Be Careful Landlords and PMs when evciting!!!

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A landlord was shot and killed on Friday by a tenant he was evicting in Salt Lake City.

When it comes to eviction..... when is it appropriate to get LEO involved? Everytime?

https://www.abc4.com/news/local-news/vigil-planned-monday-night-for-realtor-shot-and-killed-trying-to-evict-tenant/1712918072

https://reddit.com/r/RealEstate/comments/aib619/landlord_killed_evicting_tenants/

Originally posted by @Jacob Lindsey :

A landlord was shot and killed on Friday by a tenant he was evicting in Salt Lake City.

When it comes to eviction..... when is it appropriate to get LEO involved? Everytime?

https://www.abc4.com/news/local-news/vigil-planned-monday-night-for-realtor-shot-and-killed-trying-to-evict-tenant/1712918072

https://reddit.com/r/RealEstate/comments/aib619/landlord_killed_evicting_tenants/

 It's a savage business folks. Safety should be the #1 priority at all times. Sorry to see this happen.

Not a bad idea to conceal carry when evicting . The inmates have taken over the asylum . When you back people into a corner sometimes they snap ! People are completely insane today. they will ram you off the road and shoot at you if you aren’t in the correct lane on the highway . You must be aware of your surroundings and remain vigilant.

Sadly there's many landlords on here that think it's 1957 back in Mayberry . The first sign of conflict and they are ready to offer cash for keys or bake the guy a pan of fresh chocolate chip cookies . Crazy world out there folks . So sad for his family , we are truly living in perilous times !

Originally posted by @Josh Dane :

I never evict myself. Hire someone who specializes in serving eviction..

Not to rag on the victim, but a special process server is like $150. Well worth it. Although the same conversation applies to them - there are some crazy folks out there. Even if you have a 3rd party serve the papers, if the deadbeat is crazy enough they'll come and find you.

I have been through the eviction process several times and it's not fun, once it starts you have to let the courts handle things and many times it just adds insult to injury as it progresses.  At least where I live (IL) the sheriff is present during the final stage (bringing stuff to the curb).  I found its helpful to get ahead of the situation and offer to pay (tenant) some cash to have them move out (within 24 hrs).  Most of the time it work and save $$ and aggravation.  It is easier said than done but you develop "processes" to avoid hostile situations once you been through the process a few times.