Nobody in Miami ever wants to evict a tenant, but every landlord has to do it at some point or another. For whatever reason, you have decided to get rid of them. Now what do you do? Besides have the unit cleaned and listed for someone else to rent. What if your other tenants start to worry that they will be evicted if they break a single rule or do anything to displease you? It’s not likely to happen after one eviction, but get a few more under your belt and it becomes something of real concern.
What you need to remember about tenant eviction is that every landlord does it and most of them are still able to rent to other tenants without much issue. If you have ever had a specifically messy eviction, you probably felt terrible afterwards. Your other Miami tenants probably also started acing differently. Maybe some of them even moved out, because that was better than living with what they thought was a tyrant of a landlord or risking eviction.
Arrange a Get Together
When your tenants do start to see you differently, you will want to consider how important your image is in your relationship with them. You could make an effort to be seen around the complex more often, or maybe arrange a get together so that your tenants can see that they don’t have to fear eviction and life on the streets in Miami. While you shouldn’t share specifics of why the other tenant was evicted, you can always give other tenants some gentle reminders of the policies that have been outlined in their lease. It might take some effort on your part, but it will make a difference in your relationship with your tenants.
Do the Right Thing
Whatever you do, don’t back down from your policies as a Miami landlord when you have had to evict a tenant or two. Too many landlords have made this mistake and ended up with a complex full of tenants who are violating every part of their lease. You want your tenants to like, or at least respect you, but you don’t want them to walk all over you. You evicted the other tenant for a reason, and that’s what makes you a good landlord.
Nobody likes evicting tenants, especially when the housing market is so volatile, but do it right and your reputation will remain untarnished. Everyone does it, and everyone moves on, because everyone needs a place to live.