The eviction system helps landlords to remove problematic tenants from the rental property. But this eviction has to proceed according to some rules and regulations. The first rule is to have a valid legal reason behind the eviction. You cannot evict a tenant for any personal grudge. You can only evict your tenant when they break any of the terms and conditions of the lease agreement. There are also other lawful reasons when you can evict your tenant. But these reasons vary from state to state. Before advancing in an Unlawful Detainer action, you have to consider your state law.
Illegal Use of the Rental Property
You can file for eviction against the tenant if you find out that the tenant is doing business on the property. A rental property is a legally permitted residential area. If the tenant is performing a legal business or illegal business in a residential area, it is illegal. Because of the state law, if your tenant was operating any legal business in the residential area, then you can evict him on a legal basis. These businesses can be product sales, operating a salon or spa, etc. It is not necessary to say that if the tenant is operating any illegal business such as selling prescription drugs, narcotics, or any other illegal substances, you have more reason to evict him from the property.
Safety and Health violation of the property
Safety and health is a severe issue. If you noticed any safety or health violations, then you have to remedy them immediately. Most of the time, these safety or health issues are related to pretty big problems, so it may not be possible to solve them when tenants are staying in the property. In that case, you can file to evict the tenants. But before evicting the tenant, you have to provide them with a notice to quit in advance. The timeframe for advance notice varies by state. In some states, you need to send the notice at least three months in advance before you file for eviction. And the eviction will not proceed unless the tenant has relocated to a new residence.
Breaches of the Lease Agreement
The lease agreement is an agreement that the landlord and tenant agree on before leasing the residence. There are some terms and conditions the tenant has to follow to live in residence. The landlord sets these terms and conditions, and the tenant agrees to them. If the tenant breaks any terms and conditions of the lease agreement, then you can file for an eviction. But before filing for the eviction, you have to present them with a notice to quit. When you file for the eviction, the judge will determine if there is any legitimate reason behind the eviction according to landlord-tenant law. There are some common breaches of the lease agreement that happens quite often. Such as:
Violating the Pet Policy
Pet policy is a term that most landlords use. Most of them do not permit pets in the apartment. While knowing that if the tenant brings any pets to live in the apartment, then it will be a violation of the pet policy.
Refuse to Pay Increased Rent
In most states, when the tenant and landlords agree, then they sign the lease agreement. Most agreements state that the rent will increase by a certain percentage every year. If the tenant refuses to pay the increased rent, then you can file an eviction.
Unregistered Tenant Living in the Apartment
According to the rule, when the tenant signs the lease agreement, he has to write down the names of all parties who are going to live in the apartment. If the landlord discovers that any unregistered person is living in the apartment and he is not a guest, then the landlord can file an eviction.