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Pursuing a Money Judgement Against An Ex-Tenant . . . Should You Even Bother?

Posted by admin in Tenant Damage, Collections / Comments

Once you have evicted a tenant and have your property returned to you, you are confronted with the decision of whether to invest the time and money to pursue the ex-tenant for money damages or not.Some of my landlord clients always pursue the ex-tenant for money judgments.  Of that segment of landlords, some will obtain their ...

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TENANT MOVED OUT AND LEFT YOU HOLDING THE BAG!

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Collections / Comments

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.comBill writes a blog that focuses ...

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SUING AN EX-TENANT FOR PAST DUE RENT: What Factors To Consider

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Tenant Damage, Credit Checks, Collections, Rental Documents / Comments

Your tenant has already vacated your rental unit - so there is no need to file an eviction action -- but they left owing you money.  Is it worth your time and effort to sue them in order to obtain a money judgment?  This is probably the third most frequently asked question that I receive when talking to landlords (the first two most asked questions in case you are curious ...

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Worthless Check Diversion Program: An Opportunity To Collect On "Bad Checks"

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Collections, Bad/Bounced Checks / Comments

The Miwaukee County District Attorneys Office has adopted a new program that will hopefully allow landlords to collect on bad checks that were passed by their tenants.  The goal of the program is to get the bad-check writers to pay back the money owed in exchange for not being charged with a crime or referred to collections.This program, entitled the Worthless Check Diversion Program, is a positive step for landlords because currently ...

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A NEW COLLECTIONS TOOL FOR LANDLORDS IS AVAILABLE

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Collections / Comments

The Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin has recently entered into a contract with Rent Recovery Service so that AASEW members can receive a discount on this new collection tool for landlords.You can access Rent Recovery Services from the AASEW website.  After providing Rent Recovery Service with the necessary information about your ex-tenant, RRS will send a letter to the debtor advising them of the debt.  If the ex-tenant has ...

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