When should I consider evicting a tenant?
Non-payment of rent is an obvious reason for evicting a tenant. However, the decision to evict a tenant for failing to abide by the specific terms of a lease is a more difficult decision. Effective property management includes the early recognition of noncompliance and immediate response to the problems associated with these behaviors. If you move quickly, you will find that tenants will believe that they can’t get away with non-compliant behaviors. If you fail to take action against a tenant who is engaged in non-compliant behavior and that behavior later causes damage or injury to another tenant, you may find yourself liable for damages. The end result may very well be deterioration in the value of the property and an inability to get good, high quality tenants.

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1. When should I consider evicting a tenant?
2. Can I evict a tenant for dealing drugs or engaging in illegal activity inside his unit?
3. Do I need an attorney?
4. Do I need to serve any notices on a tenant before I actually start court proceedings?
5. How do I serve these notices?
6. Now that I have made the decision that I need to have a tenant leave, what are the basic steps for evicting a tenant for non compliance with a lease?
7. What forms does a landlord need to have in dealing with eviction actions?
8. Which courthouse do I have to use when I want to file an eviction action?
9. How do I actually file the case once I get to the courthouse?
10. What should I bring to Court?
11. What happens after I am awarded an Order of Possession by the Judge?
12. Can I do anything to protect my right to evict a tenant, even before he moves in?