I've been in foreclosed homes that were vacant over a year and found my clothes covered with fleas. They seem to survive well without an obvious host.
When called by agents to show my listing permission was preconditioned on not visiting that house before coming to my listing.
Now, are your tenants co-operative or combative. If you choose the path of 'dong what's right' are they going to punish you further? Meaning, are they going to attempt to stick you with the bill for alternative housing during remediation? Cost of dry cleaning and washing of dishes after event? Are they going to hold you the cause when headaches and allergies flare up in the next month or two?
If you have trustworthy folks on the other side, have the house fumigated. If not, have the tenant take care if it themselves. You place was flea free when they moved in.... more
First, you must see when the lease expires. Then, have a nice discussion with the tenant. Assure him that he can stay till the end of lease if he wants to (legally, he can). Keep in mind, a non-coperating unhappy tenant can be a real obstacle to selling.... more