My question involves an eviction in the state of: Kentucky
I own a duplex, one tenant I didn't renew her lease due to being late every month with the rent. I would text her about late rent payment. She would respond with a date she can pay, on that day I would text if it was sent. She would then give me a story why she couldn't pay. This was every month. Then the month before she was to vacate, her employer wrote me a bad check. During this we would have conversations on the rent, never once did I threaten anything but eviction w/ small claims to collect. And because I would text and ask for rent, call her out on her reasons why she couldn't pay, she says I'm harassing her. She left the apt w/ 5 huge holes in the walls, broken doors, damaged the disconnect for the AC.
The aboves neighbor in Feb or Mar informed me she was buying a house and would be out at the end of her lease in April. I was OK with that but April turned into May, May to June, June to July 24. I never had a problem with her paying her rent until April. She paid April's rent in May and I was willing to work with her because she always paid. She accrued late fees for April. That was the last rent check I seen. Because she kept telling me when she was going to be out I kept putting off eviction but the fees kept accruing. I finally took her to small claims and was awarded what I was suing for. I filed a wage garnishment and received the news the day she was finally moving out. But during these months we text back and forth with conversation like when am I getting rent nearly everyday. She got mad a said I was harassing her. Again the only thing I threatened was eviction and small claims. THOUGHTS?