Every single landlord or property manager knows the importance of keeping the business healthy. If one of your renters were too much of a headache, the last resort you could take would be the eviction process. Evicting an erring tenant not only protects your business but also to other tenants and such.
As a landlord, you need to be knowledgeable with local eviction laws to even start the eviction process. The best shot is to consult an eviction lawyer for the process to kick-start smoothly.
How to Write an Eviction Notice
You need to review the context of your rental agreement. And since you want to take it to the court, you must be able to convince the judge that the tenant has indeed violated one of the terms previously agreed before renting the property.
Be specific when providing reasons why you want to evict your tenant. These reasons should clearly indicate that the tenant has directly violated the terms as stipulated in the rental contract, and that his actions merit his removal.
Each state imposes varying eviction laws. When setting up agreements, make sure that they coincide with your local state laws and guidelines. Infractions by the renter must be duly recognized by your state for the eviction process to take effect.
Eviction letter or notice should start with the date at the top of the page. The date reflects the delivery of the notice to the tenant. Don’t forget to include your name and address as the landlord. Below that, write the tenant’s name, address, and other details.
Next, indicate the physical location of the property. Write the street address, unit or apartment number, city, state, zip code, and all other specifics.
Write the reason why you are sending this eviction notice. Again, be very specific when doing so. For instance, if the neighbors are totally annoyed due to his boisterous behavior and manners, point that out very clearly. It could also be due to non-payment of rental dues, raising pets, unauthorized visitors, damage to properties, and whatnot.
If you are unsure of what you are going to do next or find the process puzzling, you could always seek help from professional property managers or consult your attorney regarding eviction laws in your state. Alternatively, you can try using property management software to manage mundane tasks of your rental business.
Don’t forget to indicate the specific date when you expect the tenant to comply with the resolution. Let say, on the 5th of the following month, full payment must be received or you will be compelled to file a lawsuit to protect your interest.
Lastly, don’t forget to affix your signature and have it notarized. This step is necessary and legally required in most states.