Laws protecting both landlords and tenants may vary from country to
country, by U.S.
state, or by city, town or village.
ever varies is the emotion the subject raises on both sides of
the fence in many communities around the world.
In some cases,
eviction may be as simple as the landlord choosing not to renew
a lease after its expiration date. More commonly, nonpayment of
rent or property damage remain the most typical causes for sudden
action can be taken, landlords in many jurisdictions are bound
by a strict set of rules. Typically, just
cause must be evident, followed by a lawsuit in a local court
and an official notice of a number of days or weeks given to the
tenant before eviction.
landlords may try to force out tenants in less than legal, more
understated ways - such as turning off utilities, denying access
by changing the door locks, or going so far as to remove doors
and windows in a rental unit.
If this happens, tenants usually
have recourse in a countersuit, whereby the tenant may win monetary
damages, court costs and attorney fees.
In large urban
areas, such as in New
York or California,
tenant unions exist to protect the rights of tenants. Some communities may be so strongly pro-tenant that anecdotal evidence
points to an unwritten law whereby landlords
- to avoid
all the court costs - will simply pay a troublesome tenant a hefty sum to vacate.
on the Web, find out more about the topic in online forums and
at sites offering links to eviction laws in the U.S. and worldwide,
plus FAQs and related information with further details on landlord/tenant
rights, lease agreements and court procedures by area ...
Eviction - Good overview from Wikipedia with details on U.S. and state
eviction law, BC Canada & California laws pertaining to tenant-landlord
rights, related resources.
You're Being Evicted? Tips for Tenants - General advice for tenants facing eviction including issues
related to nonpayment of rent, lease violations, health &
safety concerns, bankruptcy, filing a counter claim and tips on
eviction court procedures.