Sometimes tenants are late on paying rent while others refuse to pay and the landlord needs to adhere to various eviction rules to be on the safe side. When a tenant is unable to pay the agreed upon amount of rent, the landlords may be forced to evict them and take possession of their property. The eviction process must be done in the proper steps indicated by the law to ensure fairness for both tenants and landlords. Tenants are protected by the law against landlords who would use unlawful methods to evict or claim overdue amounts. Landlords can be liable for compensating tenants if they do not follow the legal procedures stated for eviction.
Litigation attorneys are experienced and can help the landlords in ensuring compliance to the eviction rules so as to avoid unwanted results. The eviction rules for a residential tenant is much different from the rules of evicting commercial tenants. In most cases, the charges for advocates are catered for by the law when residential tenants are involved while commercial tenants are not covered. Litigation attorneys help landlords to ensure that all relevant details and terms are well indicated and clarified for the commercial tenants. The eviction rules allow landlords to take possession of the property and sue the tenant for unpaid rent for the specified period of time.
Contracts usually contain details such as the lease period and actions to be taken when the tenant does not abide to the agreements. Tenants can be sued to pay the owed amounts and the rent that could have been paid for the specified duration. Landlords are allowed to claim damages that include overdue amounts plus the duration spent while finding another tenant to occupy the property. Landlords may be allowed to remove tenants from their property and then waiver any outstanding amounts due until the duration ends. The rules allowing for eviction and wavering are allowed as long as the landlord intends to use the premises for personal purposes.
The terms of contract may be modified or altered when landlords and tenants make agreements while litigation is still going on. When landlords agree with their tenants for an extension to the specified payment date for once, it might modify the whole agreement. Exemptions and communication between the two should be written to get an official reference in case of disputes in the future. Taking the law into one’s hands is not allowed and landlords need to be careful when evicting tenants. Cutting power, changing locks and removing a tenant’s property without legal procedures can result to being held in contempt by the law. Commercial tenants are expected to settle the due amounts to continue using the premises.