The clerk finally got to the defaults on Friday. I have filed the motions for final judgment and proposed final order electronically. By court rule, I also must submit hard copies of the proposed final order for each property with a cover letter to the judge. Those have been prepared and will be sent to the court Monday. I’ll continue to check with the clerk when we can expect the judge to sign the defaults. The writs for possession are prepared and I will file them immediately when I know the final order has been entered. I’ve also alerted our process server to be ready to deliver the writs and your checks to the sheriff to execute the evictions after the final judgment and clerk stamps the writs.
We’re on the court’s and the sheriff’s schedule, now. I’ll keep you informed when significant events occur.
The move in went well, appliances are delivered. Remember we have a 5 year warranty parts and labor on both appliances. Attached is the documentation for your records. I also wanted to inform you that there are some other issues inside the unit. The shower is not working properly and we will need to send out a plumber. Only the faucet works, water will not come out of the shower head. The range vent above the stove is not working either. I need permission to replace it with a working one. Lastly the door to the pantry at the kitchen is faulty. The pins that go into the track need to be replaced. If I have your approval I will proceed.
I have found a suitable candidate for the front unit at Ave L for 600.00 a month. It is a single woman with an income over around 2100.00 a month. No criminal history or any evictions. Solid job and her boss gave her a solid personal reference. She has no credit, (not bad), due to having no lines of credit. Yes this does not give us a good line on how she is with paying bills, but it is a good thing because she has no monthly bills. Being that she has over 3 times the monthly rent as income and no outstanding liabilities it would be reasonable to state she would have no problems paying the rent. Her move in date is February 1.
Because there is a tenant in Ave L, and the payment address is out of the county, we have to give the tenant another 5 days for mailing time, so the complaint for eviction will be filed next Monday.
The tenant in the rear unit is making it very difficult to rent out the front unit. She should be evicted by the end of the month. The feedback from prospective tenants are positive other than the back tenant creating a nuisance.
We are working on evicting the back tenant, and we have finished repairs on the front unit and are looking for a new tenant.
– The plumbing issue has been fixed. There is no damage to the structure or frame, so we will not need to be pursuing an insurance claim. The total cost for that will be $375.
– The work on the front unit should be completed by tomorrow, as soon as I receive pictures from Nick I will upload them to the dropbox.
– Has been served with a notice to vacate the property. She turned violent yesterday, and has been screaming at the contractors doing the work on the front unit and began throwing things at them.
Nick, our property manager, is going there today to collect rent from the tenant in the rear unit. She most likely will not be able to pay, so he will be serving her with a 3 day notice to pay or vacate the property.
We are doing some repairs on the front unit, and will then be advertising that for rent. As soon as I have some photos of the repairs, I will upload them to the dropbox folder.
One tenant in place, currently seeking a tenant for other unit.
As may have mentioned on last call, we have “Fired” our last Ground Partner in this area, due to non-performance, and have hired a new GP to take over, Drew Davis. Drew has agreed to take on the 2 properties, and undertaken to seek out a property manager to get them stabilized. What Drew found was a little disconcerting – shabby and uncompleted rehabs, as well as some tenants occupying the units unbeknownst to us and allegedly paying cash to the former GP! Drew has found a very enthusiastic PM who will be able to get these properties turned around and properly rented in short order.
After some frustration in a lack of communication and performance with our former Ground Partner, we have found a new GP to take over the 2 properties. He expects to pick up the keys, do a review of rehab done on the properties and assign a property manager to get the remaining units rented.
Date of Purchase