My Renter passed away in January of 2019 and left her 17 year old son as the sole tennet! He had no job was still in school and was joined by a legal adult male friend to continue occupation of the house! Neither were employed and I assumed the power bill since it was winter and they were hopelessly behind payments of rent and utilities. In order to protect my plumbing I had to keep power on for the septic system and water to keep from freezing the systems!! Since he was a minor I was advised I could not just kick him out, so I agreed to let him stay until June when he would turn 18 and finish high school! In June I traveled there and asked them to vacate. I had given written notice in May. They refused and forced me to evict them! The eviction and serving of the notice cost me $1,290 The property was totally trashed! Upon completion of the eviction process, I entered the place with my Insurance representative and inspected the damages. I claimed vandalism and willful destruction! The damages were estimated at $4737.59 less depreciation and a $1,000 deductible; resulting in the amount of $2,246.58 paid to me. Furthermore; since I was unable to claim back rent until he was 18, for only the 1 month I performed repairs! I need to know where to claim these costs and reimbursments!
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The damage to my rental was a combination of vandalism and deteration, which was inspected by the insurance adjustor and I was only compensated partialy for the vandalism and theft and a portion of repair costs. How do I handle this on my Rental Income?
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