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There are four Common Reasons you can Legally Evict a Tenant
- Tenant Does NOT Pay Rent
If your tenant signed a lease or verbally agreed to pay you rent and they fail to do so you can legally evict them.
If your tenant is late on rent you should send them a Late Rent Notice and retain a copy for yourself. This way, should your case end up in court, you have a paper trail that proves you’ve given the tenant proper legal notice.
If your tenant pays you directly rather than depositing money in your bank, you should always give your tenant a signed Receipt. This way, should your case end up in court, you can accurately prove how much rent and late charges the tenant legally owes you.
- Tenant Violates Lease
A signed lease is a legal contract between landlord and tenant that spells out in writing the terms and conditions of tenancy. If tenant does NOT abide by these agreed upon rules, you can legally evict them.
For Example, if your lease has a “No Pets” clause and you discover that your tenant has a cat or dog, you can legally evict them.
Another Example: your lease has a no “subletting” clause and you find out your tenant has moved other tenants into your rental
Landlords that do not use leases are at a great disadvantage because violations of verbal rental agreements are really hard to prove in court.
As a landlord you should always use a lease and retain an original signed copy. This way, should your case end up in court; you have a written document that proves the tenant has violated the terms and conditions of tenancy.
- Tenant Damages Property
You have a legal right to evict destructive tenants.
If your tenant causes damage to your unit, such as holes in the walls or broken doors and windows you should protect your asset and commence eviction proceedings immediately.
As a landlord you should make sure you have proper insurance coverage in place prior to renting. You should have at a minimum a DP-1 Non-Owner Occupied Landlord Policy, so if tenant causes extensive damage (over 5,000) you can hire a public adjuster and file an insurance claim, under the covered peril of vandalism.
- Tenant Uses Property illegally
If your tenant uses your property for illegal purposes such as selling drugs or prostitution you have a legal and moral right to evict them. You should do this immediately because in some states law enforcement have the right to seize your property if it is being used to conduct illegal activities.
There are Two Types of Evictions
- Nonpayment Eviction: “Pay You Stay”
Landlord suing for back rent.
After you commence this eviction you should NOT accept any partial payments from tenant otherwise the judge may force you to restart process with new rent owed figures.
When You Win: Judge will grant a Judgment of Possession & Warrant of Eviction, as well as money judgment.
This type of eviction is best used by landlords who use signed leases that can accurately prove how much rent and late charges the tenant legally owes.
- Holdover Eviction: “Get Out!”
Landlord suing for possession NOT money.
When You Win: Judge will grant a Judgment of Possession & Warrant of Eviction.
This type of eviction is best used by landlords who do not use signed leases and cannot accurately prove how much rent and late charges the tenant legally owes.
There are Two Ways to Evict
- Pro Se: A landlord files all eviction paperwork and is self-represented in landlord tenant court. Landlords that own their holdings in a corporate entity should be aware that in some states judges require that corporations MUST be represented by legal counsel and Pro Se Representation is not an option. Also, if your rental is being managed by a professional property manager self-representation is usually not allowed in landlord tenant court.
- Hire Attorney: A landlord retains a lawyer who files all eviction paperwork and represents them in landlord tenant court. The attorney is responsible for hiring a process server and filling out & filing Nonpayment and or Holdover petition and rent demand notice and attending all court appearances.
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The broker and agents at Regal King Realty are not attorneys at law dispensing any legal advice. Any reader on this web site should not interpret any of the information presented as legal advice. If you need legal advice you should consult with an attorney at law.