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Nick D.
  • Rental Property Investor
  • Springfield, MA
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Taking over a property -Paperwork from Tenant missing rent

Nick D.
  • Rental Property Investor
  • Springfield, MA
Posted Aug 30 2019, 11:11

Just purchased and took over a property last week and I noticed at the closing for the rent rolls, that one of the tenants missed this month's rent payment. The tenant could of course be lying, but when we went through the property to introduce ourselves as the new property managers, they stated that they sent in their notice to the previous Landlord/Property Management team a few weeks ago that they would be moving out.  My question is, if the tenant did in fact send this notice to the previous Landlord, should that paperwork/paper trail of notice been given to me before closing ? I did want this tenant out soon right after taking over the property anyways since  for some odd reason this tenant did not even have a security deposit on file with the previous Landlord, (even thought the tenant swears they do) which of course is concerning for obvious reasons.

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