What do you do if the tenant does not pay their rent - cropped

Beginning about the 6th to the 8th of each month, we will attempt contact with any tenants with unpaid rent. If we do not receive outstanding rents by about the 7th to the 10th, we will serve a Three Day notice To Pay or Quit.

Whether or not we eventually have to proceed with a formal eviction depends on the specific circumstances. It is always financially better for all involved if a solution can be worked out. If the tenant has experienced a one-time event which is causing them a financial hardship, and we have had no previous problems with them, it may be better for you and the tenant if we give them a brief chance to catch up – if there is reason to believe they can do so. If the tenant has demonstrated an ongoing pattern of late payments, broken promises about payments and/or evasiveness, we know from experience that eviction and/or termination is the best course of action. Each case is unique and we will make a decision based what is best for you and your home in the long run. 

If we need to proceed with an Unlawful Detainer action (an eviction), we will contact the owner for their approval to proceed prior to filing the action with a local attorney. Once filed, we will continue to work with the attorney on the owner’s behalf until the eviction is over. Please be advised that:
* The time frame for the eviction is dependent on the specific circumstances of the individual eviction 
* Once an eviction has begun regaining possession of the property is the prime consideration. Obtaining outstanding rents, etc. becomes secondary to regaining possession.