From a broken window to holes in the wall to destruction that totals thousands of dollars, the damage tenants can do to a rental property is a landlord’s worst nightmare. On this episode of RentPrep’s Night School, we’ll examine some of the strategies that landlords can use to deal with destructive tenants, plus review the importance of SODA forms.
You can download a SODA form by clicking this link.
Be sure to listen to our podcast above to better understand what you can do to protect your rental property from further damages.
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Can I lock out a tenant that is destroying the apt?
Don’t lockout a tenant on your own. This is called a “self-help” eviction and it can get you in a lot of trouble.
Document the damages. Serve a notice and if they’re in violation of the lease go through a proper eviction process.
Locking them out makes you liable.