FINDING FORMER TENANTS
One of the most asked questions that I receive from the landlords is “How do I find the former tenant to collect?” After collecting on 96 judgments I had to have a strategy to how I was going to find the former tenants and collect.
Gary has followed the U-Haul van to their next address.They have told us that they are moving to Texas. Usually Texas is about 8 blocks away!
1. COURTHOUSE WEBSITE:
You will put the former tenants name in the search by name for cases. I would suggest putting the search under the defendant and plaintiff. I caught a former tenant as a plaintiff in a child support case. You will check each case to see what cases are active. If we can find active cases then we can usually find the address of service and a court hearing date. Numerous times I have had the licensed process server waiting outside the court hearing door with documents to serve.
I have found many former tenants addresses from this website. You have to pay but I feel it is worth it. One of my landlords that purchased the Collect Back Rent Training Course had a hundred tenants that had moved out and owed him money. He had been a landlord for 20 years with over 300 apartments. He was going to take them all to Small Claims court so he employed me to find the addresses. I found 72 good addresses out of the 100 names he gave me. Peoplesmart was a great asset with Google and the courthouse website.
Google the name and the family members on the rental application.
4. FAMILY MEMBERS:
This is one of the places that the former tenant can retreat to. It could be for a lack of money, good place to hide or last resort. There have been times I have sent the licensed process server to a family member’s home to serve the former tenant. They have given the process server the address where he/she is currently living. They didn’t want someone constantly banging on the door trying to serve documents.
- DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
- LOCAL TRAFFIC
- BANKRUPTCY COURT
- COUNTY RECORDER OFFICE
- STATE BUSINESS LICENSE
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This manual is what the landlord needs in this tough time collecting the rent. Learn to deal with a non-paying tenant, collect and purchase the awarded judgments.
The ultimate Collect Back Rent Landlord Training Manual will show you how to serve the Eviction Notices, Eviction Process, Small Claims to obtain the judgment.
Wage Garnishment, Bank Levy, Levy on Personal Property and Discovery to collect, yes, it evens covers the Bench Warrant that is issued for the former tenant in the Debtors Exam.
Forms, procedures and courtroom etiquette to make sure the process is easy.
The manual also covers being assigned judgments to collect with state laws, purchasing, researching and evaluating the assigned judgments.