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Re: “Judge invalidates state's criminal eviction statute

Once again we're given a good working definition of a Liberal, someone who is generous with other's money.

Posted by M.George on 01/23/2015 at 6:25 AM

Re: “Judge invalidates state's criminal eviction statute

"Unlawful Detainer. Learn to love it."

The managers I know in other states hate it. A tenant who doesn't have rent will vandalize something to put off paying the rent.

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Posted by M.George on 01/22/2015 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Judge invalidates state's criminal eviction statute

Ledhead, I have been managing properties for over 20 years and have yet to have a state attorney provided for me.

10 days after serving an eviction one follows this process,

Step 1 Go to prosecuting attorney's office and swear affidavit.

Step 2 Take the form to the municipal judge and wait 48 hours.

Step 3 Check to make sure warrant is active.

Step 4 Wait for the warrant to be served, ha! , or stake out their residence/work and when you see them call the police.

Step 5 Police give them a court date a week or two down the road.

Step 6 Go to court and present your side.

Step 7 Judge gives the tenant a week or two to get out depending on the judge's mood. He then sets another court date.

Step 8 If tenant still isn't out judge gets mad for contempt and sets a shorter date.

I've been through this process many times. Never had a state attorney or seen anyone thrown in jail.

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Posted by M.George on 01/22/2015 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Judge invalidates state's criminal eviction statute

Rent is paid before receipt of goods. By not paying the tenant is placing the owner of the property in financial hardship. The mortgage, insurance, taxes and maintenance still must be paid. I've yet to meet the banker/insurance agent/taxman/repairman that will accept a tenant excuse as payment.

The majority of your landlords have only a few properties they have invested in for retirement. Couples who work regular jobs and tend to their properties on the side in the hopes of a pay off in the future. When did that become so wrong? When did we start expecting families to bear the burden of providing for others? Isn't just keeping one family clothed challenging enough?

The costs of property ownership has been climbing steadily. Insurance has more than doubled in the past ten years, what was 4% of potential gross rents is now close to 10%. Property taxes as well have outpaced inflation. Goods and services to maintain these properties has also increased beyond rents ability to keep up. 

Name me one other venture that is forced to continue performing without payment. When someone doesn't pay their rent the landlord must still meet all of the obligations of the property. 

An experienced gentleman told me once in reference to do-gooders meddling in business affairs, "They don't know how hot the stove is because their money has never been on it."

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Posted by M.George on 01/22/2015 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Judge invalidates state's criminal eviction statute

Reading through the comments it is obvious most on here have no experience with property management.

Rent is paid before receipt of goods. By not paying the tenant is placing the owner of the property in financial hardship. The mortgage, insurance, taxes and maintenance still must be paid. I've yet to meet the banker/insurance agent/taxman/repairman that will accept a tenant excuse as payment.

The majority of your landlords have only a few properties they have invested in for retirement. Couples who work regular jobs and tend to their properties on the side in the hopes of a pay off in the future. When did that become so wrong? When did we start expecting families to bear the burden of providing for others? Isn't just keeping one family clothed challenging enough?

The costs of property ownership has been climbing steadily. Insurance has more than doubled in the past ten years, what was 4% of potential gross rents is now close to 10%. Property taxes as well have outpaced inflation. Goods and services to maintain these properties has also increased beyond rents ability to keep up.

Name me one other venture that is forced to continue performing without payment. When someone doesn't pay their rent the landlord must still meet all of the obligations of the property.

An experienced gentleman told me once in reference to do-gooders meddling in business affairs, "They don't know how hot the stove is because their money has never been on it."

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Posted by M.George on 01/22/2015 at 7:48 AM

 

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