From what I have gathered, I basically have to write a letter to the tenant with the title as PENNSYLVANIA NOTICE TO QUIT, and post it on each entrance to the apartment. Here is what I have so far, let me know if I am missing anything:
PENNSYLVANIA NOTICE TO QUIT
[landlord name, address and contact info]
[date that this notice begins]
And all individuals (tenants, occupants and subtenants) in possession of the Premises
The Premises herein referred to in this official notice to quit is located at [apartment address of tenant] with a lease agreement commending on [beginning start date of lease] between [tenant/tenants] and [landlord]. This notice to quit has been sent by the Landlord to the Tenant(s) due to the non-payment of rent.
In accordance to the laws in the State of Pennsylvania WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS after service on you on this notice to quit, you are hereby required to pay via money order or certified check to the undersigned Landlord or the Authorized Agent and back-rent including any late penalties or other fees accumulated of which you now hold possession amount to the sum of [total amount due to date]. If payment is not made you will be required to quit and deliver up the possession of the premises at the end of the ten (10) day period.
YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED THAT the Landlord does hereby elect to declare that forfeiture of your lease agreement under which you hold possession, to the above-described premises,if you fail to perform or otherwise comply with institute legal proceedings to recover rent and possession of said premises which would result in a judgment against you including costs and necessary disbursements together with possible statutory damages allow by law for such unlawful possession of the premises.
Landlord/Agent Signature ______________________________________
*** Am I missing anything? I know this procedure varies state-to-state. ***
I am in a quandary. I am a sitting tenant in a home thats about to be put on the market. I am fine with my 60 notice to vacate and complying 100%. I completely understand the reasons for the home sale and wish them success .
My main problem/concern....
I was out of town when given notice to vacate. Unfortunately I still am. After my 3 week job out of town I had to hustle out to another town to care for my ailing Dad and am here for the next 10 days.Following Dad care I have more out of town jobs in the works.
As a tenant in the process of moving I will have few days at home to start the moving process. I was home one day this month and had a friend help sort with packing, etc..My move is a WIP. Piece meal moving with limited number of days to do do so. Chaotic at best! I paid rent this month and am hiring packers while I am gone . I intend on fulfilling my obligation to be out by Oct 15, and leave the home in perfectly clean condition by end of my tenancy.
The kicker is!
Apparently they are hiring stagers to come in soon and stage the home while I am out of town. During this crucial moment of my piece meal move out agenda. Seems ludicrous to me. My stuff as of now is barely contained. Much of it half pulled out, personal items and papers with sensitive info out in the open. Stuff haphazardly spilling out of boxes shoved along walls, etc...Given my situation I have no other option than to start my move now. I feel in no way obligated to work with stagers at this point. In fact I wrote a nice letter to the home owner a few weeks ago suggesting they wait till I am fully out and then stage. The house would be beautiful and they can come and go to their hearts content. The response back was " The agent advises against it "
I hope someone has some suggestions! When I get the 24 hr notice stagers are coming in what should I do? Again, my stuff is all over the place and I am currently out of town. I absolutely do not give them permission to touch or even move my stuff. Thats where my anxiety hits the roof! They plan on staging with:
A sitting tenant who is moving out, chaos and boxes abound.
Packers who will be in the home , packing and moving my things around stagers belongings.
Stagers have movers that can come in and potentially damage/break my things.
My shackles are spiking!
I will be there some days/nights and living among stagers things, trying to pack my own belongings.
Who is liable? Should staging items be broken during my move by my helpers or myself who is responsible?
Why on earth would they want to stage in such a scenario??!
Can any landlord help me with this bizarre situation?
Stressed to the max....
Can you provide me some pre-screening questions for the potential tenants? Also, I would like to know if I can ask the question Have you ever owned a home? I dont know if it is a discrimination question. In addition, can I ask the income of the potential tenants in the pre-screening step? How much income the potential tenants should have as compared with the rent (2, 3 or 4 times..).
Thank you so much,
Are you folks installing fancy thermostats? Preferences.
My question is this: Why isn't the criminal background check done earlier? Is it because a prospective tenant needs to see the property before filling out an application, hence the need to show the property first? My thought was if you had great pictures showing the property, do the phone screening, then have them fill out an application and do the background then?
Thinking about it now, I guess its all done about the same time anyway - you get the application and then check pretty much everything out. I guess I'm still in shock over what we found. We didn't have any questions on the application specifically asking about criminal activity / if they are a felon / etc. Lesson learned! Biggest lesson I learned here though was to just be aware. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. And be sure to thoroughly screen.
I'm in the early stages of listing my multi-family. I want to try to sell "by owner".
My question is, how to you vet a potential buyer? Getting many people who want to see the property, but it is fully occupied and I'd rather not have people who can't afford it, or who just want to compare to other properties, walking through my tenants' units on a whim.
Thanks for any advice.