Evicting bad tenants should be rare. If you have a great screening process in place and you know how to interview people, you can place a tenant who will pay rent on time, take care of the home, and follow the terms of your rental agreement.
However, bad things happen to good tenants. If your tenant is unable to meet their obligations, you may need to pursue an eviction. This process can be expensive and time consuming, especially if you aren’t sure what you’re doing. Even an innocent mistake can set you back months and cost you extra money. Try to avoid evictions when you can, and if you need to use the courts to remove a tenant, talk to an attorney or a property manager. (more…)