I master the goods to live, so I have often been confronted with this dilemma. The problem is that there is no right answer or solution that works every time. You can read about it and get all the advice you want, but when the rubber hits the street, everything comes out the window. My advice is that in relationships with people who have empathy, you have to approach the situation and treat it with respect. Every time I log in a 5/10/30 day notification or have an unpleasant conversation like this, I turn to them as a friend and turn on the heat when the situation requires it. In this situation, I would approach them and say something to them like “Hello Mr. Smith, my name is Edward. As you probably know, I bought the building a few days ago, and I want to take some time to come by and meet you. When we accept a property in Chicago with bonds, we will always give them back to minimize liability. If that is the case and you let them know that you have an exam to $X, they will always take the meeting. If you meet them in person, you can feel the situation and judge where you are going next.
Who knows…. they may have a legitimate reason not to pay rent and to want to pay in the future (if that is the case, I will always follow standard qualification/verification procedures). If they don`t want to stay or you`re in a bad mood and you don`t want to keep them as tenants, I`ll serve you a 30-day notification (have already filled it, just in case) and you`ll explain that they have to be out at the end of the next month. I am always as nice as possible and I try to work as much as possible with the tenant (sometimes I offer them a new place where I offer to pay for a moving truck) to avoid evacuation. If you have not yet undergone evacuation, it is very long, tiring and expensive…. Especially in Chicago!!! If they don`t seem ready to leave of their own free will, I would take the money for the key route. I`ve seen people move for only $500, but it depends on the tenant`s desperation. If they don`t bite on, you can drop the hammer and serve them with 5 days.
I always look at them how the process works and remind them kindly that we make a judgment on their record (ruin their credits), top up their salaries and ruin that they are tenants` background (with an eviction on their drive). I assure them that this is the most pessimistic scenario and we absolutely want to insist that an amicable solution be found, if possible. If they are career tenants who work the system, they are not staggered. If they are honest people, they will scratch and work with you rather than against you. Standard silos require many waiting times and can take several months to a year or more. In addition, cash for keys can save a lender the cost of hiring a lawyer or paying other regulatory expenses related to a forced execution. The agreement generally defines the steps tenants must take to earn all the cash. A landlord may require tenants to clean the apartment or expressly prohibit them from taking with them items that are intended for tenants, such as equipment or landscaping.