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Tenant 90+ y/o was hospitalized and was discharged to a nursing home for long term care. She has a 70 + y/o sister left living in the apt but does not have capacity to pay rent. No lease in place. What steps should I take 2 mos rent not paid.

@Mark Preza .  Wondering how a lease is not in place?  Regardless, I'd go and talk to the sister in the property as a first step to see if she will leave voluntarily.  If she won't, I would consider paying her a little move out money to help her out. (I wouldn't pay until I got the keys).  If those fail, if I were you I'd consult my RE attorney about eviction. After all that is done, get a great lease and never operate without one.  Good luck! 

Jonna, 

Thanks for the advice. They were good tenants unfortunately this happened. We are the 3rd owner of the building and they've been there ever since. 

Originally posted by @Mark Preza :

Jonna, 

Thanks for the advice. They were good tenants unfortunately this happened. We are the 3rd owner of the building and they've been there ever since. 

 Good tenants = pay rent on time. Unfortunately just because they are nice people doesn't make them GOOD tenants. I think you go to the sister and tell her " no pay no stay". You can emphasize with the situation but you HAVE to run it like a business. 

Non pay = eviction. Or you could let her stay for free.

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