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Destination wedding and asking renters to leave

July 16th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Well it’s been a few weeks since I posted but I have been lurking. I am glad Frugal’s puppy is bringing her joy and minimal headaches- and the rest of you are making progress on van loans, mortgage payoffs and other savings goals.

I’m doing fine. I just went to the tropics with BB for a destination wedding. We spent too much money but it couldn’t be helped. The price for food is stunning! $14 for a burrito. $24 for a dinner entrée. OUCH!

But in other news I went ahead and gave my tenants of The Impulsive Purchase 3 months notice to vacate. We will be closing on our HELOC at the end of the month and we are anxious to start renovations. I contacted the section 8 social worker for one of the tenants to notify her of my intent to ask the tenant to leave and the social worker wrote back that the tenants daughter contacted her that very morning saying they want to vacate in 1.2 months because the mother is very ill and the accommodations no longer work for the family. So it works out for both parties- they are welcome to vacate when they want and we can start renovations as soon as they leave.

The upstairs tenants…we’ll see. I chickened out of face to face communication and handed a sealed envelope to the sister who brought it inside for the tenant. I was expecting a pretty immediate phone call but I have heard nothing so far. The family has lived there for 15 years so I am expecting a lot of anger and bitterness. (…maybe my letter was so well written that they are accepting the news willingly? Lol, probably not.)

That’s about it. The savings are on auto-pilot and the accounts are growing. Yippee!

9 Responses to “Destination wedding and asking renters to leave”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Three months notice seems very generous. I hope they will look at it as an opportunity for a new adventure! Fingers crossed for you anyway. Smile

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    Oh boy - good luck!

  3. HouseHopeful Says:

    I'm glad that you enjoyed the wedding. And luckily the one set of renters were already planning to move.

    However, just a bit of advice, if the other renters (the long time ones) don't contact you in regards to your notice, I would suggesting following up. To just formally confirm that they received and understand the notice. While, its not likely, they could just choose to ignore the notice or pretend they didn't receive it - since it was not handed directly to them.

  4. gamecock43 Says:

    I know Househopeful- that is my new fear. That they are just going to ignore the notice! I'm going to follow up at the end of next week if I dont hear from them beforehand.

  5. Ima saver Says:

    I sure hope that those renters don't give you any trouble.

  6. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    You are kind hearted to show an understanding that it could hit the 15 year renters in the heart to be given notice to vacate. I hope it goes smoothly for both you and the tenants.

  7. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Yikes! Those are pretty bad food prices. But I'm glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves.

    I hope everything goes smoothly with the upstairs tenants.

    And yep Smile little Buddy is bringing a bit of sunshine to my life.

  8. whitestripe Says:

    wow - I could not imagine renting the same place for 15 years. They probably think it is theirs! Good luck with it, hope they don't give you any trouble.

  9. Jerry Says:

    Three months' notice is certainly reasonable, and it should lead to no troubles... but I echo the above suggestions for verifying receipt of the notice. You want insurance that they are proceeding with their housing plans, and not burying their heads in the sand...
    Jerry

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