Boston, Masschusetts (PressExposure) April 14, 2009 -- The son of a landlord in Worcester, Massachusetts is arrested by police gunpoint after allegedly killing the homeownerâs 29-year old-tenant. A landlordâs 19 year-old tenant in Manchester, N.H. attacks him with a rusty hatchet over a rent payment dispute. While arguing with his tenant in Boston, Massachusetts, a landlord is bludgeoned in the head, and dragged out unconscious into the snow on his front porch. These incidents are true examples of what can happen when the relationship between a landlord and the tenant goes wrong
A legal eviction is the final recourse to a dispute between a landlord and tenant, and creates a considerable amount of stress. The landlord needs rental income to pay the monthly mortgage. The tenant can no longer afford the rent, but stays anyway. After exhausting all the remedies available to settle a disagreement, owners need to know what steps to take to bring closure to the landlord-tenant relationship.
Certified Property ManagerÂ® and property management consultant Carolyn Gibson has written her second book titled, âSecrets to a Successful Eviction for Landlords and Rental Property Managers: The Complete Guide to Evicting Tenants Legally and Quicklyâ (Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.). Gibson believes that, âpart of the reason why rental income homeowners are going into bankruptcy and foreclosure action is because the landlord does not always know when and how to effectively deal with a tenant who is not paying the rent or is damaging the property.â
Gibsonâs book illustrates many years of executive property management experience, including almost ten years as the former owner of a property management company. She stresses preventive methods as well as ways to document and conduct an eviction case. Mike Hapstein of Jacksonville, Florida states: âThe bookâ¦cleanly lays out the action which landlords should take when evicting a tenant. Also, the book provides very good advice as to how the landlord should approach the situation. Gibson explains that the landlord should take a calm, rational approach, and Gibson also outlines how the landlord should deal with an angry, emotional tenant.â
Gibson, a member of the Chicago based Institute of Real Estate Management, is also the author of âHow to Pick the Best Tenantâ. Her web site at http://www.synergyprofessionals.com has articles and books on real estate management for landlords, investors, homeowners, and tenants. Secrets to a Successful Eviction for Landlords and Rental Property Managers
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Why Evict Your Tenant? Chapter 2 Landlord Policies That Manage Tenant Evictions Chapter 3 Good Communication is Essential Chapter 4 Maintain a Rational Approach Chapter 5 Enlist the Proper Authorities Chapter 6 Your Eviction Materials Chapter 7 Non-Payment of Rent Eviction Chapter 8 Other Reasons to Evict Chapter 9 Section 8 Eviction Chapter 10 Evicting Tenants with Special Circumstances Chapter 11 Do You Have a "Legal" Apartment? Chapter 12 Document the Problem Chapter 13 Make Your Decision, Then Stick To It Chapter 14 Things You Cannot Do To Your Tenant Chapter 15 Legal Technicalities Chapter 16 When and How to Hire An Attorney Chapter 17 What to Do Before You Go to Court Chapter 18 Your Court Appearance Chapter 19 Settling Out of Court Chapter 20 Eviction Received - Prepare For The Move-Out Day Chapter 21 Tie Up Loose Ends Summary: A Self-Inventory Appendix: Landlord Forms Bibliography