Did you know you can use a 24 hour eviction notice if you have a problem tenant who is damaging your property or may be threatening you or other tenants in the same property? You don’t have to go through the 14 day eviction process.
You can immediately serve them a 24 hour eviction notice.
If they don’t vacate within the 24 hour period you can complete the old process of going through the courts, or by using the RTDRS. Just make sure you make them aware you issued a 24 hour eviction so you receive a speedier hearing due to the severity of the issue!
24 Hour Eviction Notice Caveats
Now, before you simply use this for a tenant who accidentally put a hole in the wall, or who yelled at you last month, there are some guide rules.
It does have to be significant damage. Think damage that would be intentional or that would be far greater than the security deposit and that the tenant obviously has zero intention of repairing.
If it’s something the tenant could easily repair or fix there is a good chance the 24 hour eviction could be thrown out. If however it’s a series of holes in every wall, you probably have a much better chance of getting them out.
The other important consideration is timing.
If the issue at hand took place a month ago and you attempt to use a 24 hour eviction now, it will get thrown out as well. If it truly was serious enough to require a 24 hour eviction notice, shouldn’t the notice be served immediately rather than at a convenient time a month or even a week later?
It’s important to know when and why you should use a 24 hour eviction notice even if you never need it. If you understand how it works it can make a huge difference those rare times you actually do need it.