Evictions are something we absolutely hate to do, and it’s often the worst part of property management. It can be traumatic to both the tenant and to the owner, but sometimes it has to be done. One of the reasons owners hire us to manage their properties is to make decisions like this for them without letting emotions get in the way. When we handle evictions, we manage them efficiently and quickly.

Reasons for EvictionReasons for Eviction

The majority of the time, evictions are due to tenants not paying rent. Landlords can also evict when tenants aren’t taking care of the property or complying with the lease. But the vast majority of the time, the reason for filing for an eviction is for nonpayment of rent.

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In Indiana, eviction is a pretty smooth process. We have an attorney handle everything, which is legally required. We are not allowed to do it ourselves.

Tenants know that rent is due on the first of the month. The tenant has a couple days to pay the rent without any kind of late fees; this is our grace period. If it comes to the first Friday after the 15th of the month, if the tenant has any kind of balance of more than $150, at that point, we will file for eviction. So, somewhere between the 15th and the 20th of the month is when evictions will get filed from our office.

We would let the tenant go no more than 3 weeks without paying rent before the eviction would be filed.

Indiana Eviction ProcessIndiana Eviction Process

Next, the attorney files the eviction at the courthouse to get a hearing date. That hearing date is called the VCIP date, which stands for the Verification Claim for Immediate Possession. It’s typically scheduled within a couple weeks of filing. When you go to court, the judge is going to ask the tenant if they are in agreement that they do indeed owe rent. When they agree, the judge is going to ask if they would like all 10 days to get out of the property or if they can get out immediately.

In the worst case scenario, the judge is going to give the tenant an additional 10 days to vacate the property. Once the 10 days has come and gone, if the tenant is still not out of the property, a sheriff will meet us at the property to do a lockout to get the tenant out.

From start to finish, there are about three weeks before the eviction is actually filed to about two weeks in court and then possibly two more weeks to remove the tenant. This equals around a 30-day process. We typically do not make any kind of payment arrangements with the tenant along the way.

Our landlord rescue program helps landlords remove bad tenants. Clients working with us can take advantage of our premium management plan, where we offer eviction protection.

If you have any questions about evictions, please do not hesitate to contact us at CRM Properties.

Bethan Johnson

Turn Coordinator

Bethan is a Property Manager Assistant. She performs all property inspection and evaluations, creates tenant invoices and oversees disposition of security deposits.

Why choose CRM Properties?

We have the best selection of homes in the Kokomo area. Our staff’s dedication to customer service leads to a swift response to maintenance and tenant questions.

 

What is your screening process?

We verify income with copies of pay stubs and verification from your employer. We check court records for any judgments and criminal activity. We also contact your previous landlords directly for a referral. We will verify that the person we call is actually your landlord.

 

Are pets allowed?

Most homes allow pets. We do have breed and size restrictions. We limit the number of allowed pets and you must provide proof of vaccinations on all pets. We charge an additional $25 per month and $150 additional deposit.

 

How much is the damage deposit?

The damage deposit is equal to one month’s rent. An additional $150 is required for all pets.

 

How long of a lease must I sign?

Our leases are typically one year. During winter months we structure our leases to expire during the spring.

 

How do I pay my rent?

You can pay rent in person with a personal check, cashier’s check or money order. You may set up an e-payment or direct deposit. You may also mail your rent or use our dropbox.

 

What happens if I can’t pay my rent on time?

We do not make arrangements on rent. Rent is due on the 1st of each month. Late fees start on the 5th. If we do not receive rent by the 15th we file an eviction. You may stop the eviction if you pay rent in full prior to the eviction date.

 

How are utilities handled?

Utilities are typically the tenant’s responsibility. Utilities must be transferred into the tenants name prior to signing the lease. If the tenant is responsible for the sanitation bill and fails to pay it, we reserve the right to increase the monthly rent and include sanitation in the rent.

 

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Amanda Mendenhall

Leasing Agent

Amanda is our Leasing Agent. She oversees property showings and screens applicants.

Bethany Shoffner

Portfolio Manager

Bethany is one of our Property Managers. She is the single point of contact for owners and oversees the tenant experience.

Hannah Dobbins

Resident Service Coordinator

Julie Mullinax

Operations Manager

Julie is our Operations Manager. She oversees the staff and the day to day operations of our company.

Heather Johnson

Property Manager

Heather is one of our Property Managers. She is the single point of contact for owners and oversees the tenant experience

Jennifer Koenig

Resident Services Coordinator

Jennifer is our Office Assistant. She assists the Property Managers with all property and social media marketing.

Amanda Marshall

Maintenance Coordinator

Theresa Cain-Rush

Property Management Assistant

Darin Olson

Maintenance Manager

Darin is our Maintenance Manager. He investigates maintenance issues and offers suggestions and estimates for repairs.

Lynda Simpson

Bookkeeper

Lynda is our Bookkeeper. She handles all accounts payable and receivables. She also coordinates all owner and tenant billing.

Chris Mullinax

Broker Owner & New Business Development

As President and Owner of CRM Properties Chris helps generate new business and works on making sure the business is compliant with all local, state and national laws and ordinances.

Call us at (765) 459-8034 during business hours.

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