Eviction is the act of removing someone from real property. There are typically three methods by which a tenant is evicted from a rental property:
Usually eviction consists of removing a tenant who has breached the terms of a lease or rental agreement by:
If the tenant holds over (stays after the lease term expires) or the lease agreement is for a month-to-month basis, the landlord may issue a notice to a tenant to vacate (i.e. leave) the premises within 30 days. Such notice does not have to state any reason and is not based on a tenant's failure to pay rent. The landlord's service of the notice and the tenant's failure to vacate at the end of 30 days provide the basis for a lawsuit for unlawful detainer (eviction) and a court judgment ordering the tenant to leave. While this is a common notice period, it does not apply in all states or all circumstances, such as local rent control ordinances.
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