When it comes to evicting a tenant, it is absolutely essential to get all the details right. Making a mistake can cost time and money, or even lead to unwanted legal action. From paperwork to compliance with the letter of the law, this is one process where you really, really don’t want to make any mistakes. Read on to find out why.
1. Emotions are running high.
Eviction is a sensitive process. Whether you have a commercial tenant or a residential tenant, nobody is happy when they have to vacate a property where they spend a significant amount of time either personally or professionally. Emotions run high during an eviction, and even when you are completely justified and within your rights to evict your tenant, you may find that tenants look for any reason they can find to accuse you of wrongdoing.
2. Mistakes can make the process take longer.
When you’re evicting a tenant, time is money. The more swiftly the eviction takes place, the sooner you will be able to find a new tenant for the property — and you can stop losing money! If you make mistakes with the notices, dates, or other details, the entire eviction can be thrown out, which means you will have to start the process over again from the beginning. That includes all the wait times!
3. Errors are EXPENSIVE!
Many landlords try to handle the eviction process themselves, without the help of an attorney. This is almost always a bad idea. Typically, the landlord will make a mistake of some sort, and hiring a lawyer to fix the mistake and carry out the eviction ends up being considerably more expensive than just partnering with a lawyer and getting it right from the start. Not to mention the money you lose if your tenant isn’t paying rent.
Partner with an experienced lawyer to minimize costs and evict your tenant swiftly.
At Atlas Law, we provide significant value to our clients through landlord advocacy. We invite you to rethink your relationship with your real estate attorney. We do not charge for client phone calls, client emails, or travel. We just charge a flat fee for evictions — that’s it. Are you ready to get started? If so, give us a call at (813) 241-8269. We can’t wait to hear from you!