Evictions are difficult for both the landlord and the renter. The landlord loses out on a regular source of money while the tenant may wind up without a place to live. The renter is often given preferential treatment during the eviction process because they are dealing with a much more serious issue. The obligation is on the landlord to adhere to a highly rigid process and set of guidelines in order to evict the tenant. You run the risk of losing your case against the renter if you don't strictly adhere to the regulations and state legislation.
There are several landlord regulations that are universally applicable despite the fact that each state has its unique eviction laws. A few are mentioned below;
Issuance of Pay Rent or Quit Notice;
If the tenants have not made a rent payment in a significant amount of time, this notice is issued. It is required that you provide the tenant a certain amount of time to pay the rent after giving such a notice, usually between three and five days. You are ineligible to launch an eviction lawsuit against the tenant if they don't pay the rent before then.
Notice of Unconditional Quit;
A landlord who issues an unconditional leave notice is not required to give a justification for his decision to end the tenancy. Furthermore, such notifications demand quick eviction without giving the renter a chance to right their wrongdoings. This notice may only be given if the tenant has repeatedly broken the terms of the lease, has been months late with rent payments, or has been found guilty of indulging in illegal activities like drug use.
Letter/Notice to Cure or Leave;
This notice is typically sent if the tenant is breaking the rules of the rental agreement in some way. Common infractions include bringing a pet into the house if doing so is against the terms of the agreement, as well as doing any kind of damage to the property or generating excessive noise. These notices also include a three to five-day cure period during which the renter can make remedies or risk eviction.
Providing a Notice of Eviction;
A tenant must first receive an eviction notice before you can even consider evicting them. This notice will outline the grounds for your decision to evict the tenant. Make sure your eviction notice conforms to your state's eviction regulations because the reasons for evicting a renter vary by state. Depending on the circumstances, you can serve your renter with one of three different forms of notices.