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How to evict sober living tenants
Deciding to evict a tenant who has signed the lease, but continues to spend time in and around the property could result in a great number of problems. If this is the case, there are steps you can take to ensure that the problem will not last for much longer. Legal Notice: As soon as you receive a written eviction notice, it’s time to notify the tenant that the next scheduled eviction hearing will be on October 21st. If you can get this notice, you’ll need to have it ready when the next hearing is. In addition, it’s very important to get a second written notice, and have a representative sent by the Court on the first. When you send the legal notice, make sure you leave enough time for the tenant to show up in court. You will want to ensure they get the notice as soon as possible, or the tenant may skip the eviction hearing. No Contest Hearing: If a tenant chooses to skip the eviction hearing, it’s very important to notify the Court that they no contest the eviction. This will go against the tenant’s right to request an eviction and may cause your case to go against them. When you submit the no contest, you’ll need to notify the tenant that you are issuing a ruling of eviction on October 28th. If they want the eviction stayed, they must request it on October 19th. When the Court case starts, the tenant is required to appear, and defend their eviction. They are allowed to present their case at the Court, and try to convince the Court that the evictions is a hardship. It’s also required that the tenant must have all of their personal property with them, such as: anything in their room, anything in their vehicle, and any items in their rental car. As long as the tenant knows they have an eviction hearing, they won’t be able to possibly get anything back from the landlord, so it’s important to make sure they show up. Tenant or Eviction: If the tenant decides to not hire a lawyer, they will then be able to go to the eviction hearing. As soon as the tenant shows up, the Court judge will meet with the tenant, who will then have the opportunity to explain what happened, and why they feel the eviction was a mistake. Once the eviction comes, the Judge will decide if the eviction is valid, and if so, what the options are for the tenant. If the judge agrees with the tenant, the eviction will be completed, and the tenant will have the chance to pay the rent, if they so desire. In the event the tenant does not pay the rent or is found guilty of violating the lease agreement, then the tenant could be charged with a crime, such as breaking and entering, or trespassing. It’s important to find out what the fines will be, before you sign the lease, and agree to a lease. Expelling a tenant is not something you should try to do in the middle of the night. It is vital that you will gather all the information and send it out to the tenant as soon as possible.