Thank you all for the helpful comments on a previous post of mine regarding my renter situation. (I’ve since made that post private due to personal details I don’t want searchable.) It took a few days of processing before we decided on a course of action. I let DH handle it.
He sent the renter a text – polite, yet firm – with a move out date of June 1st. Rent and utilities are to be caught up by that date as well (currently behind nearly $2,000.) No response was received. Just as I expected.
Every time I sent a text with the months bills, the first one mysteriously never goes through, yet they receive every thing else I send. (Insert eyeroll.) DH waited 24 hours, and sent a follow up text: I need you to acknowledge that you this text and understand please.
Seconds later a response: Get what?
HA. Anyway, he resent it, it was acknowledged. They apologized profusely for being a burden, etc etc, and hope to be out May 1st. Not holding my breath. A letter has also been sent via certified mail stating the exact same thing as the text. I don’t expect it to get nasty, but we have to cover our own asses legally just in case.
So that’s the update. I feel awful about, because of who it is, but I can’t keep paying for two households on one income anymore. Unfair and overly stressful. Learn from my mistakes: never rent to friends or family! (Or be a landlord ever lol.)