Dealing effectively with a problematic tenant is difficult for landlords at the best of times. However, when a tenant owes back rent (and/or other fees and penalties) to the point that eviction occurs–or is about to occur–difficulties for landlords inevitably multiply. The simple fact is that laws in many states protect bad tenants and punish good landlords, making it extremely difficult for landlords to secure speedy evictions that are entirely justified given tenants’ inability or unwillingness to pay back rent. And even when judgments favoring landlords are issued by a court (which in many states occurs automatically following an eviction), landlords are often unable to collect these judgments. They system assumes the best of all tenants and the worst of all landlords, and this creates a dynamic in which responsible landlords are often left without the tools they need to recover the funds they’re owed.
SFS levels the playing field. Collecting on behalf of landlords is something of a specialty for SFS. Debts and judgments associated with tenant-landlord disputes have been at the core of SFS from the start, and over the past decade we’ve refined our approach to the point that we regularly secure large judgments for landlords. SFS agents understand the legal intricacies of court-issued judgments, which most former tenants, to their great detriment, rarely bother to master. SFS is also intimately familiar with the court system and how to leverage it on landlords’ behalf. At the same time, SFS’ cutting-edge software and analytics-based approach free up the manpower necessary to tackle the truly hard cases–those tenants determined to evade their financial responsibilities. SFS’ electronic skip tracing capabilities are second-to-none. We find those tenants who simply don’t want to be found.
SFS is persistent is persistent with debtors–but always fair. We comply fully with all state and federal laws. And our fees are extremely reasonable, representing on a small portion of the total amount recovered. Let SFS handle the hardest part of an eviction-related judgment: collecting what you’re owed–in full!