Landlord Tenant Matters

When can a landlord evict a tenant?


Contrary to what many people believe, tenants can be evicted at any time of year, even if they have children, as long as the landlord has a valid legal reason for the eviction, such as a breach of the lease, major rapiers requiring a vacant premises or demolition of the property. Nonetheless, tenants who pay their rent on time and live up to their other obligations have an ongoing right to live in the rented premises without interference by the landlord. Special rules often apply to tenants living in subsidized housing, who have fewer rights than most other tenants.

If a landlord tries to evict a tenant and the tenant disputes the eviction, the landlord will have to prove (often, in front of a government rental housing tribunal) there is a valid legal reason for the eviction. Common reasons for evicting a tenant include: non-payment of rent, continually paying rent late, significantly disturbing others in the building damaging the property, committing an illegal act on the property, and overcrowding. Tenants are normally responsible for any children or guests in the home, and may be evicted for their actions as well.

Landlords must go through a series of legal steps and make certain official notices to the tenant before eviction can happen.

If you have received an eviction notice, Oracle legal services can help you get the best possible outcome resolution for you.