Evictions can often be prevented with a little extra effort on the front end. If you have a thorough tenant screening process, you will likely be protected against having to evict. Sometimes, even the most thoroughly screened tenants can stop paying rent for one reason or another, and eviction becomes necessary.
Every detail of the eviction process needs to be handled properly. If you make an error in your paperwork or you miss a deadline, the entire case will get thrown out and you’ll have to start over. You don’t want to spend that kind of money and waste that kind of time. To ensure everything is done correctly, contact an experienced eviction attorney or ask a property manager for help.
Evictions can cost you money if they are not handled quickly and efficiently. The goal is to get the bad tenant out of the property as soon as possible so you can find a good tenant who pays rent and takes care of the house. Getting your tenant out of your house with as little damage as possible is crucial.
Once an eviction has started, don’t make the mistake of taking money from your tenants. When you do that, the entire process gets disrupted and you’ll have to start over again. Once the courts finalize your eviction, you will have the opportunity to take possession back from the tenants. At that point, you can follow your established move out procedures and start your inspection. The next step is getting the place ready for the rental market once again.
Evictions can be overwhelming even for landlords who have experience with them. If you don’t have an attorney who is qualified to handle an eviction, talk to your property manager and get a referral. If you need any help with an eviction or you’d like more information, please contact us at Hampton & Hampton Leasing and Property Management. We’d be happy to help you.