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Tenants Sleeping in Units

  • 1.  Tenants Sleeping in Units

    Posted 25 days ago
    Edited by Kristy Breaux 25 days ago
    Are you seeing a rise in tenants sleeping in units? From an operations standpoint, what is your process for handling this type of situation? We're hearing that it is difficult or nearly impossible to evict tenants right now, so what alternative methods do you use?

    Kristy Breaux
    Deputy Executive Director
    Texas Self Storage Association

  • 2.  RE: Tenants Sleeping in Units

    Posted 25 days ago
    I assume you are using the TSSA Lease and if so it states there is no sleeping in the units. Give warning of eviction if they are caught and remind them they signed a legal and binding agreement to NOT sleep in units.

    Gerry Lewis
    Noah's Ark Self Storage
    Buda TX

  • 3.  RE: Tenants Sleeping in Units

    Posted 24 days ago
    Yes, we have seen an increase in Tarrant county with tenants living in units since September.

    Most of them move out when we give them the notice to vacate.  We have had a handful of tenants tell us they know the system and we have to evict them. But we have been having issues with the eviction process because the address the tenant provided when they moved in is not valid, and the court refuses to hear the case because they can't serve them.  We have even tried calling when the tenant was on the property to get them to come to serve them and the response we receive is "we are not at your beck incall" 

    We are considering allowing them to continue to pay rent and stay current and send them a 30 day rent increase notice to motivate them to leave.

    Sarah Cole
    Exec Admin Asst/Audit Coordinator/Marketing
    Oakcrest Management, Inc.
    Burleson TX
    (817) 426-5996