Evictions can be a difficult and stressful process for both landlords and tenants. In general, a landlord must have a valid reason for evicting a tenant, such as non-payment of rent or violating the terms of the lease agreement. Tenants have the right to dispute an eviction and challenge the landlord’s reasons in court. Evictions are a complex legal process, and our attorneys can guide you through the eviction process and represent you in court if necessary. Some key issues related to eviction include:
- Grounds for eviction: The landlord can initiate an eviction for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, nonpayment of rent, lease violations, or damage to the rental property.
- Notices: There are two important notices in landlord tenant law. The Notice to Cease and the Notice to Vacate. An experienced lawyer can assist with determining which one is applicable to your situation. Please note there are many time periods that relate to Notices.
- Filing court documents: If the tenant does not comply with the notice of eviction, the landlord can initiate the eviction process by filing a Complaint for Eviction with the Special Civil Division.
- Court hearings: The tenant has the right to attend court hearings and present a defense against the eviction. The court will consider evidence from both parties and decide on whether to grant the eviction.
- Possession: If the court grants the eviction, the landlord can take possession of the rental property and remove the tenant’s possessions.
UBFK Law’s experienced attorneys will guide you through the eviction process and represent you in court if necessary. We can also advise you on compliance with state and local laws related to eviction and work to resolve disputes with tenants before they escalate to an eviction. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced landlord-tenant attorneys.