Landlord-tenant disputes are quite common. Some tenants can be uncooperative, leaving you no other choice but to get rid of them. Doing so requires strict adherence to the laws and regulations of your state. The laws vary from state to state, so you should be aware of those before proceeding. Getting rid of a tenant doesn't have to be a difficult process. These basic guidelines will help to ensure that everything goes smoothly.
Talk to the tenant about the issues that you are having. Remind the tenant about the terms of the lease. You should also consider giving the tenant a copy of the lease agreement, as well as a letter that restates the conversation between you about any lease agreements being broken.
Let the next step be determined by the issue that you are having. For example, if the problem is objectionable tenant behavior, you may give the tenant a deadline to make changes. For late payments, you should give a certain date for the payments to be made. If changes or payments are not made by the given date, you can begin the eviction process.
Find out the laws regarding the steps for eviction in your state. File the appropriate documents with the county clerk's office. There are fees for filing these documents. Check with the clerk's office in your county for the appropriate fees.
Serve the eviction notice to your tenant. The eviction notice generally is delivered by the sheriff's department. Wait for the tenant to vacate the premises by the date on the documents. If the tenant does not leave the property, contact the sheriff's office to remove him.