Originally Posted by texas_jack
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?
Originally Posted by otc
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.
I agree with OTC.
They have a guest whom is not paying them anything so he is not a renter. The don't have to disclose a guest to you and you caught him by accident. It could of easily been a family member staying for a few days and having the keys. When i visit family or they visit me we give each other keys to use.
I think you overreacted on the situation by directing them to a rental agreement and telling them the person has 3 days especially since you said they are good tenants. With good tenants you give benefit of doubt and talk to them.
I had a few situations which i prefer not to post about on a public forum (hope you understand) where my wife and I said fuck it called the other party and just talked to them and worked things out.