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 Chicago and in the 60614 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 never pay rent on time, maybe there are too many people living there, 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 Chicago 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).
If your tenant is currently behind on rent then you need to stay in close communication with them and figure out exactly what is prohibiting them from making timely payment. If you have determined that your tenant’s financial hardship is only temporary and you believe they’ll be able to make regular payments in the near future then you can modify the terms of lease agreement to help them get back to making regular payments.
Evict your tenants
Evicting tenants can be tricky and even legally complicated but it’s an option for you. In the Chicago area local laws certainly will favor the tenants so you’ll find that the eviction process will be very long and costly. In most cases an eviction is a last resort option for dealing with a difficult tenant and the current IL legislature has a moratorium in place preventing any landlords from evicting during the onset of the pandemic.
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 a high priced attorney to do this but sometimes it’s worth the expense just to get 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. 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.