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Evictions Are Not Pretty

A vacant apartment is bad for cash flow, but a non-paying tenant is just as bad. Both are harmful because no income will go into a landlord’s account and this means expenses will soon outweigh income. It may seem funny that in upscale apartments in San Diego there are people who don’t pay their rent, but it happens. It can be the result of losing a job or project. In any case, when a person goes a certain period without paying rent. Eviction is the only business option for a property owner. It is not an easy thing to do.

Emotions Run High
Evicting a disruptive tenant is not too difficult. However, a tenant who is down on luck and has been a good person all along makes it hard to get rid of this individual. A face-to-face meeting can be very emotional as the tenant pulls on a landlord’s heartstrings. The trouble is that ignoring unpaid rent will cause financial difficulty. Property management companies in San Diego work with this kind of problem on a routine basis. AltaVista Properties can handle an eviction.
Going by the Book
There are rules and regulations established by tenant-landlord laws in California that govern eviction. AltaVista Properties does not cut corners but will follow the letter of the statute. A tenant gets sufficient warning the eviction is going to take place. People are sometimes vindictive. They become upset when they are told of an eviction process and try to get even before they leave. This can include doing things such as stuffing socks down the toilet or creating some other damage. AltaVista Properties does not like to be firm, but we will be in a New York minute. We remind any tenant vacating the property that the amount of the refunded security deposit returned depends on the condition of the apartment. We always inspect an apartment before it a tenant comes in, taking pictures to make sure of the condition. We will then compare it to how the apartment looks after a tenant has left. If it looks like there is damage to the point of vandalism, we are willing to go the next step and call the police. No one is going to harm our client’s property.
A landlord may have a soft spot for a particular tenant. The owner may want to give this individual little more time to pay up. We understand this because AltaVista Properties believes in developing relationships. We will explain to the client the situation, note how it impacts cash flow, and then ask the landlord to decide. We know it is not an easy one. At the close of the day, it is what the client wants us to do which we will perform. Whether it is an eviction or giving the additional time, it is the owner’s decision. We follow through with what we are asked to do.
We Have a Superior Reputation
Eviction is not an easy exercise, and an inexperienced property management company in San Diego should not do it. Eviction is a strong reason to check references. Present and former clients ought to be contacted to find out how a property management company handled eviction in the past. Alter Vista Properties has no problem with anyone contacting our references. We are convinced that we will stand up well to scrutiny. We have a professional reputation as a superior property management company in San Diego and its suburbs.
We provide many other services for our clients including marketing, processing electronic payments, and maintenance on the property. We again encourage you to contact our clients to find out how professional we are. AltaVista Properties commits itself to protecting the investment of the landlord. Please do inquire at any time about our property management services. We can be reached at 858-274-3600 or by email at We look forward to hearing from you and answering your questions.

Posted by: michaela on August 4, 2017
Posted in: Utilities