Q: Should we pursuit abandonment or Summary Process if utilities are turned off and Section 8 is not paying as of 09/30/19?
Original Section 8 tenant died and son moved in to take care of kids. He was supposed to sign up with Sect 8 did not complete process. He moved and took kids with him a couple months now. No notice to owner. No response to Sect 8 letters. Electric and gas are off. Sect 8 made last payment for September so the 2 months non-payment requirement is not met. Owner did give 30 day notice of non-renewal and request to vacate unit by 09/30/19. If you have to wait 2 months for non-payment it would seem better to evict now. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
A: If the owner/ or last tenant has vacated and taken all of their things and given notice of their leaving, you should be ok to move forward with renting the unit. However, you would be well advised to contact a landlord/ tenant attorney for further elucidation and information. Please feel free to contact our office for any further information.
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