With a short week ahead of us due to the Thanksgiving holiday, and the fact that I will be traveling to the wonderful land of flat terrain and tons of wind (a.k.a Kansas), I thought I would take this opportunity to re-post some very good advice from a friend of mine and fellow blogger, Bill Gray of Rent Recovery Services, who is also known as The Landlord Doctor. http://www.TheLanlordDoctor.com
Bill writes a blog that focuses on collection issues, and specifically collection issues related to past tenants. He also serves as the regional manager for a great collection service called Rent Recovery Service which I wrote about in a prior blog. Bill has some very good advice to share and I especially enjoyed his blog post entitled:
TENANT MOVED OUT – LEFT YOU HOLDING THE BAG.
Perhaps your tenant lied and took advantage of you. He may have skipped out on the lease or you may have evicted him. In either case, he damaged your rental and cost you money! What do you do now?
1. First, set your emotions aside and spend some time organizing your ex-tenant’s file. Whether you own one unit or one thousand, or whether you manage your rentals full-time or part-time, you are running a business. Any successful business keeps well organized, complete records. Read the rest of this entry »