Tenant Eviction Clean-Up
It can be agreed that all landlords would love to have a tenant who pays their rent on time, renews their lease every year, and doesn’t cause any damage to the property. In reality, most landlords will find many tenants who are pleasant, but they will also find themselves dealing with tenants who wreak havoc to the property and don’t pay their rent on time or at all. When that is the case, landlords will often have no choice but to evict those tenants.
What causes a landlord to evict a tenant?
- Non-payment of rent
- Habitual late payment of rent
- Disrupting other tenants
- Damage to the property
When an eviction takes place, landlords have a certain process and steps they must follow:
- Give the tenant a written notice of the need for them to vacate the property as well as a time frame.
- If the tenant still has not left the property within that time frame, the landlord can then file a suit against them in the superior court where the county is located. The summons and complaint will then be delivered to the tenant by a sheriff and once they have received the papers, they have 21 days to respond with a written answer to the court.
- If the tenant still fails to answer the summons and complaint, the judge can then award the landlord a writ of possession. This allows the landlord to take possession of the rental within 14 days after the writ is issued. The landlord may then take control of the premises and a sheriff, if necessary, may physically remove the tenant from the property.
In most cases, the tenants will be in a hurry to leave and will pack up only their necessities and leave behind a big mess. In those cases, landlords will often contact junk removal companies such as Grunts Move Junk to come in and remove all of the items left behind.
Take a look at our most recent tenant eviction cleanup:
It is devastating for landlords to see their properties left damaged and trashed like this.