Should You Try to Seek Help from a Mediator in the Case of Conflict?
If your settlement efforts are unsuccessful, you may wish to try bringing in a neutral third party to mediate. The mediator does not have the authority to impose a decision, but merely to help both sides work out an acceptable solution for everyone.
Mediation can make good sense, especially if any of the following are true:
You’ve had otherwise positive experiences with the tenant.
The tenant agrees to apportion the mediation costs (if any).
The tenant wants to avoid eviction and the expense and delay of litigation.
The tenant is up to date on rent (or has cooperated by putting the rent money into some type of escrow account).
- Should You Try to Negotiate a Settlement in Case of Conflict with a Tenant?
- Should You Try to Make it Easy for the Tenant to Leave Voluntarily?
- Should You Send a Warning Notice in Case of a Problematic Tenant?
- Should You Try Arbitration in the Case of Conflict?
- Should You Represent Yourself in Small Claims Court?