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Landlord

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Jan 11, 2011
 

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I am appalled at the "rights" that tenants have to remain in an apartment that I own and not pay rent. I think that Cortland area landlords should post bad tenants names so they are not able to take advantage of other landlords in the future. I would like to start a page with tenant names and the reasons why you would never rent to them again. Since they have rights we should also have rights and protect each other rather than just passing the trash.
Gunshotmike

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Landlord wrote:
I am appalled at the "rights" that tenants have to remain in an apartment that I own and not pay rent. I think that Cortland area landlords should post bad tenants names so they are not able to take advantage of other landlords in the future. I would like to start a page with tenant names and the reasons why you would never rent to them again. Since they have rights we should also have rights and protect each other rather than just passing the trash.
Really? I am appalled at how landlords in this town think they can violate a tenants rights and rent the worst crap and not fix it or follow public health laws at will. As for a way to check on your tenants BEFORE you rent to them you have one it is called a credit check BUT then you would have to trun down all the easy section8 money right>?
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Buffalo, NY

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Jan 12, 2011
 

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You seem to be generalizing and lumping good landlords in with bad ones. On the flip side I have many very good tenants some who have rented from me for upwards of 8 years. I have encountered individuals who will do damage or sabotage systems in the home and then refuse to allow them to be repaired because they want to dictate who (usually the most expensive contractor or repairman) does the repair. They use this as an excuse not to pay rent. A list of bad tenants and also bad landlords might be a good idea. In my experience though if you are renting from someone who rents a slum there is a reason. Most good tenants will not be interested in substandard housing and won't move into a dump. Those who will do so because good landlords won't rent to them because of credit issues or past incidences where they stiffed another landlord or damaged an apartment. As for credit checks I do them but find most renters have credit problems. If they did not they would be homeowners. I check the local county clerks office for judgements against prospective tenants looking for the names of landlords as plaintiff in the case. If I find you have stiffed a landlord I won't rent to you because past behavior is the best indicator of future behavior. At the moment I only rent to one section 8 tenant and only receive $92.00 a month from them so the tenant pays the bulk of the rent. Section 8 also inspects apartments and they demand that they be in excellent condition so i don't know where you get your information about section 8 from. Also I don't rent to people who don't work. If everything is given to you you don't value anything which includes my apartment so go live in a welfare hotel until you can get off your hind end and find a job. Maybe that will serve as motivation to work. New rule I don't rent to people on SSI who don't have a physical disability they are usually mentally ill they go off their meds and make life for me and their neighbors very difficult.
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"Section 8 also inspects apartments and they demand that they be in excellent condition so I don't know where you get your information
about section 8 from" LIES! I get that from seeing the shtholeapts people and clients of mine have rented with their sec 8 with my own eyes.
"New rule I don't rent to people on SSI who don't have a physical disability
they are usually mentally ill"
O really? I wish I knew your name so I could report you for a fair housing complaint and sick the state on you. YOU need to read the LAW loser! It is NOT legal to refuse to rent to ANYONE based on their disablity and yes mental illness counts you ignorant fool.
you cant

Atlanta, GA

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gunshotmike...stand in line at DSS and take their clients in ;)
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Buffalo, NY

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Feb 4, 2011
 
You sound very angry and are exactly the type of person i would not rent to. You hide behind government and feel oppressed because you have the right to a nice place even if you turn it into a dump. You are going to turn me in to the state. You have me shaking in my shoes pal. I can rent to whomever i choose to and when they ask why i did not rent to them I don't tell them anything but "there was a better qualified canidate than you" I have no obligation to tell them more than that and it prevents lawsuits. I know what the law says but reality is what it is. People who are scumbags feel they are entitled to everything and those of us who work support their sorry asses. I work hard for what I have and i will not rent to someone who presents as an unbalanced scumbag period. So how many times have you been refused housing? You seem to be taking my word to heart. Are you a scumbag?
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Mike, I am only writing from my experience and here in Cortland the Section 8 folks are very picky about the condition of apartments. They once threatened to not pay rent because a door had a broken panel in it. The tenant had kicked and broken it. So I was forced to fix what someone else did in order to get paid for their housing. The tenant did pay for it eventually but the point is Sec 8 was very picky and i don't rent dumps. So you work with clients? Mental health or OPWDD? I am far from ignorant of the law I am well aware of how the law works and i do what I do based on my experiences. I have had nothing but trouble with people who are on SSI so like they say once bitten twice shy. You descriminate every day and so do I. Don't get on your high horse and tell me you would rent to or have your clients live with you. if you would you would not be calling them clients
Roadrunner

