The past two years haven’t been easy due to the global change of the pandemic. It reported nearly 15% of tenants are late on rent in July 2022. These late rent payments create added pressure on landlords because of the non-payments. This leaves landlords with limited options to either receive payment or legally remove the tenant through eviction.
Eviction is the dispossession of a tenant of leased property by force or especially by legal process.
The process of eviction typically starts with the landlord serving the tenant with a notice to vacate the premises. This notice will state the specific reason for the eviction, such as non-payment of rent or violation of the lease agreement, etc. This notice will also give the tenant a specific amount of time to remedy the situation, usually between 3-7 days. If the tenant does not comply with the notice, the landlord can then file an eviction lawsuit with the court. Eviction typically takes 60-120 days to complete depending on which county your property is located in.
If the landlord prevails in court, they will be given a judgment for possession of the property. This judgment will order the sheriff to remove the tenants from the premises. The sheriff will serve the tenants with a notice to vacate, which will give them a specific amount of time to do so, usually between 24-48 hours. If the tenants do not comply with this notice, the sheriff will physically remove them from the property.
For tenants having limited time to remove personal property, the landlord will be allowed to throw away items deemed as garage. Any important items such as memorabilia or other important personal information will need to be given ample time by state regulations.
The eviction process can be lengthy and expensive, so landlords need to have a solid understanding of their state’s laws before proceeding. Many states have specific requirements that must be met for an eviction to be successful, so it is important to consult with an attorney beforehand.
In most cases, tenants who are being evicted will be able to find other housing. However, there are some instances where they may end up homeless. If this is a concern, there are various resources available to help them find new housing, such as government assistance programs or nonprofit organizations.
If you’re wanting to avoid the eviction process HouseMax can still help with the sale of your property. Call us at 913-777-7653 or visit www.HouseMax.com
Here at HouseMax we can offer cash for keys, this will motivate the tenants at the property to move out of the property on the said date and continue with the sale of the property. The final option is to continue with the sale of the property and negotiate with the new property owner to keep the tenants inside. This is not our favorite option since there are so many variables but we can discuss this on a case-by-case basis.
Below are some additional links that will help you contact your local government and rules and regulation in case you decide to evict them the legal way.
Check out this link regarding tenant belongings:
What to Do with Tenant Belongings After Eviction (ALL STATES)
Summer 2022 Report: The State of Eviction and Foreclosure Risk
Additional information about the eviction process in your neighborhood:
Jackson – https://www.16thcircuit.org/landlord-tenant
Johnson – https://jocosheriff.org/operations-bureau/civil-collections/evictions/eviction-process
Clay – https://clayclerk.com/departments/civil-court-services/evictions/
Cass – https://www.casscounty.com
Wyandotte – https://www.wycokck.org/Departments/Neighborhood-Resource-Center/Landlord-Tenant