TOPIC: Pay up or pack up!

Pay up or pack up! 7 years 4 months ago #7315

I was sent this by someone who would like to remain anonymous. This person is definitely not pulling any punches!! What do you think?

Update: This has been the most controversial form we have ever featured, with people absolutely loving it or hating it. So I have gotten permission and have shared it in our File Bank! You can download it here.

Last Edit: 7 years 4 months ago by Brent Williams.
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Re:Pay up or get pack up! 7 years 4 months ago #7316

Wow! I think this certainly sends a message! :)

Re:Pay up or pack up! 7 years 4 months ago #7317

Hmmmm....I can't say I would ever send this out. A phone call, is that asking too much?
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Re:Pay up or pack up! 7 years 4 months ago #7318

From what I understand, this is a last ditch effort type of situation. This person tries all other routes first and only does this when they don't work.

Re:Pay up or pack up! 7 years 4 months ago #7319

@Brent- I would certainly hope so... otherwise, I have a feeling why people might be leaving :) HA!

Re:Pay up or pack up! 7 years 4 months ago #7320

I think I'll stick with the standard court eviction. I'm not sure the attached form would even be legal in our state. One of our long term residents will be living in his car come Thanksgiving, and I'm glad the court is there to do the dirty work. :(
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Re:Pay up or pack up! 7 years 4 months ago #7321

@Rose - I assumed they also sent out a formal eviction letter, but I can't say for sure.

Re:Pay up or pack up! 7 years 4 months ago #7322

LOVE IT & I would use it. As a manager of multiple "C" properties that offer 2nd chance leasing, we try the same old tactics first...but sometimes the harsh word that "you are about to be homeless" works to collect or at minimum start the conversation.

Re:Pay up or pack up! 7 years 4 months ago #7324

I think it's tacky and in poor taste. I realize that in some cases you're dealing with true deadbeats who have no intention of paying. Regardless, I prefer and always recommend to remain professional. There isn't anything outwardly unprofessional or crude about this notice, but adding the moving companies under the guise that you want to help is condescending.

If they were truly concerned about collection delinquent rent they should have included the office phone number and a person to contact. Clearly they are more focused on making a statement.
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Re:Pay up or pack up! 7 years 4 months ago #7325

Since the eviction process, in my opinion, favors the delinquent Resident in terms of time it takes to process the eviction with court date, cost to property, and loss of revenue plus turnover costs, I can see how the Manager might find JOY in posting this notice on the tenant's door. I have always been at a loss to understand why it takes 4-6 weeks to get a court date, then another 10-14 days for the sheriff to show up all the while the Resident is living rent-free for two months.
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