Before evicting someone, ask yourself a few questions:
- Have I exhausted all my other options?
- Is eviction worth it, even if I lose money?
- Is the problem worth taking to court?
If the answer to all those questions is yes, so be it. But if the answer is no or you’re not sure, keep reading. (Keep reading anyway, just in case we change your mind.)
Here are six ways to settle resident issues without eviction.
1. Give the resident more time to pay
A late payer could be going through a temporary rough patch. If you’re able to give them a little more time to pay, with or without late fees, you just might avoid eviction.
If you feel like the tenant may be taking advantage of your kindness, and late fees aren’t correcting the problem, it might be time to have a more direct conversation.