old tenant shows up at property

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old tenant moved out, new tenant moved in. old tenant shows up at property, making new tenant uncomfortable. what can be done about this?

Ouch. I'm not sure how your state laws work, but I would tell your old tenant to stop disturbing the new tenant. Be clear that if they don't you will call the police to have them escorted from the property.

I always recommend a property manager for situations like this. I love that I don't have to even know when stuff like this happens to my properties, LOL.

Originally posted by @Elliott Elkhoury :

Ouch. I'm not sure how your state laws work, but I would tell your old tenant to stop disturbing the new tenant. Be clear that if they don't you will call the police to have them escorted from the property.

I always recommend a property manager for situations like this. I love that I don't have to even know when stuff like this happens to my properties, LOL.

 Good advice dealing with the old tenant.  Text / talk to them for sure. Did it end badly or something?

Just have to add that taking care of things myself has allowed me to pay off over a dozen rentals I couldn't have if I had a PM. You may not learn about smalls like this , Elliott, but you are paying a ton for the privilege. I'll take my free and clears and be ok texting someone to ask what they need and tell them to stay away if necessary. Big whoop.

Steve, you're right- if you have a manageable portfolio and want to learn the ins and outs of managing property then by all means self manage. For my strategy it makes no sense- my goal is to scale quickly, and my property manager already has a large business in place so she has full time maintenance staff and tenant waiting lists- things that cannot be easily had when you're a smaller rental property investor. 

Pros and cons and both ends for sure, just depends on your philosophy and your goals.

@Steve Vaughan

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