Back up a second . Let’s learn more about these guys .. are they both on the lease and did you get first months rent AND a security deposit atleast equal to one months rent ? Did you carefully screen these men checking their past their income their social media their credit ? and how old are these people it sounds like your describing teenagers here . most problems like this are prevented by the screening process
Sorry I apologize .i should have read that closer .it sounds more like it was a psycho father involved than the actual tenants . I would obviously have a sit down with your tenants and explain this can never happen again they are responsible for the actions of who they invite and the damages will have to be fully paid by them out if the deposit or billed . I’d also request they speak with their neighbor and formally apologize for the fathers foolish behavior . As much as it is ridiculous you can’t hold it against the tenants themselves completely being they never actually did it . Maybe the dad is a drug user or raging alcoholic and got set off .id Keep this event in your mind and if this kind of foolishness continues I’d look for ways to rid of these people and tell that too . Inform them this behavior is unacceptable and must never happen again or will result in eviction
Not sure if it's too late, but maybe call the cops and have them give him a trespass warning letting him know he isn't allowed there. If he comes back call the cops and have him arrested. If you don't know the neighbors, go introduce yourself and apologize. Give them your number so they can call if there's anymore issues.
Did the tenant who's father did the damage offer to pay out of pocket for the repairs? That says a lot about the kind of person he is. If he didn't, let him know he's going to be billed for the damage.
Talk to Guy#1 and make sure he pays for the damages. See how that conversation goes and go from there. Seems like Guy#2 is okay, so I wouldn't evict him.
In my opinion, please make your property is evicted as soon as possible, as per what you are explaining they seem like retard. you never know what next is their in disposal. so before it gets too late, please take a wise call and get them billed for the damages they have done and move them off. I am sure we all have seen the movie "BAD NEIGHBOURS". !!!
Security deposit is for move out issues. Make them pay for damages today and file warrant against the intruder. Did you require regrets insurance? I'd start eviction today and find a tenant without the drama that these guys will have. You probably need to revisit your tenant screening process as well.
@Joseph Gambino The perpetrator was a guest of your tenants not in the lease. It’s not that tricky
Ask the son how he would like you to proceed. Either #1. he can pay the damages himself and you can file a no trespass order against his dad or #2. you call the police and have the dad arrested for breaking and entering and destruction of property. From the sound of it he has no issue paying for it, so I wouldn't feel bad about it at all. His family, his problem. You're not supposed to eat the cost because his dad has issues. I also wouldn't evict them, it isn't their fault. As stated by others, deposit is for move out. This must be paid for immediately. Make sure you get that in writing also. If he backs out, then you have proof for court.