Evicting tenants separately?

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I have a 2 bedroom house with 2 tenants. It was previously being managed by a property manager. The PM let them get 3 months behind in rent and said they were 'working with the tenants to bring them up to date'. I fired the PM and took over myself. The tenants have been paying rent but are still 3 months behind. I'm posting a 3 day notice on their door. My question is, should I post one 3 day notice with them named as joint tenants or 2 separate notices? They pay their rent separately and as far as I know they had separate month to month leases with the previous PM. Also the employer of one of the tenants called me yesterday and said he's not going to pay the tenant his wages and will be paying them directly to me until the rent is paid up to date. I know the tenants boss who runs a building company and is a really great guy and I know he will follow through with what he said. I don't want to end up with one tenant who is paid in full and the other who is very behind and I'm punishing both. Although it's more costly and time consuming, I need to proceed with two separate eviction cases, correct?

2 weeks ago you were being evicted. Last week your were going to have to evict someone that stayed with at some point and file a complaint against a broker who berated you.  This week you want to know if you will need to file separate evictions against 2 tenants. What are you going to do if all of these are scheduled the same day ?  Like I said, 2 of my keywords are FNMA and evictions. 

Originally posted by @Greg H. :

2 weeks ago you were being evicted. Last week your were going to have to evict someone that stayed with at some point and file a complaint against a broker who berated you.  This week you want to know if you will need to file separate evictions against 2 tenants. What are you going to do if all of these are scheduled the same day ?  Like I said, 2 of my keywords are FNMA and evictions. 

Nat has an especially colorful real estate career, at least the parts she shares on BP.  It seems like an endless stream of evictions. dishonest PMs and sellers and agents and contractors.  Lots of POS properties with serious issues in at least 3 cities in mostly bad neighborhoods.  That's what happens when people buy houses on the internet sight unseen and/or don't understand due diligence.  That being said, she's learning.   I rather enjoy following along.  She is the personification of learning by doing.  That's just some people's way.  She's one heavily seasoned novice buy and hold investor.

@Nat Chan , you do post strange scenarios.  In my state you can file a lawsuit against more than one person if the suit involves a common basis.  So if you are in a car wreck you can sue all the drivers of all the vehicles involved in one lawsuit.  If you decide to allow one tenant to stay and evict the other you can do that too.  I cannot speak to your states law.

K. M.

I do totally respect your post so if it is so, like I said before I would need to have a shot of whiskey ( Make it 2 now) with my coffee!

Originally posted by K. M.:
Originally posted by @Greg H.:

2 weeks ago you were being evicted. Last week your were going to have to evict someone that stayed with at some point and file a complaint against a broker who berated you.  This week you want to know if you will need to file separate evictions against 2 tenants. What are you going to do if all of these are scheduled the same day ?  Like I said, 2 of my keywords are FNMA and evictions. 

Nat has an especially colorful real estate career, at least the parts she shares on BP.  It seems like an endless stream of evictions. dishonest PMs and sellers and agents and contractors.  Lots of POS properties with serious issues in at least 3 cities in mostly bad neighborhoods.  That's what happens when people buy houses on the internet sight unseen and/or don't understand due diligence.  That being said, she's learning.   I rather enjoy following along.  She is the personification of learning by doing.  That's just some people's way.  She's one heavily seasoned novice buy and hold investor.

 And yet here I am in my 20s with well over a million dollars in real estate owned free and clear and a 6 figure salary solely from property investments. 

Yes K. marie P. I really stuffed up things seriously in my novice little attempt.  

Originally posted by @Greg H. :

2 weeks ago you were being evicted. Last week your were going to have to evict someone that stayed with at some point and file a complaint against a broker who berated you.  This week you want to know if you will need to file separate evictions against 2 tenants. What are you going to do if all of these are scheduled the same day ?  Like I said, 2 of my keywords are FNMA and evictions. 

 Dude, you're one of the rudest guys on here. I requested you not read or reply to any of my posts. I will be asking the moderators to block you from my posts.

If you seriously think that tenant behind on rent, late fees and dishonest real estate agents are out of this world, i find it hard to believe you're a genuine investor. Furthermore this is a forum where people come for advice and support, not to be judged and degraded by people like you.

Nat, I corroborate your statement about realtors and tenants.  I have a thread that states, and I reiterate here:

Realtor incompetent, seller fraudulent, tenant loser, new owner screwed!

I got berated for it, but I don't care.  I stand by my statement and I agree with yours.  So now I ignore any non constructive opinions and choose to drive on and take the high road.

About your two tenants, my opinion would be to do it by the book, and serve both.  You might explain it to the boss if you're on that good terms with him, and tell him it's a formality.  I would ask him to pay the full rents due to you and have the tenant pay HIM back over the next few months, all the while keeping current with you.  They didn't care about getting behind, so why should you care how they feel about you?  They're probably hoping you turn out like that loser PM.  The trick is, do you start eviction if you don't get the full amount quickly?  You'll have to decide that by your discermenment.

You're not a bank!

Originally posted by @Carlos Enriquez :

Nat, I corroborate your statement about realtors and tenants.  I have a thread that states, and I reiterate here:

Realtor incompetent, seller fraudulent, tenant loser, new owner screwed!

I got berated for it, but I don't care.  I stand by my statement and I agree with yours.  So now I ignore any non constructive opinions and choose to drive on and take the high road.

About your two tenants, my opinion would be to do it by the book, and serve both.  You might explain it to the boss if you're on that good terms with him, and tell him it's a formality.  I would ask him to pay the full rents due to you and have the tenant pay HIM back over the next few months, all the while keeping current with you.  They didn't care about getting behind, so why should you care how they feel about you?  They're probably hoping you turn out like that loser PM.  The trick is, do you start eviction if you don't get the full amount quickly?  You'll have to decide that by your discermenment.

You're not a bank!

 Thank you Carlos :)

I use bigger pockets mostly for assistance resolving problems. I've had some wonderful property managers and have some of the worlds greatest tenants. I can't imagine why I would start a thread about that, as why would I be asking the community on advice about it?

In this case I agree with you completely. I've just posted the notice on the tenants door with both tenants named. I hope they will find the money to pay as they are really nice guys but as you said- I'm not a bank!

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