I’ve always been of the mindset that I don’t care in the least if someone pays late all the time and is constantly in eviction court, so long as they eventually get paid up and cover court costs before the balif shows up. It all ends up even in the end, and its not my job to judge.
In instances where a resident has a house that isn’t terrible though, I’m considering rethinking this. If someone is constantly behind on rent, they likely aren’t keeping their house up, and seem much more likely than the average resident to abandon a house years down the road that is a total wreck (letting roof leaks run, not take care of the furnace, etc)
The exception would be if the resident is in a 1960s-1970s home in mediocre shape, as I really don’t want that person to leave and have to deal with taking the home back and tearing it down or fixing it up.
Do any other park owners have a policy they feel strongly about on how to deal with a resident who frequently falls behind on rent and is in and out of eviction court?