How to sell a house in Detroit that has tenant that do not pay rent because the house need a new roof? why no one buying my house?

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  • 3 years ago

    if it needs a new roof, put on a new roof.

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  • 3 years ago

    If your tenant is not paying, you should issue a signed notice that this tenant should pay the rent or quit (move). If the tenant fail to pay the rent current or move you would be required to file for a legal eviction through the court system

    Not having a new roof is no reason for your tenant not to pay rent. You are being played and being played big time.

    You should have long ago issued this tenant a written notice to pay rent or quit.

    A judge would sign a legal eviction notice for your tenant to leave the rental unit based on the eviction laws of your state.

    It might be to your advantage to give your tenant a written notice to move immediately. If a legal eviction is required you would be ahead of the game. The house would be vacant prior to the close of the sale transaction

    Once the tenant is no longer residing in the rental unit you are able to take this tenant to small claims court to sue for any back rent and late penalties for not paying the rent on time to include any damage to the rental not covered by the deposit.

    You are able to place the house up for sale. In using a real estate agent, you would want to make sure the tenant is introduced to your real estate agent so they would be able to make arrangements for potential buyers to be able to see the property.

    Having tenants in the house might be a problem with showing the house, the condition of the house, and the negative comments made by your tenant toward any potential buyer, however your tenant is not able to prevent you from offering your house for sale.

    Getting rid of your non rent paying tenant is paramount. Take the necessary action to get rid of this tenant. You would be in a better position to show the house for sale. This tenant would impede any potential buyer with negative comments.

    I hope this has been of some benefit to you, good luck.

    "FIGHT ON"

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  • Jack
    Lv 6
    3 years ago

    In the end, there is really only ONE reason a property doesn't sell. It's priced wrong (too high).

    ANYTHING will sell if it's priced accordingly.

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  • tro
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    give the non paying tenant notice to vacate, if needed you may have to go to court and the court will set a date that a sheriff will change the locks and put them out

    as for the roof, if you can't fix it enough so it doesn't leak and can't afford to put a new roof on, come down on your price

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  • 3 years ago

    No one is buying the house because it needs an new roof and has a tenant. Kick the tenant out, fix the roof. Or sue them for the unpaid rent.

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  • Judy
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    How much is your house worth? How much would a new roof cost?

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    So give the tenant written legal notice and if they do not leave take them to court to get a court ordered eviction, then get your roof fixed and the property ready for sale, then put it on the market

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  • D J
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    First, evict the tenants, then make repairs on the house or sell as is at a low price.

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  • Stan
    Lv 6
    3 years ago

    Let me ask you this, if they were paying the rent, would still sell? Just send a 30 day notice to pay or the sheriff will be out there to have them evicted free of charge

    Source(s): Retired bill collector 35 years
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  • 3 years ago

    Why the hell do you think no one's buying your house, asshole? You have a busted roof and a delinquent tenant. It's not rocket science.

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