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Achieving a Successful Eviction

An Envelope with an “Eviction Notice” StampFor Palisade property owners, evictions absolutely could be time-consuming and risky for your monthly cash flows, persuasive arguments to steer away from them if you can. Nonetheless, if you’ve strived and failed to settle your dispute directly with your tenant, it might be time to get the eviction process started. In the ensuing paragraphs, we’ll discuss ways and processes to warrant that your eviction is a successful one.

Contrary to popular perception, eviction is not the action of forcing a tenant off of the leased property. On the other hand, an eviction is a legal process by which a landlord or property owner regains possession of (or full legal rights to) the property. By the time you lease a property to a tenant, the lease documents legally assign both rights and responsibilities to you and your tenant. It is a legal contract. To void that contract, your tenant must agree to leave willingly, or a corresponding legal process will have to be done.

The preliminary step of any eviction process is to grasp well the Landlord/Tenant laws in your area fully. Though a number of federal laws apply to all cases, there are different state and even local laws that you ought to ascertain and understand as well. If you don’t stick to all of the relevant laws, there is an eventuality that your eviction will fail, and you will be required to start over. As an illustration, you will need to determine how much advance notice you are required to give your tenant to remedy the lease violation, how long the grace period is for late payments, how many days you should give your tenant to vacate the property, and so on.

When you have fully grasped the law and how it pertains to you, your next step is to give your tenant a Pay or Quit or Notice of Lease Violation. This document is the official notice to your tenant clearing up that they are in violation of the lease. It should even encompass instructions the tenant can easily follow to once again be in compliance with their lease. If appropriate, remember to send this notice by certified mail or another required delivery method and that any stated actions or remedies follow all time periods required by law.

If let’s suppose, the tenant does not answer the notice or insinuates that they are unable or unwilling to return to compliance with their lease terms. If that is so, your next effective step is to document your legal grounds for eviction and file a Forcible Detainer with the local court. Conditional on where your rental property is located, the required documents may very well include both an Eviction Complaint and a Summons, both of which outline your case for eviction and inform the tenant of the action filed against them. You have to file your form with the court and serve them to your tenant, either in person or by utilizing the delivery method required by law.

After you file a Forcible Detainer, the court will consider your case for eviction and issue a ruling. If the judge rules in your favor, they may additionally involve instructions for the forcible removal of the tenant from the property, as may be needed. Without a judgment from the court, you cannot evict a tenant who does not want to vacate the property.

Conceding that the judgment is the legal end of the eviction process, for landlords, the final step is taking charge of the removal of the tenant and their belongings from the property. In a lot of states, landlords can call for the aid of the local police, constable, or sheriff’s department to remove a tenant. It is illegal for a landlord to intimidate or harass a tenant in every state, even with an eviction judgment in hand. Each state has different laws concerning processing the removal of a tenant and their personal belongings, make sure to follow the law in your area heedfully while doing so. If you violate a tenant’s rights, even after they’ve been legally evicted, they could sue you in response, perhaps delaying or even overturning your eviction judgment.


A successful eviction is a legal eviction handled conscientiously and clearly documented from start to end. However, evictions are equally delicate issues, calling for time and detailed knowledge of tenant-landlord laws. Why not let the Palisade property management pros at Real Property Management Now take care of your eviction for you instead? Contact us online or call 970-314-7123 to learn more.

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