Advice: Issue with tenants
The previous owner asked if they can continue staying, I didn’t think much of it and it will help me pay my mortgage, so I said sure.
Now there is someone else staying at the place, and they paid first and last months rent, they replaced some on Jan.
This new person is said my unit is not up to the code and it’s illegal, I didn’t know about all this and did some research.
So I asked the person to leave and I would give their rent back so I can find a contractor to do the needed to make it legal. They are refusing to leave and told me they will only pay 1/4 of the rent going forward or they will contact the city and report me, and that I’ll be fined 25k.
I’m already in a financial hardship due to pandemic, I’m worried that I’ll be fined now. Need some advise on how to deal with this