Hi BP community, I need some feedback on whether I should hire a lawyer to help me with my tenant issue or if it's something I can take care of myself.
Background: so my tenant has been avoiding me. Not responding to calls, texts and emails. She hasn't paid rent in 4 months (and partially paid 2 months) after submitting an application for rental assistance (even though she is still working on the side). Every time I have spoken to her it's one excuse and lie after another.
i also believe her son is damaging and trashing my property, I have evidence of him trying to light the property on fire from month 2 after move in. And recently seen backyard furniture damaged/destroyed.
My tenant's lease is up this August which is coming up soon and I'd like to send her notification that her lease will not be renewed but before I do that I want to make sure that I can do it myself or if I should just hire a lawyer to help me with this because I don't want this to get ugly and end up in court since I'm not sure how she will react. I want to be very careful since the moratorium is still in effect.