In summary eviction proceedings landlords and tenants often represent themselves. However, if a summary eviction proceeding is not done properly, it can lead to frustration, wasting time and the resulting need to repeat the attempt to evict.
Did you know?
- Summary Evictions are the fastest way to legally evict a tenant.
- Before a landlord files a petition for summary eviction, the landlord must serve a notice on the person to be evicted.
- There are six different statutes under which notices to quit can be served on a tenant. Sometimes, more than one notice is necessary and some notices have different time limits.
- Summary eviction is not available after a foreclosure or in certain cases after a change of ownership and where the tenant claims an interest in the title to the property.
- Summary evictions require meticulous paperwork and awareness of what defenses are available to tenants.
Summary Eviction Services:
- Nonpayment of rent
- Failure to comply
- Holding over
- No cause evictions/end of term
- Abandonment of real and personal property
- Post-foreclosure evictions/tenant’s rights
- Security deposit issues
- Recovery of delinquent and future rents
- Dealing with damage caused by tenants
- Options to Buy/Contracts for Deed