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how do i kick out a tenant?

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Do not let your tenants dictate the terms... if its month to month lease, you can give them the notice at anytime.  If an annual lease is signed, you cannot give them notice before the end of said lease unless they are violating the lease. Remind them the day they need to be moving and evict if they do not vacate your property.  You do not need a reason.  However, if they refuse to leave, you can go through legal procedure to evict them and that normally is time and energy consuming...could take up to 6 month or more from the date of notice...that is why pre-qualify a good tenant is VERY important and saves you a lot unnecessary troubles later on.
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August 19 2013
If your property is in NJ then contact TurboEvict.com.
This website manages the entire eviction for 1 fee and online.
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August 19 2013
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If you plan to evict a tenant due to violations of lease and state laws related to landlord/tenant rights, then pull up your state's landlord tenant laws and follow the proper procedure for eviction.

If you wish to terminate a  month to month tenancy, give the proper notice as required by state law.   If you wish to break a lease,  then it is much more difficult.   I'd come up with a lot of money to pay out their lease term, financial help in finding a new apartment and complete moving expenses.

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August 16 2013
You can remove a tenant, but there needs to be a paper trail, in case the tenant sues you and a judge hears the case. Review your state's laws regarding tenant/landlord law. Serve the tenant with a 3-day notice if the issue is late rent or a 7-day notice with either the right to cure or no right to cure, which would state they have 7-days to leave. If they do not leave after 7 days, you can start the eviction proceedings, which may take 21-30 days, varies from state/state and county/county. I would recommend you find someone who can do the eviction for you and process the paperwork, our guy here charges about 300 bucks for the work, but well worth it.

If the person in the house has no lease, they are a squatter and they have no rental rights, evict them asap. A property manager may be a good person to work with, if you have a lot of tenant issues. Finding the right tenant on the front end, can resolve these issues on the back end.

Best of luck to you,
Liz
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August 16 2013
I know up north a few years back you had to send them a written notice to vacate... a 30 day one. Then you had to leave another 30 one, then one more than makes 90 days total. The only exception was a old law regarding old 'share cropper property' and you could send a 24hr. notice..period.
It may have been a thing at the time and it may have been a thing in that state but if you check with your local sheriff's / magistrates office you may find some old laws there and whatever are written is what you have to go by for your county.

I would not write any reasons down as to why, you don't need one and if you put one down on a piece of paper it may not be the right one, then you have a discriminating thing going on.
A lawyer maybe a good investment with that part.
We live in the land of the offended remember...
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August 16 2013
Don't let your tenants dictate the terms; if there is no written lease in place, then you can give them notice at any time for any or no reason.
If they are on a lease, then you cannot give them notice before the end of said lease unless they are violating it in someway.
Remind them of the date they need to be out by, then evict if they don't vacate. You do NOT need a reason.
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