Reasons You Can Legally be Evicted
Before you begin renting your property out, or renting a property for yourself, it is important that you make sure you are familiar with all the rules and regulations of renting. Specifically, if you are becoming a tenant, you must pay close attention to these rules so that you are aware of ways that you can legally be evicted. If you have never rented before, or you are unfamiliar with what can cause an eviction, check out some of the most common reasons here:
- You are subletting without permission. The only people that should be living in the rented space are the ones included within the final contract. Make sure that you are not subletting to others under the landlord’s nose – which can result in eviction and fines.
- You are not paying rent on time. You and your landlord will agree upon a date each month where rent is due. While some landlords may be more lenient than others if you must pay late one month, it is important that you are overall very timely and responsible with getting the check in their hands before or on the day agreed upon. By not paying rent on time, or skipping payments all together, you run the risk of eviction.
- You have pets that are not allowed. If the contract outlines that dogs or cat are not allowed in the space, you must abide by that. By owning a dog or cat without your landlord’s permission, you run the risk of extra damage, animal fur/dander buildup and unhappy neighbors. Check with your landlord before allowing a pet into your home, and if it is against the contract, make sure to respect that.