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In eviction process you must first give them notice to vacate. Since the lease is up and you already gave her notice that you will not be renewing the lease, you will need to give them a 3-7 day notice to vacate. Generally 7 days is recommended but you can by law give them 3 days.
If they have failed to leave within the noted time you will need to go to the local clerk of courts office and file for a eviction. You can pick the forms up at your local law library or purchase them on line. Fill them out and submit them to the clerk of courts office. The clerk will set up a hearing at which time you can request a eviction based on not wishing to renew the lease. The judge will then give them a set time to be out. Generally this is 3-7 days but depending on the situation (Young children, winter, etc) the judge can allow them another 30 days.......though this is unlikely.
If they are not out by the set date the judge orders you can then take the order to your local sheriffs office who can set them out of the home.
I wish you the best,
You have been advised wrongly. There is no law that prevents you from evicting a tenet for end of lease. In fact you can evict the tenet for any reason as long as it is not discrimination.
Here is a link to the attorney generals office with further information. Scroll down to evictions: http://www.atg.wa.gov/ResidentialLT/MovingOut.aspx#Evictions
I apologize, for the mixup.........I clicked the wrong link when I got my research done. In DC you are required to follow certain guidelines when evicting a tenet. Those would be the following:
For your landlord to legally evict, s/he must prove to the Court that at least one (1) of the following reasons is true:
You can find this information at the following website. Again I am sorry for the inadequate information in the first post. Please feel free to not accept my answer based on my initial mistake. Frequently Asked Questions By Tenants
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