On June 3, 2013 have spoken to the tenant who signed the least he wanted me to give him more time to move. As I mentioned on the previous blog I had told him over a year ago that the rent was going up and that he should look for a new place. So now that the year has gone by and the thirty day notice has been served the tenant will tell you anything to keep it out of the court and get more time.
If you decide to do this and the tenant does not find a place to move, you will have to start the proceeding all over again. Pay to have it served and mailings will cost you once more, So why would you agree to give him more time. Courts will give them enough time to move before issuing a warrant to evict.
This is the only advantage you have over the Tenant bringing them into court.
As a home owner that wishes to earn income on their real property you must know what you are getting into.
There is a proper way to screen potential tenants before allowing them to move in to your home or property. Credit checks, employment history, Character References and back ground checks are a good form of screening prospective Tenants. Last two known address is a good source as well, I would rely more on the landlord prior to the current landlord. Why? Because some landlords will give good referrals to tenants they no longer wish to deal with. I would also suggest to visit them at their current location if possible. You should also visit your Landlord Tenant Court in your county or the county of the prospective Tenant to see if they have had landlord tenant issues.