Have you ever found out that your tenant is threatening to sue you?
Today’s question is, “My tenant is threatening to sue me, what should I do?”
So, this happens quite often actually. If you’re a tenant watching this please don’t get any ideas, but tenants often threaten to sue.
I mean, everybody’s got their attorney. We also get the Fox On Your Side but the first thing is this typically doesn’t happen, so just chill out.
That’s obviously a threat, the tenant is obviously mad. The first thing I would say is just chill out, don’t complicate the matters by you also raising your blood pressure.
The second thing I would say is to understand if they do sue you that it’s not the end of the world.
So, we have been a part of a lot of lawsuits where we disagree with tenants, and again it is not the end of the world.
A small claims court, if you’re not a company you can actually represent yourself in a small claims court. If you are a company you’re gonna have to hire a lawyer.
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The goal, though, is what I would say is number three is to be very objective and try to fix the problem prior to actually getting sued.
I mean, the last thing both parties want to do is get into a “he said, she said” in the middle of a courtroom. That’s just no fun for anybody.
And, that is what I would say to do is try to forget the fact that they’re threatening to sue, just kind of push that aside.
Focus on what is the problem and see if you can’t come to a resolution even if you’re gonna have to give a little bit above what you thought is fair, just to get it to go away.
The last thing you want is to end up in court. So that’s it.
That’s questions owners ask. Hope this was helpful. I’m Matthew Whitaker with gkhouses.