Evictions are a physical removal of a tenant and the tenant's property from the premises leased by the landlord to said tenant. This can happen when the tenant violates the terms of the lease agreement or rental policies, or if a dispute between them cannot be resolved. However, the landlord cannot evict the tenant by force or by changing locks. It has to be done through the legal justice system.
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Things to keep in mind when an eviction is needed or impending are listed below:
Self help evictions end up causing more problems for the landlord. The proper way to do it is to send an eviction notice first and give the tenant time to move out. If the tenant is not willing, the landlord can go to court and file an unlawful detainer lawsuit to get the court to evict the tenant. However, it still has to be done keeping in the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits things like discrimination.
Landlords also have to keep the unit habitable and do whatever maintenance is required for this purpose. Failure to do so may be cause enough for a breach of contract lawsuit and for endangering lives or causing an injury to damage.
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Did you know?
There are different types of eviction notices.
A pay or quit notice is the most common type, where the tenant is given a specific period to pay pending rent or be evicted. Cure or quite is another type, where the tenant has to fix a violation or be evicted. The third common notice is an unconditional quit notice where the tenant has no choice and has to leave within the specified period or be evicted.