Ashburn, VA

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Feb 11, 2011
 
If your tenants are in fact not paying rent, it's easy to get rid of them if you follow the rules. Get a lawyer and file an eviction proceeding. With a warrant to evict and after proper notice, the marshall or sheriff will accompany you to the premises to forcibly evict the tenants and secure their personal belongings if necessary.
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Buffalo, NY

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Feb 11, 2011
 
Thanks Roadrunner. I have already gotten rid of them using that exact process. This happened just before xmas and it was either that or the fact that the local judge is very liberal and leans more towards tenants than landlords. The tenants were allowed more time and spent their time doing damage but not so much that it appeared willfull enough to have them arrested for vandalism. if i could have got them into criminal court instead of civil court i might have stood a chance of getting restitution rather than a jugement that is essentially worthless since these folks will never try to own their own home and will probably never work. As long as rent a center and time buyer continue to exist tenants will have no incentive to protect their credit. They will always pay their couch payment or car payment ahead of their rent because that stuff is theirs. The apartment they live in is to them just a box to keep their stuff in and they can always get another. If landlords kept a database and these folks could not find anyone to rent to them they would have to move to another community. This might be a way to clean up the tenant gene pool in Cortland.
Gunshotmike

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Feb 11, 2011
 
Landlord wrote:
Thanks Roadrunner. I have already gotten rid of them using that exact process. This happened just before xmas and it was either that or the fact that the local judge is very liberal and leans more towards tenants than landlords. The tenants were allowed more time and spent their time doing damage but not so much that it appeared willfull enough to have them arrested for vandalism. if i could have got them into criminal court instead of civil court i might have stood a chance of getting restitution rather than a jugement that is essentially worthless since these folks will never try to own their own home and will probably never work. As long as rent a center and time buyer continue to exist tenants will have no incentive to protect their credit. They will always pay their couch payment or car payment ahead of their rent because that stuff is theirs. The apartment they live in is to them just a box to keep their stuff in and they can always get another. If landlords kept a database and these folks could not find anyone to rent to them they would have to move to another community. This might be a way to clean up the tenant gene pool in Cortland.
You can avoid that by a credit check and contacting their last landlords for a reference.
nobody

Cortland, NY

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Mar 31, 2011
 
Any person that wants to see what activity that is going on in the city court system, even landlord tenant matters can check out this link.

http://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/webcivilLocal...

Any index number that starts with an LT is a landlord tenant matter. Things are even dated, and give all names of the parties. This is not illegal, it is public information.
brittinybreeze

West Jordan, UT

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Jun 18, 2011
 
I rented to roommates for a temporary time (two months), when my tenant invited his girlfriend over. She told me she was a very jealous person. Then she threw a lot of my valuables around. She shattered my expensive statues, bowls, lamps, and 18 eggs. I stayed in another room and when it got quiet I came out to look around. She jumped on me and beat me up, scratched my face, kicked me and literally pulled sections of my hair out of my head. She kept telling me she will never let me have her boyfriend. When the police came, they told me I could not ask them to leave, even though their two month lease was over. I had to let them live with me and go through proper eviction or protective order process. She had warrants our for her arrest and the police did not arrest her. My tenant told me he was not responsible for the damage because she is not on his lease.
I don't care if the police cite me or what. I changed the locks and packed their stuff (very nicely) and put it all by the front door. I eventually had it delivered to them and will return their deposit, etc.
They threatened to press charges, but I never heard from any police at all.
I deserve to feel safe in my own home!
inquired landlord

Tonawanda, NY

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Nov 26, 2012
 
I am trying to evict a person who has missed paying rent for two months. I too am from Cortland NY but I am new to the landlord-tenant situation. How do I go about evicting a person here in Cortland. Also I know I have to hand in forms but can anyone give me the address to go to hand in the forms? Also it would be nice if I know what forms to get also.
Landlord

