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How to deal with a tenant who is a hoarder
How to deal with a tenant who is a hoarder

Question: I have a tenant who has been occupying one of my apartments for about seven years now. The tenant always pays the rent on time and I have not had any complaints until recently. Last month, a neighbor informed me that the tenant appears to be a hoarder. When I went to visit my tenant at the apartment, I was shocked to see that I could barely step inside. There were boxes stacked to the ceilings, what appeared to be trash strewn all over the interior, blocked doorways and a generally disgusting atmosphere. What can I do? Answer: An apartment in the condition you describe is likely the result of hoarding, a serious mental illness related to obsessive compulsive disorder. A tenant...

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