Serving an Eviction Notice

by Cierylene Piernes

Posted on 2019-08-22 20:17:01

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Serving an Eviction Notice


Eviction process has always been a nightmare to every landlord and/or property manager. But, even if you carefully follow the application and screening process, without warning, eviction can still come up. And when it does, you just really have to face the stressful process of eviction. Let us discuss here important factors about the eviction process to lessen the stress in the eviction process.

First, let us know the top reasons why the eviction process has to come our way.

  1. Non-payment of rent.
  2. Violation of the terms in the lease agreement.
  3. Damaging the property.
  4. Illegal use of the property.
  5. The tenant is determined to be a nuisance.

When you encounter either one of these scenarios, the next step is to serve the tenant a notice of eviction the soonest possible, wherein the tenant should move out within a specific period of time. You can refer to this law guide by the state on the eviction termination notice per state.

An eviction notice, or “notice to quit”, is a letter sent by a landlord to tenant describing a violation or termination of the rental agreement. Upon receiving, the tenant will have a specified number of days to either comply or vacate the property. It is used to advise the tenant that a legal process of eviction is about to start if the tenant fails to comply, pay or leave the premises within the specified time frame and fails to resolve the issue with their landlord’s grievances. 

From this phase forward, after you serve the notice of eviction, you should at all times communicate with the tenant in writing. (As this will be used as evidence if needed during the due process.) If they don’t move out after the notice of eviction, that’s the time you can file an eviction lawsuit. In this process, even if you are already a seasoned landlord, you will have to ask for a service from a professional, a lawyer who is used to handling this kind of eviction cases.

An eviction process is a costly attempt and time consuming for landlords. This is a kind of a situation that no landlord would wish to go through, however, this is what landlords might possibly experience. When a landlord is in a situation like this wherein, they have to evict a tenant, this could be really stressful especially if you are going through this kind of situation by yourself. A landlord may consider seeking a real estate lawyer to help guide you through the eviction process. 

Generally, all landlords would want to resolve all issues with their tenants as much as possible. But regardless of how many properties a landlord has, whether it’s just single unit property or multi properties across the states, the landlord’s job is not always easy and could be stressful. Sometimes, a landlord might deal with disagreements with the tenant over the path of the lease agreement. The landlord may think of strategies to help avoid this or at least lessen the high rate of eviction such as:

  • Ensure that everything listed on the lease agreement that you sign with tenants is easy and understandable terms.
  • Keep all agreements in writing to avoid future disputes with tenants and avoid depending on a verbal agreement.
  • Make sure tenants understand and agree to all terms listed on the lease agreement.
  • To ensure you get the best renter it is important to screen each prospective tenant before allowing them to sign the lease agreement.
  • List all contents of your rental property with detailed information about the condition of the property to avoid any disputes in the future. 






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