If you’re a new landlord, it’s a good idea to have a strong leasing agreement with your tenant. Your leasing agreement helps protect you against damage and other issues that your tenant could cause.
There are many situations in which landlords have to deal with tenants who aren’t the best. In those cases, it’s important to know how to get your tenant out of your property, so you can lease to someone who is more respectful of your time and property.
How can you get a bad tenant to move out?
In many cases, you’ll be able to get a tenant to move just by asking. Tell them that you’re giving them a 30-day notice because of violating a leasing agreement or that you’re not renewing their lease once it runs out.
In other cases, tenants won’t want to go despite you needing them to leave. In those cases, options that don’t require court include offering cash for keys, such as $100 to get the tenant to move out. If you do this, make sure you have a legal contract in place stating that they are leaving willingly and have been paid to go.
If you do need to evict your tenant, know that it may be a weeks or months-long process. File as soon as you can once you know that an eviction is necessary. Then, once it is approved by the court, you will be able to gain control over your building and have that person removed from the property. Your attorney can help represent you in court or assist you with any contract that you need.