Might Be Time To Leave

Robert is renting a house to a young couple, and they’ve been behind on rent for almost three months. His wife thinks they need new tenants.

QUESTION: Robert in San Antonio is renting a house to a young couple, and they’ve been behind on rent for almost three months. His wife thinks they need new tenants. Dave recommends sitting down with them and discussing their budget, and if they aren’t open to it, Robert needs to evict them.

ANSWER: If they are not open to talking about their budget, you need to move them. Not because you can get more on the rent, but because you don’t need to tolerate them not paying just because they are arrogant and stupid. People who won’t accept help are arrogant. If they are not organized enough to handle this, that’s the stupid part.

I would not bump them out just because they are late and you can get more. I would bump them out if they are late and refuse to do anything about it.