Tenant served notice may not vacate timely
September 10, 2012 7:26 PM Subscribe
You are not my lawyer. This is not legal advice. But what will I likely have to do next?
posted by knock my smock and i'll clean your clock to Law & Government (20 answers total)
This is in Louisiana, a state that is generally not friendly to tenants.
I sold the property I live in. (I am not the owner but have power of attorney.) I gave my tenant 30 days' notice to vacate on August 7. I left a notarized note in his mailbox, along with another copy. (Couldn't effectively post to the door, so went with the mailbox.) I also notified him by voicemail and spoke with him. Last week, post-hurricane, I told him he could have an extra few days but needs to be out by this Friday morning.
Tenant is now saying he will "do what he can" but "isn't sure he can be out by then." Buyer is not going to extend or leaseback, period. What is my next step here? (Yes, I am talking to folks in the A.M. but would just like a little more info now.) Do I just file in court this week? Is that the next step?