In order to successfully evict your dealy beloved tenants, you need a strategy one which will save you both time, money and energy. As a locksmith, I have been wondering about rental properties, met a few landlords and of course witnessed multiple conflicts.

To start I am no big on conflicts, I believe that any situation should be resolved peacefully and in best of everyone’s health is to follow the rules like paying rent, keeping the property clean to some moderation. Many landlords have pretty much similar demands, keep it friendly and pay the rent. When you leave, leave the place like you found it. Unfortunately, not everyone is on the same idea and that’s when things begin to shift into the negative scale of events.

Reasons for eviction:
– The tenants refuse to pay rent or keep being late
– Cause of damage to the property by the tenants
– Illegal activity by the tenants
– Disturbance to the landlord or other tenants including safety concerns
– Selling the property and tenants refusing to vacate

First, how do we avoid eviction:

  1. Careful Background Check: Many landlords in Waterloo ask for credit score applications and proof of address history. Every tenant is a potential nightmare, in order to reduce the hazard you will have to select who you do business with.
  2. Clear Path Of Communication: You have to be able to communicate on a clear path of language, find the common ground of understanding between you and the tenant. Even if the tenant does not speak your language and you still wish to look professional observe how much care and attention the tenant pays to your requests and demands regarding the maintenance of your property. Explain exactly from the beginning of the rental period what are your expectations and how things should flow so there is no room for miscommunication or misunderstanding.
  3. The Power Of A Contract: A contract which states clear guidelines and terms of rent agreement, in addition, the contract can already include all the terms upon which the landlord can take legal action. Some landlords tend to be forgiving of tenants who cause unintentional damage in a rental property, however, it’s still a safety switch to add the appropriate conditions to the contract.

Second, eviction process:

  1. Save Energy-Hand Notice: You definitely cannot just show up with local enforcement services and expect results. Your time is ticking, your nerves are tingling and your tenants completely disregard your wellbeing and demands. You worked hard for your home or property and it’s sad to watch the tenants laugh in your face when they continue to live free under your roof. I have seen it first hand. You have to give a written notice first!
  2. Update Your Tennant: Let your tenant know that the process has begun.
  3. Follow Up With the Tennant Board: Make sure your request is in and there is a hearing.
  4. Show Up On the Eviction Date with a local provincial sheriff and a local locksmith in Waterloo to change your locks.
  5. Be Human: No one likes to be evicted so the least you can do is ignore your feelings and anger towards a misbehaving tenant, the people on the other side also have a story and they potentially received no help on their end or failed to help themselves. They do deserve the least bit of dignity so save your words and let the sherrif handle the stress.

Repairing damages: Obviously, now that you have secured the place, there are many damages which can be repaired and you might have to do it step by step. Taking a day or two to think the project through is always beneficial, it’s definitely better to plan on a fresh mind. Damages like lock repair and door repair in Waterloo can be handled by a locksmith or a handyman. Other fixes like patching and painting will require a few weeks but before you know it your place will be yours again and open to yet another potentially profitable tenant.

After all, you want to put this eviction nightmare behind and continue with your happy stress-free life. This is exactly how a successful eviction in Waterloo should go.

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