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She did not come to court. SHe called and said “she was in the hospital”. SHe was always either attending a funeral or in the hospital. SHe was evicted. I sent a copy of the court ruling to housing and a certified letter to her with the court determination and a copy of the invoice. I sent certified return receipt requested. I got the green card back but it was blank. I also sent as attachment to her email.
To date, have not heard from her. Should I file in small claims court? Probably would not receive any compensation but it would go on her record.
I appreciate very much your advice and guidance in this case.
Follow-up: I sent a certified letter to the tenant and a copy to housing a letter of denial of deposit. I also included an itemized list. I also had pictures. SHe even took the brand new fire extinguisher! SHe moved out on April 13th. To this date, she has not returned the keys nor did she leave a forwarding address. Court is on thursday. I made a copy of the letter and will give to her in court. The court document says eviction.
I hope thursday is the end of this saga.
The tenant has moved. We have court on April 26th. I am preparing my accounting and doing a letter of denial of deposit and the accounting list , each itemized. I will bring to court with me. The tenant has not returned the keys and will not until I return the deposit. The letter for denial of deposit and the itemized list will be sent to housing for the record. I have kept housing in the loop and they have copies of all documents.
I am curious as to what will happen in court as she has moved. SHe said she would see me in court. I have also made copies of the rules and regs on louisiana deposits.
I have documents showing that she receives medicaid in Texas under one name and in Louisiana under another name. I made copies. I think I should give to the judge to review and question.
She was suppose to be gone today at 5:00 PM. I called the judge’s office and was told she did not have to leave today that she had filed motion of continuance with the reason being that the house had to be inspected before she moved in. They had set the court date for math 14th. I asked if they could get another court date, so we cwould not be out another month’s rent! It it set for April 26th.
THis is something. the judge is giving her every break he can. While we are out the rent.
The tenant is brillant at working the system.
The case was dismissed. The judge asked her if she had a house to go to. SHe is to be moved by Friday, April 13th. She is back into a housing unit.
The judge gave her until Friday, April 13th to move. SHe texted me that she was not going to return the keys until I gave her the deposit back. She said the judge dismissed the case but gave her until friday. I did make it very clear that the house past inspection in November prior to her moving in Dec. 2017. She also says she is not going to return the keys until I give her the deposit back. I have 30 days to send the accounting to her and to housing. SHe oves over $3000.00 in rent, late fees, other bills, etc. We need to inspect the house after she has vacated the house.
I feel like calling the judge and telling him of her past history of non-payments of rents and 2 other evictions on the same grounds. I have not gotten the written judgement yet. I doubt seriously she will move on friday.
She has no visible means of “green money’ income.
I did send her the housing rules and regulations on deposit return and the conditions. SHe does not meet any of them.
Question: When I do the accounting on the damages, costs, etc. unpaid rent, etc. You said, send to HUD, is this east baton rouge parish housing authority? I will send a copy to her, housing and keep a copy. I doubt she will leave a forwarding address. I don’t know. Should I send to the present address? or should i bring her copy to housing and let them give it to her?
SHe is to be moved out on friday, April 13th. I do not intend to contact her before that date. I can check the house when I get off work on friday afternoon. I do have a key.
question: I have the state of texas medicaid forms with one of her other names. SHe is in texas system under 1 name and louisiana under another name. Should I send these forms or at least the numbers, so they can be checked? I wonder if they will do anything about it. Somehow I doubt it.
In court today, she also has several money order checks that she said she gave to me or let me know about. This isn’t true at all. I only saw 1 money order but did not accept, as it was less than a partial payment and I didn’t want to kill off my eviction notice.
Also, on the monies owed. Should I go ahead a file in small claims court? I probably won’t get anything but again, it is the principle of the events. Again, this lady is a “pro” at working the system. I wish I could have told the judge about her “claims” to working at the courts houses in texas and baton rouge. She has done nothing but told one lie after another.
The systems need to “catch up with her” in more ways than one. I thought I was smart, but she is brillant at working, lying in the system and getting away with it.
Court today> She got evicted and has to be out by this coming friday. this is good. I will do the invoice of past rents owed, and accounting of repairs, etc. When I get the judge’s ruling, i will also send a copy to Housing. I have kept housing informed on all of the proceedings. She has a house to go to! I have text message from her that she wants her deposit when she returns the keys. SHe is not giving me the keys until she gets her deposit. We change the locks anyway.
Right now she owes a little over $3000.00, in past due rent, late fees, entergy and water bill.
We have court on Monday. I got a text from her that she would return the keys when I gave her the deposit back!
Now, this is a trip!
Folow-up on this “saga”. We called housing and she has gotten a new house in the parish. I did put up a 24 hour notice to enter the dwelling. I did take pictures. On the housing report that we “failed” the inspection. It stated that the kitchen and closet doors needed to be reinstalled as they were down. To my amazement the kitchen doors were back on tracks! I checked in the bedrooms and the closet doors were up on their tracks! I kept quiet. As the house passed Nov. 2017 inspection and then she move in Dec. 1st, 2017 all was good. HOuse went down the drain between Dec. 1st 2017 and Jan. 27, 2018. The question is: All doors were down for the inspection and then yesterday they were all “up and working”! What is one to assume? Were they forced off the tracks for the inspection and then reinstalled? I don’t know. The complete interior had been repainted. SHe used small tacs and small nails to put up more pictures, signs, etc. I took pictures of these. SHe is suppose to move on Friday, April 6th. I do not know where she is moving. I have not been called by the “new victim landlord”. The total rent that is due is $1,427.71 (this is rent and late fees). Then she had outstanding entergy and water bills. SHe also told me yesterday that she was going to the court hearing on the 9th and that she had pictures. I do hope the judge will let me say something for a change. That “we” are her 3rd landlord victim and her 3rd eviction, one in texas and one in new orleans. Yesterday, there was little or no furniture in the house, no beds, no living room furniture, etc. so, not sure what is happening. I also have the bills for the november paint, labor, etc. The electrical outlet behind the refrigerator had been broken. All outlets were good and passed inspection in NOvember. I have kept housing on the radar for t his tenant. When she vacates, I will do the repairs report, rents due, etc. and take from her
deposit. I will also send the accounting to housing and to her, if she leaves a forwarding address.
