How Do You Evict Someone Without a Lease

The longer you are in the rental business, the more likely it is that you will have a bad tenant.

They can cause a lot of headache, sleepless nights, and financial issues.

Anyway, How Can You Describe a Bad Tenant?

Well, it’s very simple.

They are anyone that doesn’t pay their monthly dues and they don't take care of your income-generating property.

There are plenty of things that can be forgiven or rectified, but a tenant that stays in your property without paying rent is not one of them.

It's money lost to you. That is not a good, isn’t it?

What Are the Ways to Evict Them?

1. “No money, no honey.”

Kidding aside, convert this to “no pay, no stay” you can evict them for the reason of non-payment of lease.

It is your right. If it becomes apparent that they cannot or will not pay, you will need to provide a notice to them.

After that you can expedite their exit.

Remember that every day that you delay is a day that you lose money.

2. If they are staying longer without any intention to pay, you may choose to hire a lawyer and have him/her send a notice letter along with your own eviction notices.

Show your tenants that you will evict them if they still remain in your property without paying their monthly dues.

Apart from that, emphasize the damage of property that they have done. Most probably, the lawyer will do that for you for about a hundred dollars or less.

3. Eviction can be for other violations committed.

If there is a clear evidence that the property was damaged because of them, annoyance to other occupants or performing unusual activities, those can be a possible grounds for them as well.

Though this is a little bit tougher to execute, but again, it is a possible grounds for eviction.

You must serve notices and you can eventually file a case in the court if you got no reply from them.

4. You may be able to pay them to leave.

Talk to them and tell them that you will take the expenses for their departure, as long as they will leave right away.

Technically you will end up saving your money-making property.

Don’t forget to have them sign to an agreement so that if they break it, you’ll have faster alternatives in judiciary.

5. Ask them politely and in a positive manner to leave.

Who knows? There are times that it could be easier to evict them by asking them to leave through a good chat.

Talk to them.

Perhaps you need to renovate or simply repair the unit.

There are a lot of possible options, just know how to profile them and you may resolve your issue a little more easily.

Just a little reminder, keep all of your pertinent papers intact so that, if the scenario takes a turn for the worst, you'll have a paper trail.

Your tenant may try to make it difficult for you and this will give you the evidence you need to evict them.

Posted on May 07, 2014


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