Customer: If a tenant has been arrested for drug dealing, and the apartment
has been searched but the police(torn apart) what can we do as a landlord next? Can I take possession of the apartment or do I need to file an eviction
. Is there a clause I can put in the lease that allows me the right to take possession if the tenant is arrested for serious crimes(felonies)?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: The tenant is on a month-to-month the a SWAT team came and kicked in the doors and arrested both the tenant on the lease and his friend who was residing with him. They were connected to a BIG drug dealer. They were both arrested, not sure if they will be granted bail, and the apartment is trashed but can I go in there? And what can I put in the lease that allows me to go right into the apartment should this ever happen again?
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