When Can A Landlord Begin Legal Proceedings To Evict A Tenant?

The basis for evicting a tenant are:


  • Non­payment of rent,
  • Failure to surrender the premises at the end of the lease term, or
  • Breach of the lease, including any rules that are part of the lease, if the lease provides such breach entitles the landlord to terminate the lease.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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