I would like to file against her in small claims. It will probably be a waste of money. I admire this lady as she is simply brillant at working the housing group and the government for vouchers, phones, health insc. etc. SHe also stated that she “has a heart problem”. This seems to act up if you ask her about any payments!
So she has sporadic heart problems. I have no idea what her income is or where it comes from, other than government assistance. The system has not checked on her in Texas or Louisiana or cross-referenced her. They might get a surprise.
I will keep you posted on the outcome. WIthout housing in the picture is should be just an “eviction”.
I posted another NOTICE To VACATE in large Letters and the 5-day notice to vacate on the door, with the amounts due in rent and late fees, etc. It was for all to see. I also put a letter to her stating that she is not on the housing lease rules and regulations and was only on our lease. We do not have to give her 24 hour notice to inspect or enter, we have the right of access in our lease. I also gave her a copy of this part of the lease and the evictions statements. She does have the full lease, but I wanted to make sure she knew this. I have plenty of pictures before she moved in. I am anxious to see what the house looks like now. When I saw her on thursday, she stated that “she could not talk to me as she had just come from the doctor and she was a heart patient and in danger of a stroke. at 36 years of age, she has “more ails than you can imagine”, however I think it is more “chinese arthritis” which is lead in the rear, work-a-phobia that is afraid of working. She has no visible income other than the goverment assistance, etc., does not work at all, no car, etc. She did have a truck but not sure where it is now. She can afford the “beyounce long curly wigs, and many dred locks wigs and nails about inch and a half long. None of this is cheap. So, now the 5 days started on Friday. So monday of the coming week, and friday,will end the 5 days. I seriously doubt that she will be out. At LSU and Southern in the apartment complexes, if the rent is not paid the managers put lock boxes on the apartments and put the stuff on the street. Needless to say they change the locks.
Her past landlords say that she should be stopped, but I am not sure how. She has several different last names, which tells me she is in the “system” under different names and maybe more than one social security number. I seriously doubt that the “states” cross-reference people as they move from state to state and get “major funding”. I strongly believe that states should cross-reference, instead of opening the door for more abuse and getting no history on the “clients”.
She still does have housing privileges. I am not sure what they are doing and she is suppose to be looking for a house. I hope she is out by the end of march. I do not want to wait until court on April 9th. Now we have just a “simple eviction” and no longer on housing rules. I have receipts of all expenses and pictures. I will send the information to her and to the case worker at housing when she has vacated the house.
This lady needs some serious psychiatric help. SHe is brilliant in working the system. She gets food, phones, wigs, nails, schooling for kids, health insc. medicines all for “free”.
While most people are out working their butts off to stay afloat. She has no pride in herself.
I will keep you informed on all. Housing sent us a letter that they terminated the house on March 9th as is failed inspection. We do have the court date of April 9th. However, in the meantime, I am issuing another notice to vacate within 5 days. I have put the reasons , as the no rent payment for Jan. , Feb. and Now March.
Plus the late fees. Then the non-payment of the entergy and water bill. I have pro-rated the rent for march. Hosing is not paying this at all. She is responsible for the entire amount $916.00.
I do have pictures of the house before she moved in. It also passed inspection. When she vacates and we start the repairs, i will do the list of repairs, etc. and why we are not refunding the deposit. I have given housing all documents that I have posted and the court documents, so they are well aware of the entire “episode”. i have printed the notes you sent on the itemized list of costs, etc. and will do this.
I appreciate the guidance.
I don’t know if the tenant will be in court on April 9th or not. I did receive the housing report. It says the kitchen and closet doors were down. These were put with all new hardware and worked perfectly. She either took them off the tracks or a small child that was there played on them. Said, electrical outlets were off or broken,
(the house passed inspection in december, so who took the electrical plates off or broke them? Said needed a new AC filter, we just put the 6 month filter in , December 1, 2017. Said walls needed painting, all were painted prior to her moving in. Now that the inspection is over, i hope she does not do any more damages than are already there. I will take pictures when they let me know she has moved and compare with the ones I took when the house was finished in December.
I hope the judge gives me a chance to say, that she had not paid the rent, nor the entergy and water bills. I don’t know if he will, but if he does not , I am going to ask him if I can explain the situation. I hope she is moved by housing by that time. I have asked housing to let me know when she is moved.
I just found the BR City COurt document, it says I have court on April 9th at 10:00 AM. It also says that if I fail to appear a bench warrant will be issued for my arrest. So I guess I have to go. I sure don’t want to be arrested. Now, I wonder if she is going to show up?
that’s the question?
I will go and bring my documents, if she is moved, i wonder if she will show up. I guess she got a copy of this document, she left out fast.
ANy suggestions on what I should do?