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Key considerations prior to evicting a tenant

On Behalf of | Sep 21, 2020 | Real Estate Litigation

If you are thinking about evicting a tenant, there are many factors to go over. For example, you have to think about the financial side of eviction, as well as the feasibility of discussing these matters with your tenant. On their website, the Office of the Attorney General provides a number of helpful tips for landlords who are considering evicting a tenant. From security deposits to property damage and legal action, there are many factors that landlords in this position need to consider.

Evicting a tenant is often very stressful. However, carefully going over key considerations helps landlords approach the process correctly.

Eviction and legal action

Sometimes, landlords find themselves in court as a result of an eviction. For example, some tenants accuse their landlord of discrimination or file suit over financial matters. If you have to take a tenant to court, you need to prepare for the different legal hurdles that often arise and make the right decisions. A lot of landlords are struggling with eviction during this difficult time and many are having an especially difficult time with respect to eviction.

Small claims cases due to eviction

Often, when litigation surfaces as a result of eviction, the cases end up in small claims court. Disputes which involve less than $10,000 are often handled in small claims court. If you find yourself in this position, it is imperative to carefully prepare documents and look for other strategies to strengthen your case, such as eyewitness support. Sometimes, these cases are more serious and prompt landlords to find legal representation.