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There is always a possibility of eviction even though you have good tenants. Evictions are difficult but necessary under inevitable circumstances. If you are looking to evict your current tenants, then you need to know everything about the eviction process. This is a legal process and the laws of each state may vary a little. So, before you begin the process, research the laws in your state.
What happens during evictions?
The basic laws of eviction stand the same irrespective of the differences in the state laws. The landlords are expected to send a written notice to their tenants requesting to resolve the conflicting issue or vacate the property before the eviction process begins. Few of the state laws say 2-3 days of notice before eviction is enough while some state laws demand a complete 30 days notice.
The steps involved in an eviction process are mentioned below
- Rent Repayment or Quit Notice
It is a formal warning for violating the lease agreement. This notice will contain specific instructions like the number of days before the eviction is addressed at the court.
- Form Filling to Begin the Eviction Process
The number of days mentioned in the Quit Notice is the only number of days available with the tenant to either vacate the property or comply with the lease. If the tenant fails to vacate or comply with the terms, then the court would file an eviction against them.
The following forms need to be filled by you being the landlord.
The Eviction Complaint: The form which would officially begin the eviction case
The Summons: An information stating out the details of the eviction
This is the final step of the eviction process where the tenants are moved out of the property willingly or unwillingly under the supervision of the police.
What happens after evictions?
After the eviction is completed you are free to rent the property or give it on lease. As for the money you owe from the previous tenants is concerned, there is a component mentioned about it in the court order. This component gives the exact amount the tenant owes you and when it should be paid. If you do not get the money after the specified time duration, there are a few options to retrieve the money.
- Filing for acclaim in the Small Claims Court
- Wage garnishment
- Appointing a private debt collector
The process of eviction is tedious and time-consuming. It needs you to be thorough legally to carry out this process on your own. It is always best to hire a company for eviction services as they would know in and out about it, being their daily job.
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A qualified eviction crew will coordinate with local law enforcement to ensure evictions are carried out in compliance with state and local requirements. Our contractors follow all specific instructions based on state, county, and city jurisdictions in removing debris, storing personal property, and securing/rekeying the property. Add-on services and rush options are available for an additional charge as well.
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