Topic: "Resident from hell"

Merridy Lanzy's Avatar Topic Author
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So..had a Sheriff eviction on Wed...unit is trashed..dog poo all over basement, holes in door and walls from fists, gnats, filthy, furniture all over, then had car towed that they left behind after tagging it with a 24 hour tow notice...they came to get the car sometime between 5pm yesterday and today........so they decided as revenge to dump trashcan in the drive...any suggestions on charges or suggestions...this person caused major havoc for the last several months....have pics of damages, work orders, 12 voicemails cursing out management...was on a court order to pay...didnt... and then here we are...of course we will send to collections...this has been the "resident from hell"
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
Merridy Lanzy's Avatar Topic Author
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oh yes then upon moving on Thurs they decided to place dog poo, baked beans, a fryer full of grease, pickles, a microwave which busted with major glass shards everywhere and the fryer itself at our front entrance.
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Merridy Lanzy I think you win top prize for "You Can't Make This [email protected]# Up!".
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
Merridy Lanzy's Avatar Topic Author
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Tracy Rust Jamison ...yeah I know, right?
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Rosalie Adame Williams
Definitely, report them to the credit bureau!
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Sorry, you don't get punitive damages, and it's not a way to make a profit. What it cost you, it cost them. Save your receipts and create receipts for any work done in-house. Your eviction attorney should handle the collections, not a collection agency. Your attorney can sweep their accounts, and handle any issues if the tenants dispute any charges in court.
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
Merridy Lanzy's Avatar Topic Author
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Mark Tanguay oh yes this was the nightmare from hell
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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This is so sad to hear this about people. So sorry you have to deal with it. I hope there is some resolution for you. Does insurance cover anything?
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Devin Campbell
I feel for you. We had an eviction where they’d taken their 6 y/o daughter’s room and turned it into the dog’s “poop room”. They even did us the “favor” of pulling up the carpet so dog could poop/pee directly on the sub floor.
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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do a police report for property damages and file with police and call insurance
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Karen Woodson
I've got one like this also. The first round of the eviction, the judge dismissed the case because our attorney didn't prove she hasn't paid. Can you believe that? Now have another court date at the end of November.
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Criminal mischief charge!
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
Merridy Lanzy's Avatar Topic Author
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Tina Cavaco not sure it's a charge in Illinois but thanks
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Merridy Lanzy add up the damages. They should be liable!
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Harassment and vandalism and destruction of property sound like a good start
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Hasmukh Shah
Good luck collecting
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
Merridy Lanzy's Avatar Topic Author
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Hasmukh Shah yes I know probably won't see a dime but at least it will be on their credit to prevent them from doing the same to other landlords
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Alison Benton
Call animal control to report them for animal abuse if their dog was not being let out to go potty and living in it’s own excrement.
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
Merridy Lanzy's Avatar Topic Author
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Alison Benton oh yeah...Wednesday during the eviction they let the dogs out and told the Sheriff they didnt want them so Animal Control was called and they picked them up...thank god for that...this woman is a piece of work to say the least..
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Grace Law
Get a no trespass order now they can be charged if they show up at the property to do more destruction
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
Amy Gruver's Avatar
Amy Gruver
Charge what you would typically charge for trash left in the apartment.
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Grace Law
oh it is going to be much much more...believe me
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
Amy Gruver's Avatar
Amy Gruver
charge them by the hourr for cleanup and repaaits and parts
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Donna LaBelle oh yeah they're going to be charged for all the maintenance issues for the dumpster that has to be there a 30-yard dumpster which is $600 plus rent and maintenance personnel cost Plus we are going to have to have the basement floor treated by the time it's said and done we're looking at probably 5 or 6,000
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Donna LaBelle
be sure to file a judgement against them so their wages etc can be attached
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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  Karen Woodson:  You stated "the judge dismissed the case because our attorney didn't prove she hasn't paid".  Being a small Landlord, I'm a bit puzzled by this.  But I know how easy it would be for me to print my rent roll, and that it's maybe not so simple for a large Landlord/property.  Did the Judge not accept the proof the attorney presented, or did the attorney not have (sufficient) documentation?  I don't have a lot of experience in court, just asking for a little clarification for my own education.  Thanks.
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
Last edit: by Mary Anne Cumbie. Reason: Clarification of question asked
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People ask me, "What's the one thing that you never expected when you went into property management?" and I have lots of answers but the, "We have all seen a 'poop room,'" is maybe one that really gets the raised eyebrows.
Posted 2 months 1 week ago