Are you a landlord with frustrating tenants? You’re not alone. Many landlords find out the hard way that they have frustrating tenants in one of their rental properties. In this article, we’re sharing 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in Edmonton and in Alberta in general.
If you own a rental property, sooner or later you’re going to deal with a frustrating tenant in one of your properties. Maybe they trashed the property, maybe they never pay rent on time, maybe there are too many people living there because your current renter decided to sublet your property to a friend, or maybe they just call you for every little thing. No matter what the situation, tenants like that will eventually rent your property. Here are 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in Edmonton when it happens it to you.
Try to convince or negotiate with your tenants
You can try to reason with your tenants and explain that you provide a service so they need to pay and treat it properly. Perhaps your tenants don’t realize they are inconveniencing you or maybe they’re not paying because they need a different payment schedule (such as weekly instead of monthly).
Evict your tenants
Evicting tenants can be tricky and even legally complicated but it’s an option for you. Laws often favor tenants over landlords so you might have an uphill battle but in the long run it could be worth the effort to get them out of your property and instead get someone into your property who is a better tenant.
Explore other legal options
In some situations, you may be able to explore other legal options, such as filling out an application with the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service or RTDRS to getting their wages garnished.
It all depends on the situation and the laws governing that situation. You may need to work with a lawyer to do this or just speak with an experienced landlord about the eviction process. Sometimes it can worth the added expense just to get a bad tenant out of your rental property.
Sell your property
If your tenants are a real hassle and causing you a lot of stress and expense, then you can always sell your property, with or without tenants. In fact, a lot of rental property owners that sell to us do so because of the frustrations they face dealing with tenants. Depending on who you sell to, you may not even need to evict your tenant first (for example, in many cases, we just buy and evict for you). For rental property owners with family living in the rental, this is an ideal solution.