Horrible Tenants that Pay Their Rent

September 14th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Rental Property

Most of the time if you have a problem tenant they’ll be so dysfunctional that they won’t pay the rent. Of course you’ll have to go through an eviction and that will be a pain in the butt, expensive and chances are low you’ll collect your money.

Worst than that; however, can be the horrible tenant that sticks around, pays their rent and disrupts the entire building or causes damages. Some tenants are crazy or abusive to you or other tenants. Then there’s marijuana smokers who’ll pollute the building hallways and people who will throw garbage off their balconies. With the tenant that keeps paying their rent you may never have the glorious joy of enjoying their moving day.

People Not Cut Out For Communal Living

In spite of the fact that kicking out the people who are not cut out for communal living is very difficult, it is possible with patience and perseverance. But this article in this weekends’ Toronto Star really made me realize that us landlords have it easier than condo owners. Woman accused of Terrorizing Neighbors Told By Judge To Sell Condo

For those people who deserve to live on a deserted island because of their antisocial behavior this is bad news. At least in rentals it is easier to get rid of bad company. Landlords can be grateful it’s easier for them to kick out these tenants and condo owners can look forward to a possible light at the end of tunnel. I’m sure with the number of condominium buildings in Toronto that Mrs Korolekh is far from the only disruptive influence who’s making neighbors lives miserable.  Oh and you make want to note the name down… I hear she’s looking for a place soon.

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • Paulette

    I am the building manager of an apartment building in Vancouver. My “problem tenant” has gotten in my husband’s face in a very intimidating manner, made false accusations against us to our employer, scratched our vehicle (17 scratches in 5 years), conducted a smear campaign against us involving other tenants and called the fire dept. and City Property Use with bogus complaints. My employer refuses to do anything about it. But then, what can he do? Is there anything? I’ve already written a “cease and desist” letter to this tenant which seemed to stop him for a while, but now he’s up to his old tricks again. Any thoughts? Appreciate it.

    • Rachelle

      I feel your pain Paulette, I’ve been there. It’s hard when your boss won’t back you up either. One recommendation I have is to document everything just in case something goes really wrong.

  • Sarah

    How are the chances low to collect our money? I thought that the small claims court would help us get our money?

    Also say for example we issue the N4 for a tenant owing $5000 and by the 14th day they have only paid $1000, do we need to re-issue another N4 for the remaining $4000, giving another 14 days, or can we proceed to court with the orginal N4 but say it is only for $4000 now?

    & also how much do you charge for your services, to go the hearing? And do you charge if the tenant does not show up?