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Tenant Eviction Checklist

Tenant Eviction Checklist

A clear process helps landlords and property managers ensure they are handling the situation.
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Introduction:
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Preparation:
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Record tenant details
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Select reason for eviction
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Review local and state laws
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Hire a real estate attorney
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Determine type of termination notice
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Try to reason with the tenant
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Eviction notice:
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Create formal eviction notice
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Make four copies
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Issue the notice
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Determine if court proceedings are necessary
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Court proceedings:
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Gather all relevant documentation
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Hand over documentation to your attorney
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Attend the court hearing
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Move forward depending on the judge's decision
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Evicting the tenant:
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Oversee the tenant's move out
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Post-eviction procedures:
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Conduct a property inspection
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Pay any fees owed to the tenant
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Collect fees owed by the tenant
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Preventing future evictions:
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Evaluate your screening process
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Sources:
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