Q: Can I hire someone to be my tenants new point person? I'm the landlord, but find them infuriating to deal with.
I'm a landlord for 1 unit in Hollywood, CA. My tenant is on a month to month lease which was originally a year lease that expired.. Although he pays his rent, I believe him to be irrational and very difficult to communicate with. He gives me a problem about everything. I have been unsuccessful communicating with him (and his father who is on the lease, but doesn't live in the unit) regarding setting up inspections, repairs etc. I'm wondering if I can legally hire someone to be their new point person even though I'm on the lease, they pay rent to me and I've dealt w them since he moved in. The representative would send typical communications and be the new point person... I don't have time to deal with them anymore and I just want to hire someone to be their point person.. Can I tell them not to contact me anymore and to from now on go through the new point person for questions, repairs etc?
A: You could hire someone as a property manager; this is a common practice with rental properties. Once the tenants are properly notified, the manager may step in and handle the situation.
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