Naturally, eviction law varies from state to state or country to country. Even the different cities within a state or a country have different eviction laws from one another. As a landlord or property owner, you will have to study more about your location’s laws in order for you to know your rights as a landlord, especially if this is your first time managing your properties or apartment complexes that are for rent.
If you are already planning to evict a tenant, you will need to make sure that you are following these laws and also make sure that your tenants have broken a specific agreement and have legitimately done something wrong that you know is breaking your rules.
What are the Evictions Notices for Cause?
There are three types of an eviction notice for cause. First is the “pay rent or quit” notice which obviously speaks for itself. You can serve this to a tenant if they are already a few days overdue in paying their rent. Second is the “cure or quit” notice is when a tenant does something wrong or violates a term of the lease agreement. Like a pay rent or quit notice, these notices generally provide a tenant with a short amount of time in which to cure the “problem”. Lastly, unconditional quit notices are a hard one for the tenant to handle. This is when a tenant always has a problem with paying rent on time, refusal to pay rent, seriously damaged the rental property, or engaged in dangerous or illegal activity on the property.
Can you evict a tenant without a Cause?
Of course, because this generally means that the owner or landlord does not have any reason to kick a tenant out. This is the reason why most states require the landlords to give a 30 or 60-day notice so the tenant can already look for other apartments or places to stay. But some states who are strict with this ask for a justifiable reason why the landlord wants that tenant out of their property.
Why the strict rules?
The nature of the case is one reason. UD’s or unlawful detainers are much faster than any type of civil litigation, often having these problems resolved in a month or two. Another reason is that UD’s may affect the tenants more than the landlord. While the landlords may lose a month worth of rent, the tenants are left with no home.
Knowing your rights as a tenant or a property owner can ensure a smooth and fast process. This may be costly, but it is totally worth it in the end.