How to evict tenant?

If a lessor wants to break the contract with his lessee because of legal reasons, he or she will probably be involved in eviction process. Removing tenant from a rental property should be confirmed with the respective documentation. It may be a simple notice to the lessee with an explanation of the eviction and a due date, which he or she must move out. It is very important to prepare eviction notice, as the process may escalate to a legal dispute. The length of time, the whole procedure will take depends on your particular circumstances. The following reasons may be legal ground for the eviction:

  • Refusal to pay rent on time : typically few days.
  • Misbehavior, that may cause  damage to the property (or keeping an unapproved pet)
  • Unconditional Quit: most often extreme cases, for example, tenants involved in criminal activity.

To protect yourself from any possible troubles you may apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB). This organization helps to resolve such problems as disputes between residential landlords and tenants and eviction process of the non-profit housing co-operatives. Supported by LTB, you will be provided with information about eviction procedures and the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants under the Residential Tenancies Act. LTB online service provides you with ability to submit the following applications, using landlord tenant board forms:

  • to evict a Tenant for Non-payment of Rent and to Collect Rent the Tenant Owes
  • to end a Tenancy and Evict a Tenant
  • about Tenant Rights
  • Tenant Application about Maintenance
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