Your tenant is not paying the rent and you need to evict them but you don’t know how the process works.
Tenant evictions can be very tricky and sometimes landlords may find themselves with a tenant overstaying their welcome even while they are not paying rent. Tenants can take advantage of the paper work and the system, so look out for pitfalls.
Tenant defaults on rent or another aspect of the leaseThe simplest way to view an eviction is to describe the process step by step:
I have often had to stand in for landlords at eviction hearings as I may be their property managers and I have seen all the excuses in the book for not paying rent. “My landlord is not fixing XYZ!” or “I sent the check they just didn’t receive it” or Sometimes an outright appeal to the court for sympathy as in the case of someone who loses employment. In every case I have seen the judge or court magistrate make sure that the intention of the tenant is to pay the rent. They are very skilled at this and will get to the truth. In every case we recommend using an attorney or a company which specializes in eviction services.
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