Tenant Eviction

When is tenant eviction possible?

Tenants might be required to leave a property for various reasons. The most common circumstances are failure to pay the rent. In other cases, they are evicted because of the damages they cause to the property.

No matter what reasons you have, tenant eviction is not possible without legal grounds. The most common eviction reasons that apply across the country are:

  • failure to respect the terms of the lease agreement
  • property damages
  • failure to pay the rent amount
  • illegal use of the property

What is the legal eviction procedure?

Unfortunately, property eviction is sometimes necessary. Since this is a legal process, it’s important to know the laws that apply to your state and the different requirements that allow you to evict tenants. Keep in mind that eviction is not possible unless the tenancy is officially terminated which requires a legal notice. In this document, you must specify the offense, the time range during which the tenants are allowed to remedy the offense, your signature and the date.

In case they don’t take action, such as paying the rent or moving out, you are entitled to file a claim for eviction. The termination procedure varies across the states according to the regulations tenants violate.

How soon are tenants removed?

The notice tenants receive usually allows them to remain on the property for 30 or 60 days more. After this term, they are required to vacate.

To physically remove a tenant from your property, you will need a court order. Without this written approval, owners are not able to:

  • evict tenants from their rental home
  • remove the renter’s belongings from the property
  • force tenants to leave by changing the locks or shutting off the property utilities

Evicting a tenant from your rental property is not easy, but it’s not impossible either. If you choose CSO Property Management as your property manager, you won’t have to worry about eviction. We will do our best to avoid this unfortunate situation but if this is the last resort, we will handle the legal process on your behalf.