Originally Posted by James81
Except they show that you have zero idea on how to deal with people. You kill a lot more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. You don't threaten somebody with a bankruptcy unless you are seriously considering it because, well, if they call your bluff then you'll look like an idiot..
I'm sick of people not bothering to read what I actually wrote. This is not an empty threat. It is what you do immediately before (and as a possible alternative to) filing. You should have bankruptcy paperwork in hand at the meeting, along with an explanation of the tenet's rights in bankruptcy (which the landlord may be unaware of).
The last one of these I saw, in a good rental market, cost the landlord 7 months of rent, none of which was recovered. The bankruptcy courts are now MUCH more jammed than they were then. The tenant in these situations has a very real and very big threat.
Never make an empty threat.