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Have you given them a written 3 day notice to pay or vacate?
Are you living in the property along with the tenants?
Is there anything in your lease that puts in occupancy restrictions to only you?
Ok, then any issue with the property management is between you and them, not the roommates/tenants and them. So this is just a bluff by them in reporting you to the management to divert attention from the fact that they aren't paying their rent.
So I wouldn't worry about that.
If you want to hold them to their agreement, then you need to give them a written 3 day notice to pay the full amount of the rent, regardless of the mistake in your email, and then file a formal eviction action in court if they don't do so.
I don't see a judge enforcing a misstatement on your part considering your later correction once you realized the mistake.
No, once the 3 day notice expires, you can immediately file an eviction action on the 5th day after you deliver the notice. The day of delivery doesn't count. Then it takes about 3 weeks, sometimes less to get a judgment and a writ of possession. Then on the 6th day after getting the writ, you can have the sheriff physically evict them if they haven't moved. So about a month from the time you give them the 3 day notice.
But this ensures you can get them out. If you don't take formal legal action, they could then refuse to move at the end of the month and you are back to square 1 with having to start with a 3 day...
If they don't pay you what you are owed for rent, you can always pursue them in small claims court to seek a judgment against them and then garnish any wages until the judgment is paid in full.
That is the tricky part because you will have to track them down so you can have them served with a summons to come to court. But if you know where they work, you can have them served there..
Honestly, they could claim that this is an illegal constructive eviction and that would not be good for you because it could give them grounds to sue you. Now whether they realize this or not I can't say. And even if they do, will they actually try to file suit, I can't say.. but it is a definite possibility.
They could try and sue, you could countersue and a judge would likely just call it even..
You are very welcome. And I definitely don't miss those days...
With regard to them locking the door, until you evict them, they are in legal possession of the property and have the right to "exclusive use and possession" so they wouldn't have to leave for a showing. But you should have access to the room in the event of an emergency and this would be a violation of your rights as a landlord. But again, your recourse is to evict them if they are violating the lease in yet another way..
And no, I don't see the question as having been rated yet so your rating must not have gone through..
I am going to opt out of the question and open it up to other experts as it appears there is some type of technical difficulty that is preventing you from rating my service after I have posted many responses..