How to Evict a Tenant
Eviction: It's Just Business.
Being a great landlord doesn't mean that you're immune from having bad tenants. Yes, tenant screening is important, but even under the best of circumstances, it's not unusual for a well-intentioned tenant to struggle to pay rent from time to time.
So even if you have a "good" relationship with your tenant, sometimes they just won't be able to pay you. When that's the case, you simply can't let them stay free of charge, especially when there are others who will have no trouble paying you consistently.
Eviction seems harsh, but it's the business of rental properties. If a tenant can't pay, you have to remove them from your property. Sometimes, it's as simple as asking them to leave. Other times, you will have to go through the formal eviction process.
Regardless of the situation, before starting the eviction process, you need to know the proper rules and procedures. This process can be summarized into a few steps.
1: Understanding the Eviction Laws.
2:Have a Valid Reason for Eviction.
3:Try to Reason with Your Tenants.
4: Give a Formal Notice of Eviction.
5: File Your Eviction with the landlord and tenant board.
6: Prepare for and Attend the Court Hearing.
7: Evicting the Tenant.
8: Collecting Past-Due Rent in
Small Claims Court.
Protecting Yourself in the Future
Evictions can be costly and time-consuming, so hopefully you can avoid ever needing to perform one. You can protect yourself by gathering as much information as you can about potential tenants before they move in.