I have a section 8 tenant for the last 5 years. Each year she get worse. This year when the annual inspection came, I told her I will not fix all those things to pass, this year her boys got older and wrecked most of the house. I gave her a 30 day notice to vacate.
That was 3 months ago. During that time frame, she has not gotten the RFTA or found a new place to move to. SHRA stop paying as of 10/01/14. She also broke most of the time. She just sleeping most of the time I go visit, and she always changing cell #. How do I get her motivated to move? What time frame does she have after the contract expires?
I was told by an attorney that because I did not fix those thing that were on my side for the annual inspection, that I may not be able to evict her? It was my fault that she is no longer in contract? Should I start the eviction process? cash for keys?
Any advice to a solution would be greatly appreciated!
How come you didn't file for eviction immediately after the contract expired and she didn't move? Did you report to the Section 8 office that the tenant broke the things that were not working in the unit? Were you present for the inspection?
Start an eviction and get her out. Contact her Sec 8 worker and explain the situation. Most likely she will be kicked off the Sec 8. Don't fall that she will give you the keys herself.
We stopped excepting Sec 8 2 years ago and our R&M expenses decreased from 18% of total rent to 9%, which increased the net income by almost 30%
Due to a full time job I started a year ago, I was not able to attend the inspection. The inspection cam back basically wanting a new house. Its never been this bad, she has two younger boys with some issues and she has a 12 month baby girl. I did not file right away because she been living there 5 years, so I gave her extra time.
I figure she be happy to move and find a new clean place, but it seems like shes broke all the time. I did not report to the shra because, I do not want to be the person or reason to get her kicked off of her voucher. She a single mom w/ young kids.
Mark Thank You for the link, appreciate it!!!
Pavel I agree!!!, she will be my last section 8 tenant. When she is out I plan to rehab and list.
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