How can a landlord evict is my question
As already stated they can evict if tenant withholds the rent
or if tenant violates the lease. how long does it take - waht is the legal process - I assume it must be thru the courts and if so what are the mechanics??
1) How long it takes depends on how quick the court can set it for hearing. Typically you have 21 days before the hearing so you have opportunity to respond to the landlord's lawsuit.
2) How the process works:
-Tenant is in violation. If the claim is non payment of rent, landlord must give you written notice that you have three days to pay or vacate
. If it is for breach of lease other than rent, you have seven days
to correct the problem. If you don't voluntarily lease after the 3rd or 7th day, then landlord has to file lawsuit. You are served with the lawsuit and have 21 days to answer and come to the hearing. If you lose, then the landlord can have the sheriff's force you out after the 3rd day.
So the above are the mechanics.
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