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rockhardxl, Home Owner in 37379

Need help/advice sending tenant a Vacate notice.

Asked by rockhardxl, 37379 Fri Oct 12, 2012

Last year I started renting out my house. I found a Residential Lease Agreement commonly used in the state of Tennesee. Leased my house out to couple for a One year agreement with the option to move to month to month after that agreement was up. Everything was going smooth for the first 5 months, then payments started getting later and later. After the thrid month I called and talk to my tenants, reference our lease agreement rent was due on the first of month by direct deposit and/or be recieved by mail no later than the 5th. The next 2 months rent was on time, that next month was 16 days late and the month after nothing. On the 22nd of month I visited my tenants and was informed one had last there job. Told I understand and if they needed out of the lease, I would work with them as much as I could but I could not allow them to stay with no payment. He said he understood and thank me, and said they would start looking for a new place and be out in September...

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My tenants did say they would pay what they could on there pay day to help me continue paying the mortage on the house. For the month August I got no rent, in Septemeber they made two deposit one in the begining of the month and one toward the end that equaled to 83% of rent for that month and deposited 20% of this month rent this past week. The lease is up in November, and I want to make sure I take the right steps in moving them out with out any more money coming out of my pocket.
I knew this was risk and kept money in saving incase something like this would happen. I just hope and pray for smooth exit at this point and on to the next.
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You could just continue until the lease expires in November and not renew it with the current tenant (since the month-to-month is an option at your discretion). Your best venue however is to contact a real estate attorney and get their advice. Unless a respondent on Trulia is also a licensed attorney, we are unable to render any type of legal advice.
Hope this answer helps,,
Best wishes,
Tina Evans, Broker
CRYE-LEIKE REALTORS/Cookeville, TN
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For an legal advice, you would have to contact an attorney.
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