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If you own a rental property, but one of your tenants destroyed it before leaving, be sure to read this article all the way through. In it, we deal with the all-too-common problem of landlords saying, “Help me! My last tenant destroyed my home in Montreal.

Do you haveDo you have a rental property? Have you had a tenant hand it over to you in less than satisfactory conditions? Here it comes! In fact, it’s an experience thatSell House fast, 60 days notice, financial recovery almost every owner has had at least once. If you looked at your property and said: “Help me! My last tenant destroyed my Montreal home! here are a few things you can do…

Is suing the tenant worth it?

You must first assess the damage and decide whether it’s worth taking the tenant to court. Most of the time, this is unfortunately not an attractive option, as it can cost you a lot of time and energy before being reimbursed by the tenant. On the other hand, if the damage is significant, you may decide to do it.

Is it worth repairing the damage?

dilapidated-houseFrom holes in the walls to missing toilets – anything you can imagine, we’ve heard it! Sometimes a little plaster and paint can solve the problem. In this case, you’ll be better off repairing everything and then renting again. Consider inconvenience and costs as part of doing business. However, if the damage is too extensive for you to handle yourself, you may want to consider these two options:

You could rent your house to a handyman 

A little-known but useful option is to find a handyman to rent out your property. In exchange for a discount on the rent (or even free accommodation), he will arrange the apartment for you so that you can rent it again. However, you’ll need to set deadlines staggered over time to avoid him staying too long, without advancing the work too much.

You could sell the property

Another option is to sell the house and go Sell House fast, 60 days notice, financial recoveryover the frustrating experience of a poorly-finished rental. However, if you’re trying to sell your home on the regular market, you may have to renovate it first before an agent will accept to advertise it. You still have the option of selling the house without posting it, to a team of homebuyers like ours. (We buy houses as they are and renovate them ourselves).

If you’d like to receive an honest cash offer for your property – no matter what condition it’s in – just contact us. We’ll send you a no-obligation quotation. We’re even willing to buy your home quickly. Click here now to fill out the form or call our office at 514-320-1000.