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post #3331 of 5824
thanks everyone. i don't think i need a corded and i won't be doing any heavy drilling so something midline. i'll look into mikita since everyone seems to agree on that.
post #3332 of 5824
We went by our rent house to find some dude walking in the door as we drove up. Turns out our tenants took on another renter without telling us. The lease forbids this. Suggestions? We don't really want to evict them as they've been good until now and we don't really want to go through the process of finding someone else. Should we just raise the rent? What is a good percentage? Pitfalls?

Thanks
post #3333 of 5824
someone to replace them or in addition to them?


(I meant is the dude someone they've sublet to and they're gone or is he someone staying with them as an addition)
Edited by Master-Classter - 5/18/15 at 5:32am
post #3334 of 5824
I mean evicting the original tenants. They've been good so far. Kicking the other dude out is a possibility if raising the rent and allowing him to stay is a bad decision.
post #3335 of 5824
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

thanks everyone. i don't think i need a corded and i won't be doing any heavy drilling so something midline. i'll look into mikita since everyone seems to agree on that.

The nice thing about a corded drill is that it is always charged (and a cheapo one has as much power as a decent cordless). You can just coil it up and stash it away without finding somewhere to keep a charger plugged in.

Depends on your situation of course...I have never needed to drill anything out of range of an extension cord in the past few years, but there are tons of situations where you might need to.
post #3336 of 5824
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

We went by our rent house to find some dude walking in the door as we drove up. Turns out our tenants took on another renter without telling us. The lease forbids this. Suggestions? We don't really want to evict them as they've been good until now and we don't really want to go through the process of finding someone else. Should we just raise the rent? What is a good percentage? Pitfalls?

Thanks

I am so happy we sold our rental house in March!

At the very least I would send them a notarized letter, registered of course, you are aware of the proscribed renter and bring to their attention you plan to hold them responsible for anything he does and that they are in breach of their lease. So you're not necessarily telling them to get rid of him but putting them on notice.
post #3337 of 5824
^ good advice. Do this, then offer to re-negotiate the lease, if you're looking to get more money out of it.
post #3338 of 5824
We heard from them. Turns out he's a church friend (renter is an assc pastor) who just moved in state and is "looking for a place". We told them he has to get out in 3 days (decided to be nice) or apply to rent and go through background check. Directed them to contract where is says no subletting. Though I never noticed until today our contract doesn't have a policy on visitors. We'll have to add that with a maximum of one week. Told them we'll send a certified letter saying the same thing.
post #3339 of 5824
If you don't have a guest policy and he isn't staying as a resident, how can you justify telling him he only has three days?
post #3340 of 5824
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

We heard from them. Turns out he's a church friend (renter is an assc pastor) who just moved in state and is "looking for a place". We told them he has to get out in 3 days (decided to be nice) or apply to rent and go through background check. Directed them to contract where is says no subletting. Though I never noticed until today our contract doesn't have a policy on visitors. We'll have to add that with a maximum of one week. Told them we'll send a certified letter saying the same thing.

Now, I'm not a maritime lawyer, but pretty sure you cannot modify a rental agreement during its term like that. Upon renewal, sure, but you agreed to your end of the rental agreement back when it went into force.
post #3341 of 5824
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

We heard from them. Turns out he's a church friend (renter is an assc pastor) who just moved in state and is "looking for a place". We told them he has to get out in 3 days (decided to be nice) or apply to rent and go through background check. Directed them to contract where is says no subletting. Though I never noticed until today our contract doesn't have a policy on visitors. We'll have to add that with a maximum of one week. Told them we'll send a certified letter saying the same thing.

Be very careful with this, especially if the agreement doesn't address guests. I would assume they aren't charging him if he's a friend. Most real estate law heavily favors the renter, so you don't want to get into a legal dispute.
post #3342 of 5824
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If you don't have a guest policy and he isn't staying as a resident, how can you justify telling him he only has three days?

tricky isn't it? He has a key and all his stuff is there? I don't know. We've talked to them again and they want him to be added to the lease so we're going have him do the background check and then make a new lease for everyone to sign. These are kids (like 25) so I don't think they're going to rush out and get lawyers. I hope.
post #3343 of 5824
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Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post

Be very careful with this, especially if the agreement doesn't address guests. I would assume they aren't charging him if he's a friend. Most real estate law heavily favors the renter, so you don't want to get into a legal dispute.

Depends on the state. Minnesota, as an example, is very owner friendly.
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

tricky isn't it? He has a key and all his stuff is there? I don't know. We've talked to them again and they want him to be added to the lease so we're going have him do the background check and then make a new lease for everyone to sign. These are kids (like 25) so I don't think they're going to rush out and get lawyers. I hope.

If they've been good renters thus far, why are you making such a big deal about it?
post #3344 of 5824
I mean...he's a friend of a pastor, staying there while looking for a place...I'd probably just let that slide. That certainly isn't what I would define as subletting, and it isn't like the current residents aren't responsible for any damage their guests may cause.


Are you going to tell me I had to add all of my past girlfriends to my leases? The current one doesn't have keys, but the doorman will let her in without calling me and will give her a set of keys if I'm not home.
post #3345 of 5824
occupancy may be defined by local ordinance. the lease I have with my tenants specifies who exactly may occupy the home and that for any others they need my permission, they are added as a lessee (subject to approval) and the lease amount may increase. also note that there may be occupancy restrictions depending on the dwelling type (or based on, e.g. association rules).
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