Drug users scaring off other tenants. What should I do?

Had a couple tenants now tell me their neighbors are using or dealing. For dealing, obviously I am having police drive through for a couple months now (nothing yet). One is afraid for their safety.

But as for drug users scaring off my high-quality tenants (park is seen as going downhill), what should I do?

Legally, I understand I can probably evict, however there is nothing in current contract about drugs, so most likely answer in my mind is to not renew these people’s contracts, which will force them to sell their home I suppose.

Ideas?

If you want to change the direction of the reputation they got to go. I had a meth issue about 4 yrs ago. Usually relatives of my screened residents slip in and the lowlifes follow. Get an attorney on the Notices quick. If you’re a day off on the Notices judge will let them stay. Dont delay and hope it will go away. Any unapproved guest must go also unless backgound checked.

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Add a rule about drug use and distribute the new set of rules to your tenants and post them at your office. You probably have a 30 wait period before the rules take effect. It’s tough to prove that people are using. Your best bet is to not renew their lease.

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I had this problem years ago. I evicted the dealer and he took his trailer out and then moved in with his girlfriend who also lived in the park. I evicted her and he would then come into the park nearly day and lay on a relatives lawn, selling drugs to people who would drive through the park. Contacted the Police, who told me I needed to evict everyone in the park who he was related to or visited. He had 6 different Mobiles where relatives lived plus friends. I offered the Police buildings where they could set up camera/s and film the drug deals, the police basically wanted nothing to do with it. I almost came to blows with the guy more than once, kicking him out of the Park, but he would soon return. Finally he died, and all his relatives in the Park took up a collection and flew his body back to Mexico. I ended up evicting 6 trailers to get rid of the drug problems, And those spaces sat empty for several years because our rejection rate went up to about 95% to keep the Park safe and clean. It finally is once again full but no matter how good we screen, we always get one tenant who is obnoxious. I keep my rents low and try to appeal to the elderly on fixed incomes and families with good work histories. Singles have been bad news for me. My Park is paid for, bought it in 1978, so I can afford low rents in exchange for good people.

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Lawyer up before you file anything or serve any notices. In my jurisdiction you can’t just evict someone because someone else says they are committing a crime.

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You can end the tenancy with residents!

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