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I requested tenants to vacate my property in 30 days. Tenant

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I requested tenants to vacate my property in 30 days. Tenant insists that this means 30 days from then of the current month and not 30 days from the date I handed him a written request to move out.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note:This is general information and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.

1) Is this under a written or verbal lease?

2) What is the reason for you asking him to move out; has he missed payment or you simply wish to end/not renew the lease?

This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is under a written lease. I am asking them to move out because they have broken windows, screens, ruined carpet and are extremely filthy.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Additionally, they moved dogs in and the lease specifically states 'no dogs allowed'. Last week, after lunch, I entered the house with the window repairman and there were 5 additional people sleeping in the living room on couches and the floor.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I would like something from a lawyer that states that they have 30 days from the date I handed him a written letter requesting they move out.
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

Thank you.

Actually, under Idaho Statutes Secs. 6-303 et seq, the landlord gives THREE DAYS NOTICE for a material breach of the lease which is not related to non-payment of rent.

If they are destroying the property and you as landlord are alleging that this is a material breach, then only 3 days is due, and it begins to run at time that they receive it, arguably.

If they do not move out in 3 days, one can file an eviction and go to court. If they still do not move out after the eviction decision, one can get a Writ from the Court and have them forcefully moved out. This is how such a process works, i.e.:

1) Notice to quit

2) If they do not move out, then eviction, and

3) After the eviction if they are still on the property, a Writ and the authorities will move them out.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am looking for a statement like this from you as a lawyer. I have already discussed this with them and he feels I don't know what I'm talking about. Can you please address your response to me in the form of a letter so I can hand that to him with your legal credentials?
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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My apologies for any inconvenience and good luck...