Property Management Boise, ID : How to Deal with Domestic Violence


A good landlord can prevent many problems from occurring in the first place. Unfortunately, domestic violence is a problem that many landlords will regretfully have to handle sooner or later. Knowing what to do in these situations can save you thousands of dollars in legal costs and nonpayment of rent. Here is some helpful information regarding domestic violence from property management Boise.


In Idaho, unlike in other states, there is no specific law that requires a landlord to grant early termination of a lease to tenants victimized by domestic violence, nor is there a specific law prohibiting a landlord from including a "no domestic violence" provision in a lease. This means that if you do have such a provision in your lease, you can legally evict a victim of domestic violence.


In this situation, there are some tough choices to be made. On one hand, any violence on your property increases the chances of damages to the property or to other tenants, and you may be liable for failing to maintain a safe property. On the other hand, if you evict a tenant or let the tenant leave early, you will have to find another tenant to occupy the unit. Such a search can be costly.


Boise property management companies think that letting a tenant go is usually better for your bottom line. Although you will have some lost rent, this loss will probably be dwarfed by the damages caused by domestic violence, and prospective tenants will not want to live in a dangerous environment.


If you have any other questions about how to deal with domestic violence among your tenants, please call or write property management Boise, ID today.