Tenant Evictions On Grounds Of Lease Violation

By E-Renter Tenant Screening
Posted on December 7, 2006 under Eviction | icon: commentBe the First to Comment

Often, landlords are trapped in tenant / landlord situations that has them wrestling with a number of issues from non-rent paying tenants to lease violations, to creating situations, which makes it unwise to continue a landlord-tenant relationship. While, laws governing evictions can vary significantly state wise or locally, landlords who find themselves in the above-quoted unpleasant situations will find the following suggestions helpful.

If, you own several housing units, then you would be wise to retain a lawyer, who will not only advise you on eviction issues, but also handle all legal action. Make a flat fee arrangement, rather than having to pay for each new case, which is a far more expensive way to go.

Lease Violation
It is always a good idea on the part of a tenant to review the lease to check if the accusation of violating a lease provision is correct. In the event, the tenant is in violation of the lease, he / she should consider either rectifying the violation, or discuss making an exceptional case, or negotiate with the landlord about the possibility of an amicable termination of the lease. At this point, it is best to note that lease violation means, a landlord can evict you, as well as, charge rent for the period following your eviction, up to the lease expiry date or till a replacement tenant is found.

Take for example, if there is a No Pets clause in the lease, why not negotiate an additional cleaning fee or monthly rent premium paid to the landlord for his / her permission to keep the pet. Or, as it truly happened, a tenant in exchange for being allowed to keep her cat, made a deal with her landlord to live in an apartment with tattered carpeting. The landlord saved on the cost of replacing worn out carpeting, without having to worry about the cat damaging a carpet already due for replacement.

On that cautionary note, another fair bit of advice, avoid expensive landlord / tenant litigation, by taking necessary precautions, such as, screening tenants and conducting background checks on prospective tenants. A simple click of the mouse and any landlord or property manager can visit www.e-renter.com for tenant screening and background check services. www.e-renter.com, the best tenant screening agency in America!

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