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I am sorry, but no. Self-help by landlords (meaning simply locking someone out because they are late) is not allowed. One has to follow the eviction procedure and evict them via the Court. See HERE for how to do so.
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Eviction process of service can be effected (done) by serving him via certified mail, a constable, or a private process server. Assuming he lives on the property, most people will open up for an officer of the law (constable), for example.
Worst case scenario in landlord evictions, the Court often allows service by placing the citation on the door if there are repeated occurrences of him attempting to avoid service.
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