So how do you get a court order to evict a problem tenant? The first step is with an Eviction Notice. A typical Eviction Notice will inform the tenant of the problem, such as late rent or having a pet when the lease prevents one. The tenant must be given an amount of time to remedy the problem, such as paying back rent or finding a new home for the pet. If the tenant does not fix the problem, a court date can be set and, depending on the outcome of the case, the tenant can be formally asked to vacate or law enforcement may remove them.
Since every state has different rules, our Eviction Notices are tailored for all fifty states. Click any of the links below for a state-specific notice.
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