Evicting a tenant is a headache for landlords in every aspect. Whether the tenant is neglecting his obligation to pay rent or for any other reason, the eviction process is not as simple as a business closing their doors. A smart landlord will minimize their losses by beginning the eviction proceeding as soon as necessary, as the proceeding may take one or two months to complete. Learn from the following mistakes and you will save money while avoiding added stress.
1. Trying to Do it Alone
Hiring a qualified attorney to review the lease and identify any possible loopholes may be less costly than the tenant exploiting them in court. Understand that each state has unique tenant/landlord laws. The available paperwork that can be found in courts may seem