Tenants causing damages to the rental property cause huge financial losses to Landlords, Investors & Property Managers. Common problems can include simple carelessness such as causing damage to walls and windows, to gross negligence by bringing dangerous instrumentalities on the rental property. Worse yet, unfortunately, some tenants go so far as to intentionally cause destruction to the rental property.
CAN THE LANDLORD, INVESTOR OR PROPERTY MANAGER RECOVER MONEY FROM THE TENANT OR LEASE GUARANTOR FOR DAMAGES TO THE RENTAL PROPERTY?
Yes, they can. But first, if it is discovered that the tenant is taking or is about to take actions which will cause damage to the rental property, the Landlord, Investor or Property Manager could serve an eviction notice on the tenant that puts the tenant on notice that taking actions which cause damage to the rental property can result in eviction can be served. A good written lease can also help protect the Landlord, Investor and Property Manager from losses due to tenants’ damaging activities. Other ways to recover for losses suffered include using the tenants’ security deposit under the right legal procedures, as well as a lawsuit against the tenant and any guarantors under the lease. And certainly, under certain circumstances, an injunction can be used to enjoin a tenant’s actions which are causing or going to cause damage to the rental property.
The Eviction law Firm represents Landlords, Investors & Property Managers in the recovery of money from tenants and Lease guarantors for damages caused to the rental property.