As a landlord, you hope that all of your leases go smoothly; however, there may be times where you and your tenant will have to part ways. If you have a tenant that has had a major life change, such as losing their job, having surgery, or another issue, they may no longer be able to afford the lease. Instead of going through the eviction process, it may be a better idea to allow the tenant to break the lease and move. This will result in them being able to find more affordable arrangements and not stay over in your home. It also allows you to make sure the house is clear and ready for a new tenant quickly. here are three ways to help an indigent tenant move that also benefits you.
Bring in a roll off dumpster
If your tenant has to move in a hurry, it stands to reason that they may not be able to take everything with them. For this reason, you should get a roll off dumpster to your rental for you and the tenant to use. This way all trash and unwanted items can be dumped and taken off the property in one swoop. If you concentrate on cleaning the property and removing items such as branches, and the tenant cleans up the inside, you will be able to take the property back in generally decent condition.
Offer them a good reference
If your tenant will not have to worry about their record being sullied, they will be more likely to go along with moving out quickly and cleaning up the property. Make a deal that as long as the tenant moves out within the month that they notified you that they could not make the payment, that you will not pursue an eviction on their record. If they get a good reference, they will be able to find a place to move without as much trouble. If they are short on cash and gave more than one month's deposit, they will likely work hard at cleaning to get their deposit back.
Ask for help staging the house for tenant viewings
The minute that you know that your tenant is moving, you should start looking for a new one. Get together with your tenant to clean up the rental and make sure that it is in proper condition for a move. Give them a time frame to do some general cleaning and for you to do some general fixes so that the property can be viewable for future tenants. Finding a tenant for the very next month means that you may not miss any income.