Hey There, I'm looking into buying my first duplex, which has section 8 tenants in one of the units. I'd like to have them relocated, so that I can remodel and get market rent. Anyone have any experience with removing Section 8 tenants? I tried calling the Section 8 office, but wasn't able to reach a human yet. Any help/advice would be appreciated!
How much rent are they paying? Is it higher or lower than the market?
Hi @David Michael , they are paying $1000, and the market rent is closer to $3000.
Section 8 usually pays as good or better than market tenants so in the Baltimore market. It's one of the perks to have to work within their sometimes difficult system.
Do you have any other units you could move them into while the rehab is going on. If you just want to get rid of them, you will be subject to the lease that's in place. If they are month to month, you will have to send the tenant and section 8 a 60 notice of non renewal of the lease, from the beginning of a month, certified. With that section 8 will approve the tenant to start looking for a new place. They move and you get to remodel. If it's a year lease then you wait till 60 days before lease expiration to send the notice.
Ah, thanks @BOB CRANEY ...good to know!
you can put in a request to raise the rent based on the comps. You first must confirm there is no rent control and the guidelines of the housing authority.
Hi @David Michael , thanks for the info. Unfortunately, it IS rent control, like most of LA.
Your most welcome ! Glad I can be of help. seek out the guidelines for the house omg authority online