This can be a difficult conversation to have… especially if you’re worried that the tenants will get upset, become difficult, or lash out after they are told.
But we’ve worked with tons of different homeowners in Hagerstown and here are some helpful tactics for breaking the news to your tenants.
Be Open & Honest — Try to be as open and honest with your tenants as possible about what is going to happen. Will they have to move? Can they stay? When will they need to leave for showings? If they are willing to cooperate, that will make everything a whole lot easier.
Get Clear About Their Lease — Look at the lease your tenants have in order to figure out what’s going to happen to them. Do you want them to leave or are they allowed to stay? Be upfront with what is going to happen in this regard so they know what to expect and can plan accordingly.
Ask For Their Cooperation — In this instance, being direct is best; simply ask for the tenant’s cooperation. If you’re reasonable and they’re reasonable, then it shouldn’t be that big of a deal and they should be more than happy to help as needed.
Call Us If Things Get Dicey — Not all tenants are going to be pleased about this news, unfortunately. Some tenants even lash out and destroy property. If things get out of hand, give us a call at (301) 234-7300. We can buy your property as-is and even deal with evicting your tenants if necessary.