Now is the Best Time to File Evictions
You might be thinking that this headline has got to be click bait. Why would you file an eviction during a national eviction ban? Here’s why now is the best time to get the ball rolling, and how.
Post 3-day notices now
Before you can file for an eviction you have to post a 3-day eviction notice on the door for the tenants. If they do not pay the full amount due by the end of that three days you can then file for eviction. Why post the 3-day notice now? Because you can go ahead and file the paperwork so you’re ready when the time comes.
Filing evictions now gets you on the docket list.
As the eviction and foreclosure moratorium nears its end, there is going to be a rush of landlords and banks seeking remedies and evictions. There is already a backlog building of these cases, some of which have been waiting since before the eviction ban was ever enacted. The sooner you file, the shorter your wait.
Evictions for breaking a lease for other than non-payment of rent
You can still evict tenants for lease violations during the eviction ban. The eviction ban only protects tenants from eviction who are unable to pay their rent due to the pandemic. If you want to evict your tenant because they are destroying the property, you can still get them evicted.
You first have to post a 7-day eviction notice outlining the breach in contract and how it can be remedied. If they do not remedy the situation at the end of the 7 days, you can file for an eviction. These cases may still be heard by the courts.
If you need to move forward with some evictions, contact us today so we can partner with you.