As a landlord, you will inevitably have to deal with the eviction process. It’s never fun, for you or the tenant. But there are ways to prepare, so you can make things go as smoothly as possible. Here are some do’s and don’ts to help you navigate the process.

What You Should Do:

Don’t Ever:

Typical Process & Timeframe:

Process With Cause: This is exactly as it sounds. The landlord has a good reason for the eviction. The first step is to provide the tenant with either a “pay rent or quit” notice, a ‘cure or quit” notice or finally an “unconditional quit” notice. Basically, these state: pay rent, fix the problem now, please move.

Process Without Cause: This will usually require a 30 or 60-day notice to the tenant. You could want to move into the property yourself or another similar situation.

After going to court and winning your suit, you might still be stuck with a tenant who refuses to go. At this point, you will need to call the state marshall to have them physically removed.

Please note: This blog is for informational purposes only. Always check the local laws where you are to determine your best course of action! Eviction rules vary state to state. Make sure to follow the rules of your properties jurisdiction.

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