Understanding the eviction process

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A lease agreement
is signed.

The landlord and tenant agree on the price and duration of the lease.


A problem
is identified.

Examples: Rent is not paid or the tenant breaks the law.


Landlord & Tenant try
to resolve the issue

If a solution is not reached, the landlord may file or an eviction.


Landlord sends tenant
an eviction notice

Tenant is given a set number of days to resolve the issue.


Complaint is filed
with a court

A court date is set and the tenant is served a summons. The tenant must respond with an answer.


Landlord and Tenant
go to court.

Both sides explain their position on the issues.


The court makes a ruling.

In favor of tenant

This will allow the tenant to stay in the rental.


In favor of Landlord

Court issues an eviction judgement. If tenant does not leave voluntarily, law enforcement may remove tenant and their belongings.

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