GUIDING LANDLORDS THROUGH THE EVICTION PROCESS
The eviction process starts by providing a tenant with a written notice. The next step varies based on what the violation is and whether the lease has ended, but a court date usually comes next. The landlord and tenant must appear before a judge who will decide if the tenant should be evicted. There are restrictions on what a landlord is allowed to do while waiting for the court date. If you fail to follow the guidelines, the court will find in favor of the tenant and you will have to start the eviction process over again.
At Golden Law, PC, we understand the nuances of landlord-tenant laws. We have a long history of successfully guiding landlords through the eviction process. Once you serve your tenant notice, we will advise you to make sure you are compliant with all legal requirements moving forward.
REASONS A TENANT MIGHT BE EVICTED
Anytime a tenant violates the terms of a lease or rental agreement, the landlord has the right to start the eviction process. While every lease and rental agreement is unique, there are a few common reasons tenants are evicted:
- Failure to pay rent
- Vandalizing or otherwise damaging the property
- Criminal or drug activity
- Violating pet restrictions
- Violating restrictions on roommates
- Refusing to leave at the end of the lease
The eviction process varies depending on the violation committed by the tenant. In most cases, landlords must either file an eviction action or request possession of the property.
DO NOT WAIT TO START THE EVICTION PROCESS
Eviction laws are designed to give the tenant time to resolve the situation that led to the eviction proceeding. Ideally, we will be able to work together and find a way to resolve the dispute and avoid an actual eviction. However, in the event that a resolution is not possible, an eviction notice motivates the tenant to act more quickly to resolve your dispute.