In the event of tenants refusing to settle rent for occupying a landlord’s premises, a number of eviction rules need to be adhered to. Since landlords depend on their property for income they might undertake measures to recover damages and unpaid rent through eviction or possession of assets. It is important for the landlords to follow certain regulations during the eviction process to avoid acting in illegal ways. Although a tenant may be late or unable to provide the needed amounts, they are also protected by the law from those that might exploit them during the process. Breaking the regulations during the eviction process may lead to unnecessary expenses to compensate tenants for loss and inconvenience.
Since the eviction rules are quite complex, hiring a litigation advocate is advisable to ensure compliance and reduce legal risks. There are different eviction rules for residential and commercial tenants making it necessary to abide by the rules of each type of tenant. Fees charged by attorneys representing residential tenants is usually paid for by the law unlike fees for commercial tenants. Litigation attorneys help landlords to ensure that all relevant details and terms are well indicated and clarified for the commercial tenants. When tenants default on the agreement regarding payment of rent, the landlord is allowed to possess the premises then sue them for settlement.
The agreements should clearly indicate the duration of time that the tenant rents the property and the consequences of breaking the law. Tenants can be sued to pay the owed amounts and the rent that could have been paid for the specified duration. Landlords face inconvenience since they have to find other people to rent their property once the previous tenants are evicted. It is also possible for tenants to be evicted but all amounts owed till end of the contract wavered by the landlords. This is mostly allowed when the landlord requires to acquire the property for their personal use such as setting up offices.
It is also possible for the terms of contract to be changed when landlords communicate with the tenants while litigation is ongoing. A landlord may agree to let the tenant pay the rent on a different date for just one instance but this could become permanent if not properly stated. When communicating with their tenants, landlords should ensure that the agreement is put down in writing form to avoid future complications. Taking the law into one’s hands is not allowed and landlords need to be careful when evicting tenants. Landlords should first get permits from the authorities before locking the houses or removing the property owned by the tenants. Commercial tenants are expected to settle the due amounts to continue using the premises.