Landlords must follow a series of steps in order to legally evict a tenant.
There is a multiplicity of reasons for which a rental property owner can lawfully evict a tenant. Several relate to the behavior of the tenant and more are landlord prerogatives.
At MT Evictions, we assist owners in the usually straightforward actions of nonpayment of rent cases but also are versed in the nuances of other actionable causes. Our foremost goal is to educate landlords on how to effectuate a legal eviction and avoid vexing problems down the road by not following these steps to the letter.
Avoid common pitfalls.
Watch our team leader Paulina Martignon describe common mistakes landlords make when commencing an eviction process. Our hard-won experience will help you reduce the likelihood you lose your case and worse, invite a costly wrongful eviction lawsuit from an enterprising tenant attorney who is all too willing to air out grievances in court.
Make sure all of the I's are dotted and the T's are crossed when terminating the tenancy.
Obviate risk by making sure the eviction action is occurring properly.
A recurring issue we see at MT Evictions are landlords using stale, template or bad notices. Assuming that the notice is otherwise proper, it must be served properly to the tenant. We take the guesswork out of the equation by ensuring the requisite documentation and service is in compliance with the law.
Not all eviction notices are created equal.
MT Evictions will prepare and properly service the notice that is tailored to your unique situation.Two of the most common follow.
Three-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit
If the tenant does not pay rent when it is due, the landlord can give the tenant a three-day notice to pay rent or quit. This notice informs the tenant that the tenant has three days to pay rent in full. If the tenant does not pay rent, then MT Evictions can file an "unlawful detainer" action (trade word for eviction) at the end of the three days.
Three-Day Notice to Cure or Quit
If the tenant violates the lease or rental agreement, the landlord can give the tenant a three-day notice to cure. This notice informs the tenant that the tenant has three days to correct the violation. If the tenant does not correct the violation within three days, then MT Evictions will commence the unlawful detainer (eviction) action.
There are other notices which may be necessitated. Contact us for informed advice.