Eviction Procedures

By Mike Broemmel
Eviction Procedures
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Eviction procedures exist to remove a tenant who violates terms of his lease or ownership. A majority of evictions are undertaken when a tenant fails to pay rent. However, eviction actions also are initiated when a tenant has violated other lease terms, including damages to the premises beyond normal wear and tear.


Providing a tenant with notice of the lease violation is the first step in the eviction process.

Time Frame

In most states, the notice provides the tenant with three days to correct the violation (pay the rent, for example) or vacate the premises.

File Law Suit

After failing to vacate or correct the lease violation, a landlord can file a lawsuit seeking to have the tenant evicted from the property.

Court Trial

At a court trial, evidence is presented pertaining to the nonpayment of rent or other underlying lease violation. If the landlord prevails, an order of eviction is issued.

Removal of Tenant

The sheriff or deputies physically will remove a tenant from the property within a set period of time after the court trial. This time frame varies from state to state.

About the Author

Mike Broemmel began writing in 1982. He is an author/lecturer with two novels on the market internationally, "The Shadow Cast" and "The Miller Moth." Broemmel served on the staff of the White House Office of Media Relations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science from Benedictine College and a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University. He also attended Brunel University, London.