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Late Rent and Eviction Advice from an Atlanta Property Manager
The first thing you need to know about late rent and potential evictions is that you can take steps to avoid these problems from the beginning.
Free Legal Aid provides useful information about eviction. In addition to the video here, be sure you check out other resources.
Landlords may also request an Order of Possession when a tenant gives proper notice to move out, or at the end of a fixed-term tenancy that requires the tenant to move out. An Order of Possession is a legal order that requires the tenant to vacate the property by a certain date, often as soon as 48 hours later. check to learn more.
An eviction notice is a letter sent by a property owner, commonly known as the “landlord” or “lessor”, to the tenant of their property for a violation of the leased premise. Most notices are served due to a tenant’s failure to pay rent on-time or not paying rent in full on the due-date. check to learn more.
A retaliatory eviction occurs when a landlord attempts to evict a tenant after the tenant has taken an action that bothers the landlord in some way. The tenant may have complained about maintenance issues or even attempted to organize the other tenants in the property. check to learn more.
Eviction seems harsh, but it’s the business of rental properties. If a tenant can’t pay, you have to remove them from your property. Sometimes, it’s as simple as asking them to leave. Other times, you will have to go through the formal eviction process. check to learn more.
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