I’m hoping someone here can help me.
We inherited a tenant when we bought our brownstone and while he has never been super on-time with his rent, he’s been an easy tenant and gets us the money eventually.
At this point, he owes us 4 and a half months rent, which he agreed to pay us today, but since he’s not responding to my emails and texts, my hopes of getting the money are slim.
Full disclosure: he’s currently without a lease, which is probably a terrible idea, but we’re a little disorganized.
If he doesn’t pay, what can I do? Searching the interwebs only yields tenants-rights stuff, nothing for small landlords like me who are stuck with a slacker.
Can I tell him he has to move out? When he doesn’t, what’s my next course of action? We really need the money he owes us, so I’m not really interested in incurring more fees, but I’m sure this will end up costing me more…