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. Landlords sometimes decide to seize a tenant’s property in an attempt to recover damages and overdue amounts. It is important for the landlords to follow certain regulations during the eviction process to avoid acting in illegal ways. Although a tenant may be late or unable to provide the needed amounts, they are also protected by the law from those that might exploit them during the process. Landlords can be liable for compensating tenants if they do not follow the legal procedures stated for eviction.
Getting a litigation advocate to help in creating the lease agreements and when evicting tenants could be helpful in avoiding legal consequences. Commercial and residential tenants are different and unique eviction rules are provided for each of them. Fees charged by litigation advocates during the eviction of residential tenants is paid by the law which is different for the commercial tenants. Tenant contracts for commercial tenants require clarity and better interpretation which can be achieved through hiring litigation advocates. When tenants default on the agreement regarding payment of rent, the landlord is allowed to possess the premises then sue them for settlement.
Normally the tenant contract indicates the period of time that the tenant will stay in the premises and they are required to pay before moving. When tenants decide to move before the duration agreed upon is due, the are liable to pay the outstanding amounts and the amount expected until contracts end. Landlords are allowed to claim damages that include overdue amounts plus the duration spent while finding another tenant to occupy the property. Some eviction rules also give landlords permission to evict tenants and waiver all amounts due till the contract is over. The rules allowing for eviction and wavering are allowed as long as the landlord intends to use the premises for personal purposes.
If a tenant convinces the landlord to consider them and make some changes, the entire contract could be changed completely. A landlord may agree to let the tenant pay the rent on a different date for just one instance but this could become permanent if not properly stated. When communicating with their tenants, landlords should ensure that the agreement is put down in writing form to avoid future complications. If a landlord decides to take matters into their own hands they risk facing legal consequences. Landlords should first get permits from the authorities before locking the houses or removing the property owned by the tenants. During litigation, commercial tenants are required to pay the full amounts owed to landlords before the case is closed.