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A landlord typically charges a security deposit to cover damages caused by the tenant. The security deposit is generally about 1-2 times the monthly rent. In addition to the security deposit, you can obtain insurance on the property which would cover damages and you can also require the renter to carry insurance with you named as an additional insured. Finally, your recourse would be you can file a civil suit against them if damages exceed the security deposit and insurance does not cover them.
If they remove property that is not theirs from the residence, same thing as above goes.
If they fail to keep up landscaping, you can deduct costs from the security deposit or can sue them as well if your lease states they are liable for landscaping.
If the tenants do not pay rent when due, you must give them a 3 day notice to pay or leave and after that 3 day notice you have to file a civil suit against them for eviction. Once you get them evicted, if the security deposit is not needed for damages, any past due rent can also be taken from the security deposit or you can file a suit against them for breach of contract to recover any rents or damages not paid for or covered by the security deposit.
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