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Posted: 01/05/20 07:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Be careful, because if the unit is deemed not a legal dwelling unit, my area in NJ would allow the tenant to reclaim any previously paid rent


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Do you have a written application and rental agreement? Written agreenemt if legal would be best. Verbal contracts are enforcable but what was said may may be difficult/impossible to establish.

I evicted one person and at every point they filed a counter claim. All were dismissed by the judge but each gave them additional weeks of occupancy. Eventually I got most of the money back by garnishing their wages.

Good points above about a legal dwelling.


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Take pictures and hopefully you have pictures at the time of rental. You may also have legal requirements to store any possestions left behind.

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As others have said, this is not so simple. It depends on the arrangement of the trailer. If it's on your land as a living rental it falls under landlord tenant regulations. If you rented them the trailer and they have it on their land, (even if they are living in it), it's a standard property repossession. If you rented them the trailer and it's on their property but you used a rental lease or in the agreement it's a rental living unit, you may have to follow two sets of regulations. I say, lawyer up and let them guide you.


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It's yours, hook up and take it where you want. Give em 24 he's notice.


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Simple he isn't renting it. You own it. Hook up tow it off and return in your TV with his possessions. Relationship terminated. Any lip call police. Ownership and possession is 100% of the law.

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bgum wrote:

Simple he isn't renting it. You own it. Hook up tow it off and return in your TV with his possessions. Relationship terminated. Any lip call police. Ownership and possession is 100% of the law.

If OP let them change title it's no longer HIS.

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Nope, renters have legal rights even when behind on payments. It varies by location of course and he needs to understand the requirements. Moving the rig could a lot of legal problems and cost.

Written or not the the renter has a legal contract.

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labonteak wrote:

I rented out to own my 5th wheel for someone to live in. They have defaulted on the rent. How do I repossess while they are still living in it?
Do you even know where they are?
Have you visited them in person to calmly discover their situation that caused them to stop paying? As a landlord you may still need to maintain the trailer. Written agreement should have provisions for all this.

If they really intend to not pay anything I would very nicely ask them to move out and allow you to come get the trailer. Offer to bring no legal action, no bad mark on their credit, no bad mark on their rental history etc if they are out in 30 days. Ask them to give you or send you a 30 day notice to quit to formalize the offer.

Expect the trailer to be nearly demolished inside upon return. I assume these people are judgement proof so court could be an expensive battle with no chance of recovery.

Rental business is tough at times. I know you tried to help these people. You know the saying... no good deed goes unpunished.

What is the realistic trade in value of this trailer?


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I have many investment properties. Through experience I found this to be very effective. Approach the tenant and ask if they would accept a cash payment of $500 to move out in 3 days. If they accept return and have some paperwork ready to be signed by the tenant and also have the local sheriffs department available when the paperwork is signed. This has worked %90 of the time for me. The $500 really pi$$es me off but it is a he!! of a lot cheaper than the cost of an eviction. Good luck


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