08 Oct [SC] My mother bought her first rental property and 4 months later had start eviction proceedings on the tenant for non-payment. The tenant must leave by Thursday. Advice on what to expect.
So as the post says my mother has had to evict her first tenant. Against good advice, she didn’t verify any income for this tenant, or ask for application info and lowered the deposit so the tenant could move in faster. We found this out after the paperwork was signed.
The tenant couldn’t make the first months rent and my mother waited 4 mos before she started to evict this person, believing that she was doing the morally right thing. As soon as the eviction proceedings started it got hostile (naturally).
The tenant has been served and must leave by Thursday. I’m worried this tenant and the 4 other people the tenant has since allowed to move in will trash the place. I’d like to go there w/ my mom on Thursday to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible.
Is this a good idea? Can this process be supervised by the Sheriff’s office since they served the eviction? I guess my question is how do I help my Mom minimize damage or pilfering of appliances. She’s already really stressed about it and my dad is being a bit of a dick.
Any helpful advice is welcome.
Edit: Yes the tenant has been served via the Sheriffs department. They have 48 hours to vacate according to the order.