Landlords and Tenants
General obligations of landlords and tenants
Landlord-tenant disputes are a common occurrence in the renting process, and many can be avoided if both parties are aware of their rights and responsibilities.
General obligations of tenants
A landlord may not evict a tenant without a court order. The landlord may begin eviction proceedings if a tenant:
Q - How do I evict a tenant for non-payment of rent?
A – To evict a tenant for non-payment only, you need to submit a Petition for Non-Payment of Rent form with court costs and service fee. (This form is not available at our office; however it may be purchased from many office supply companies and some housing associations.)
Upon filing, you will be given a court date, generally within 15 business days. If the judge rules in your favor, you will be given a judgment of possession. If tenant fails to vacate the property, you can file an execution (service fee required) and the Sheriff's Department will stand-by while the eviction is enforced.