haven't talked to the tenant since the 18th, at least until the text message today.

@ctuser1 - tenant isn't being evicted for nonpayment. Tenant was notified that he had to move out as the lease is ended. It's month to month, been that way for quite a while. As long as he gets the required 30 days notice, which he did, he has to move. From what has been passed onto me from the lawyer, an eviction if necessary would likely take about a month.


Concurrent to all this of course they're also starting to house hunt over by me. Which is its own can of worms that I AM heavily involved in, mom is driving me batty.

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Re: Please help with scripts for getting a tenant to move out peacefully
« Reply #54 on: February 23, 2021, 02:37:48 PM »
I hope your parents get a judgement for the back rent. Hopefully that (eventually) pays for the lawyer's fees and then some.

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Re: Please help with scripts for getting a tenant to move out peacefully
« Reply #55 on: February 23, 2021, 04:52:15 PM »
Paul,

The tenant most likely has no money and no assets. Doesn't matter if you can get a judgement if you can't collect.

The best thing here is to get the attorney involved just enough to get the tenant out.

Sorry to hear all this OP.

Best of luck!