Self-Help Evictions Not Legal

By E-Renter Tenant Screening
Posted on October 4, 2008 under Eviction | icon: commentBe the First to Comment

No matter how much rent is owed or how many rules a tenant breaks, it’s important to follow the law in your state when it comes to evictions.

It can be very tempting to try to evict a tenant by

  • changing locks
  • removing their possessions
  • turning off heat or power

In the big picture, that is a very dangerous and often costly mistake. A landlord who tries those methods can be liable for damages, penalties, and even a lawsuit from the tenant that will end up costing more than the eviction process itself.

Find out the law in your state, and follow it, to protect yourself and your rights!

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