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Performance Property Real Estate Question

Should Landlords Charge Overdue Tenants Legal & Court Costs?

Q: Gerald, I recently evicted a tenant.  The tenant was months behind on rent and they really trashed the property.  Should I go after them for my legal and court costs? Philip, Huntington Valley, PA A: Great question, Philip. In my view, charging delinquent tenants for legal and court costs first and foremost depends on whether you can legally charge for those costs where your property is located–landlord tenant laws vary widely from place to place so it’s your job to do the research to find that out. Assuming you can legally charge delinquent tenants for legal and court costs, the decision to do it or not depends in my view on how much those costs are and how much […]

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