Complete the "City Ordinance Violation" Checklist
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Send Tenant a Copy of the Notice of Violation
Violation of City Ordinance notices are usually for weeds or an overgrown yard.
If you receive a notice of violation from the city for one of your properties, contact the tenant living there and send them a copy of the notice.
Discuss Resolution and Timeline
Discuss with your tenant what they need to do to resolve the violation and when it needs to be completed by.
Let the tenant know that any fines or fees resulting from the violation not being resolved on time will be billed to them.
Set a Due Date & Verify
Set the due date for the resolution prior to the date on the notice so you can verify the work has been completed.
Contract Out the Work
If the tenant does not complete the resolution by the date agreed, hire someone to complete the work prior to the date on the notice.
Bill the cost back to the tenant.
Verify the Resolution
Verify that the work has been completed and that the violation is resolved.
Bill the Tenant
If you are not able to get the tenant or a contractor to complete the resolution prior to the date on the notice the city will likely complete the work for you and bill you.
Forward the bill to the tenant and arrange when and how they will pay you back.
Additional Challenging Tenant Scenarios
Have another tenant challenge? Check out these other checklists.
- Tenant Scenario: Black Mold
- Tenant Scenario: Death of Tenant
- Tenant Scenario: Not Maintaining the Property
- Tenant Scenario: One Roommate Didn’t Pay Rent
- Tenant Scenario: Rent Check Bounced
- Tenant Scenario: Rent Not Paid by Due Date
- Tenant Scenario: Rent Still Not Paid by the 5th
- Tenant Scenario: Tenant Hold Over
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