The Eviction Process
The eviction process is typically made up of four steps in total, but only if the initial efforts are unsuccessful. Each state has different laws about how to evict tenants, so be sure to check with your jurisdiction before carrying out the eviction process.
Step 1: If you are experiencing issues with your tenant, you’ll need to determine your next course of action. Will you talk to them about it, issue a warning, or serve them with a notice? If you decide to issue a notice, proceed with the following steps.
Step 2: Next, you would deliver the written notice to the tenant. It should outline the reason for eviction, as well as how long the tenant has to correct the violation, if any, and when they must vacate the property. Some jurisdictions will always require that you go one step further and obtain a court order to evict a tenant.
Your tenant won’t leave, what can you do?
Step 3: If the tenant has not remedied the situation or vacated the property after you’ve laid out a timeline to do so in your eviction letter, you can then file a court order against the tenant to evict them and regain possession over your property.
Your tenant can build a case against you if they feel like they have substantial evidence to defend themselves.
Step 4. If, after involving the court, the tenant has still not left the property, a landlord can contact a law enforcement officer. The officer will give notice to the tenant that they will return on a specific day to escort them off the property if they have not already moved out.