What Are the Necessary Steps to Evict a Tenant?

By E-Renter Tenant Screening
Posted on November 15, 2008 under Landlord and Tenant FAQs | icon: commentBe the First to Comment

The required steps, forms to use, and time limits to eviction depend on the regulations where your property is located. In general the eviction process includes:

  • Written eviction notice delivered to the tenant.
  • Tenant has opportunity to correct problem within a set time.
  • Lawsuit to evict filed.
  • Legal documents delivered to tenant.
  • Tenant has chance to respond within set time limit.
  • Court rules whether tenant can be evicted.
  • Landlord takes court order to sheriff, who posts notice to tenant (usually on their door) explaining they must move and the date by when that must happen.
  • Sheriff can remove belongings if tenant does not move (only the sheriff can do this!).

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