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You should review the lease
for language which states that the tenant shall not engage in any illegal activity on the premises. You can then send the tenant a notice of violation of the lease. However, you'll need evidence of the violation. You'll also need to give the tenant a reasonable warning (i.e., written notice) not to do it again before you start eviction proceedings. Judges are reluctant to evict tenants who have not been given time to correct the problem.
If the tenant persists after the warning, and if you have evidence (e.g., witness testimony
), then you can begin the eviction process. You can visit the local court clerk for the required forms. This is one area of law that can often be handled successfully by non-attorneys. Landlords frequently represent themselves in court.
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