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Nov 26, 2012
 
inquired landlord wrote:
I am trying to evict a person who has missed paying rent for two months. I too am from Cortland NY but I am new to the landlord-tenant situation. How do I go about evicting a person here in Cortland. Also I know I have to hand in forms but can anyone give me the address to go to hand in the forms? Also it would be nice if I know what forms to get also.
If your property is in the city you would go to the 3rd floor of city hall and get small claims court forms to sue for rent and damages. If you want the people out you need to give them a 30 day written notice. I would suggest getting one from a local lawyer so it is worded correctly. You will need to give it to them before the first of December if you want them out by the first of the new year. This time of the year is difficult for landlords because Judge Meldrim is a pretty liberal guy and does not like to put people out round the holidays. Have all of your pictures and rental agreements prepared for your court appearance but don't expect that you will get the money owed unless you know where your tenants work and are able to garnish their wages. Just feel lucky to be rid of them and make sure you screen all future tenants. I expect that all of my tenants be employed and not have judgements from other landlords for nonpayment. You can got to the county clerk's website and IQS search for public records using the last name and first initial of prospective tenants to find judgements. Hope this helps.

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Since: Nov 12

Littleton, CO

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Nov 26, 2012
 
I'm a property manager in Colorado. I would imagine the basics are fairly close in most states. If you wish to evict a Tennant for nonpayment you simply post a three day demand for payment or possession on their door. I suggest you do this to any Tennant that hasn't paid by the 3rd of the month. After the three days are up you go to your courthouse and start proceedings. It was $2 each one when I last managed.(It's been a wile:):) From there they will let you know what to do at the courthouse. If someone actually wants to fight it (If they didn't pay rent I can see no reason other then to prolong the inevitable) then you might consult a lawyer for the first one. After that you will know what to do and it is quite simple.
I sure hated when it would come all the way to having the sheriff out to physically move people out. Yuk!!!
inquired landlord

Tonawanda, NY

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Nov 27, 2012
 
thanks. I'll post the results later
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Tucson, AZ

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Apr 19, 2013
 
If you run into one of these landlords who refuse to rent to you on SSI. All you have to do even if they won't say why they won't rent to you is report them to the federal Dept of Housing. It is a simple matter and they will give you a lawyer to sue these idiots in federal court. This type of court case usually is decided in favor of the disabled. It's free just google "housing discrimination NYS".
Bob Roizman

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Mar 8, 2014
 
Landlord wrote:
I am appalled at the "rights" that tenants have to remain in an apartment that I own and not pay rent. I think that Cortland area landlords should post bad tenants names so they are not able to take advantage of other landlords in the future. I would like to start a page with tenant names and the reasons why you would never rent to them again. Since they have rights we should also have rights and protect each other rather than just passing the trash.
As soon as you can establish such a legal list, I would like to join your request to add to that list. I am dealing with a Lawyer that uses every trick in the book to avoid paying his bad debt. It seems lawyers have an edge and the current laws favor the deadbeat tenant far more then the landlords, especially in the five boroughs of N.Y.C.
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Mar 8, 2014
 
As the economy declines, causing more deadbeat tenants to first stall evictions for more then a year using the current laws, the landlords are slowly being forced to abandon or give up their properties, adding to decline in housing. More and more laws are being added to the side of tenants, allowing them a greater latitude to skip out on rent and avoid collection at later times. Being a landlord in N.Y.C. has more financial risk now, then ever before. Our courts here are far too lenient, while the IRS has the power of life and death over us. If our government can confiscate everything we own when we owe them money, why is it so difficult for a landlord to do something similar when their property is put in a greater risk, due to the loss of revenues to maintain it. Most small landlords have little recourse but to either take the losses or give up being a landlord.
fairly german

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May 5, 2014
 
Landlords who rent to good people, yet don't take care of the places they own should have their names posted. when you're run down little apartment begins to have problems and you can't handle having to fix things, you decide to get rid of the tenants as if they are the ones who called structural damage to your apartment. this is my experience and making me sick. Reasonable, responsible tenants who do not take help from section 8 our any other services cannot find decent housing which is affordable because We are the people who will point out the issues that really should be addressed. I do wish I could post names, but wouldn't that make it even more difficult to find clean safe housing in this stupid, student rental market? Yes

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