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When can a person be evicted from their home?

There is a lot of responsibility that comes with being a landlord. Ideally, who ever you decide to rent to won't make your job more difficult than it needs to be, but sometimes people get those tenants who do just that. Depending on the situation, as the landlord, you will be left with no choice but to > evict them and find a new tenant to move in. But before doing so, you have to ensure the reason are evicting this tenant is in fact legal.

A tenant can legally be evicted from their home when the following occurs:

  • Tenant fails to pay their rent on time.
  • Tenant engages in illegal activity in their home.
  • Tenant has pets in their home that are not authorized.
  • Tenant has persons in their home that are not authorized. 

In some cases, when you have decided to evict a tenant, they may continue to live in the home. Should they refuse to move out by the date you have specified, then this will complicate the situation. At this point, you have the option to file an eviction lawsuit. This should finally get the tenant out of your home and allow you to find a tenant who is a better fit.

Not all tenants are difficult to deal with, but when you have found yourself in this situation, eviction may be the only option you are left with. If you have decided to evict your tenant, you should ensure your reasoning is legal before doing anything. An attorney can answer any questions you have about eviction and assist with the process. 

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