An eviction is every property owners nightmare. The truth is that even a great landlord or Fort Worth residential property management company will encounter an eviction eventually. Your lease should have rent payment instructions including when the rent is late and when you will start the eviction process after non-payment. To protect yourself, your income, and your property, you should follow this process closely. Below we address ways to avoid an eviction, steps to take when an eviction is on the horizon, and how a company like Specialized Property Management Fort Worth can help.
How to Avoid an Eviction
The best way to avoid an eviction is by thoroughly screening each applicant. Knowing their background, criminal history (if any), rental history, and employment and income status will help you determine if they are a good fit to live in your home and stable enough to pay rent. Another key to avoiding evictions is good communication. A Fort Worth residential property management company can help you foster good communication, and give your tenants confidence that their needs will always be met.
What if an Eviction is Necessary?
What can you do if a tenant does not pay rent? If you have followed the rent payment guidelines in the lease and given your tenant time to pay rent, but they still do not pay, you will need to start jumping through the legal hoops as soon possible. The longer you wait to give your tenant a Notice to Vacate the longer you will have to wait for your property to be vacated and another tenant to be placed. Property owners who want to be extra-protected against the headaches, hassles, and costs of evictions can purchase our Eviction Protection Plan. With this plan, our property managers will take care of all the legal paperwork, filing, notices, initial hearings, and fees associated with an eviction. To add Eviction Protection give our office a call today.
How Fort Worth Residential Property Management Can Help
Experienced property managers can make all the difference at your rental property. Whether it is properly screening tenants, communicating clearly with tenants, or processing an eviction efficiently, our property managers have the skill and experience to handle it. If you have any questions about avoiding evictions, our Eviction Protection Plan, or want a free rental consultation, call Specialized Property Management Fort Worth today!