General grounds for eviction include:
- A tenant breaches a lease term (including not paying rent) and fails to surrender possession upon demand.
- A tenant holds over after the termination of their lease and fails to surrender possession upon demand.
- The occupant is a tenant at will or by sufferance and fails to surrender possession upon demand.
- The occupant is a squatter or squatter’s tenant and fails to surrender possession upon demand.
A Notice to Vacate must be given to the tenant.
The landlord must give a tenant who defaults (breaches a lease term, including not paying rent) or holds over after the end of the rental term or renewal period at least three days written notice to vacate unless the parties have contracted for a shorter or longer notice period in a written lease or agreement.
In case of Foreclosure, the written notice to vacate must be given 30 days in advance
Notice to Vacate should be delivered in person or by affixing to the inside of the main entry door. OR by registered mail.
Oral notice is generally considered insufficient.
AFTER THE TIME NOTED IN THE NOTICE TO VACATE, THE NEXT STEP IS TO FILE THE EVICTION SUIT.
The form can be found here. Fill out completely and deliver to the court.
Delivery can be made by:
- dropping the paperwork into the dropbox outside of the courthouse
- or via E-File.