WHEN A TENANT REFUSES ENTRY FOR REPAIRS

By
Real Estate Agent with Real Estate and Beyond, LLC SA535849000

WHEN A TENANT REFUSES ENTRY FOR REPAIRS

 

PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGEMENTRepairs are going to happen when one owns rental property. Yes, things will break after you purchase the home and place tenants. How does one make repairs going forward? Do you have a reserve to cover minor and major repairs? Perhaps, one should purchase a home warranty to offset a financial disaster. That is a personal choice.

What do you do when a tenant refuses entry for repairs? There are times when tenants believe they know the law better than anybody else. Personally, I do not argue with the tenant. I simply remind them that the lease that the tenant signed allows owner entry for repairs. Yes, some people can be difficult. What does one do?

I follow what the lease. I notify the tenant in person by giving them a 48 hour notice that we will be entering the unit to do the exact repairs on behalf of the owner. We have a key to the unit. This gives us the right to enter the unit to make repairs. There are tenants that we have to officially notice them. That is not a problem for me. I am friendly but firm with tenants.

TENANT SCARY? CALL HARRY 602-549-9764

Posted by

Make the Call, Set the Plan, Do the Deal$!

Feel free to listen to my Radio Show to learn more about the phoenix real estate market, new trends, and the latest opportunities.  The Real Estate and Beyond Radio Show Airs every Saturday from Noon-2:00pm on Conservative Newstalk KKNT 960am in Phoenix, Arizona.  You can listent to past shows, or stream on-line.

 

Phoenix Real Estate Resource Center

 

Follow Me On:  facebook profile  twitter profile   linked in profile  rss fee for blog                                     

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Real Estate Best Practices
Location:
Arizona Maricopa County
Tags:
phoenix real estate
phoenix property management
landlords rights
real estate and beyond phoenix

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
720,995
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Most tenants are cooperative because they want the repair done, too.   They always have the option to be present.   Proper notice and following the lease and the law is all it takes. 

May 13, 2017 07:45 AM #7
Rainmaker
3,201,942
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Harry

Following the lease is the way to go.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 13, 2017 07:34 PM #8
Ambassador
1,609,634
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Carol Williams then you have the 2% that gives problems

May 13, 2017 07:37 PM #9
Ambassador
1,609,634
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Lou Ludwig only way to do business

May 13, 2017 07:37 PM #10
Rainmaker
2,219,653
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Harry.  Have you ever had a tenant deny you entrance after the 48 hour notification?  If so what action did you take?

May 14, 2017 01:43 AM #11
Ambassador
1,609,634
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

James Dray here to serve all

May 14, 2017 10:07 AM #12
Rainmaker
2,344,113
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good blog Harry and a important one for to think about if you do property management.

May 15, 2017 07:00 AM #13
Ambassador
1,609,634
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Will Hamm we must know the rules of engagement

May 15, 2017 07:08 AM #14
Rainmaker
1,881,709
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

No, I just couldn't do it. No interest in being a landlord of any kind. LOL

May 15, 2017 07:12 AM #15
Rainer
267,776
Jim Smith
The Property Management Company - Round Rock, TX
Broker,CRS,GRI,RMP,CNE,TRLP

It is always important to lay out the provisions and requirements for repairs within the Lease.  Our Lease is clearly explained; and, the Tenants initial the clause.  Should a Tenant refuse a contractor at the appointed time, the Tenant is issued a fee for each occasion.  The Property Management Company's responsibility is to enforce ALL provisions of the Lease - not pick and choose.

May 15, 2017 07:12 AM #16
Ambassador
1,609,634
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Sharon Tara hire a proeprty manager

May 15, 2017 07:14 AM #17
Ambassador
1,609,634
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Jim Smith thanks for the feedback

May 15, 2017 07:15 AM #18
Rainmaker
169,038
Abby Stiller
Premier Realty Homes of SWFL - Cape Coral, FL
Real Estate Agent Serving Southwest Florida

Very important to follow what the lease says. And yes some tenants can be difficult to work with. Have a great week Harry F. D'Elia 

May 15, 2017 07:16 AM #19
Ambassador
1,609,634
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Abby Stiller that is what I do weekly

May 15, 2017 07:39 AM #20
Rainmaker
726,611
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

One of the downsides to property management is dealing with difficult tenants. 

May 16, 2017 09:45 AM #21
Ambassador
3,328,466
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

That is good information, Harry and the way it works in TN too.

May 18, 2017 09:21 PM #22
Ambassador
1,609,634
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® be nice but firm is my practice

May 19, 2017 05:17 AM #23
Ambassador
1,609,634
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Debbie Reynolds great to hear

May 19, 2017 05:17 AM #24
Rainmaker
309,334
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Boy, a good lease will tell you the answer everytime Harry F. D'Elia .  Its funny how some landlords (and tenants) fail to look there.

Jun 09, 2017 10:59 AM #25
Ambassador
1,609,634
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Jim Cheney all we do is enforce the lease

Jun 09, 2017 12:48 PM #26
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Ambassador
1,609,634

Harry F. D'Elia

Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information