Many states in America have strict laws about evictions that will stop landlords and property managers from simply locking the renter out. There is a legal process to follow when trying to evict a tenant for unpaid rent or damaged property. Landlords should avoid locking tenants out by any means. In many places, a tenant may have the right to call the authorities to help him or her regain entry into the property. A written notice must be given to evict and the reason clearly noted. The full eviction process must be followed and a sheriff will be the one that will lock the tenant out, not the landlord.

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POSTED January 24 2014 10:56 AM

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