Do you own properties that make you wish you never became a landlord in the first place? Well here in California, that seems to be the story for just about every landlord. Bad tenants will take advantage of every law they can, especially in states that are very tenant friendly. In this article, we’ll share 4 ways to deal with a frustrating tenant in Bakersfield and in the 93304 zip code.
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 are always late making their payments, maybe they are lying about how many people are living in the property, 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 Bakersfield when it happens it to you.
Negotiate with the tenants
This doesn’t work every time, but every once in a while you could get lucky and save yourself from a world of hurt. Sometimes tenants are legitimately having problems and by having a simple conversation, you can work things out and get things back on track. Try to be optimistic and hope the best, especially at the beginning of this process.
Right now might not be the most opportune time to try this method, as the governor has extended the eviction moratorium until the end of June, and potentially will push it back further. Check with a real estate attorney to see if this is an option for you in the near future, and see what you can do. Bakersfield tends to be a little more landlord-friendly than other parts of the state, but there are still limitations being inside California in general.
Explore other legal options
In some situations, you may be able to explore other legal options, from suing your tenants to getting their wages garnished. It all depends on the situation and the laws governing that situation. Of course, you may need to work with an expensive attorney to get this done but sometimes it’s worth the expense just to get a bad tenant out of your rental property.
Again, there will be a great deal of difficulty trying to pull this off in California, but if you can find a way to apply pressure to tenants in order to make them leave voluntarily, it is worth looking into.
Sell your property
If you are just done with dealing with the entire situation and don’t want to handle one more day of it, then sell your property! There are buyers and investors that are willing to handle problems like bad tenants if the price is right. Of course, this will generally come at a discount because of all the legal expenses and probably extremely expensive repairs after they leave, but the peace of mind of being stress-free might very well be worth every penny to you.
If you happen to have family living in the property and don’t want to evict them because it will cause too much family tension, selling to Buyers of Bakersfield might be a great option! We can handle the evictions after the property is sold, and you won’t have to look like the bad guy.