Tenant Eviction: What you need to know as a renter?

Published On December 14, 2016 | By Kenzie Antiro | Real Estate

For landlords, evicting one tenant and getting another is nothing but just a business. The reason for eviction could be untimely payment of rent by the current tenant or any other tenant agreeing to pay more rent than what the present one is paying.

When you are evicted from a PG in Kota, finding another PG perhaps is not a difficult task. But if you are evicted from, let’s say, room for rent in Greater Noida, finding another place on rent in this big city after is not a child’s play. The tenant eviction process is a formal thing and requires certain procedures to be implemented from the landlord. Here is what you must know about tenant eviction as a renter:

Types of Eviction Notices

The terminology for the various termination notice may vary in accordance with the state laws, but usually, there are 3 types of tenant eviction notices about which you must know:

  1. Pay Rent or Quit Notice

This notice is served when you have not paid the rental amount for the rented apartment. This notice will give you a time period of 3-5 days for either paying the rent or moving out.

  1. Cure or Quit Notice

This notice is served in the case when the tenant violates any terms as laid down in the lease agreement. For instance, if you have turned your room for rent in Greater Noida into a party club, the landlord can serve you this notice because you frequently break the ‘no excessive noise’ clause. Hence, it acts as an indication to either lower down the volume or set your repertoire somewhere else.

  1. Unconditional Quit Notice

This notice orders the tenant to vacate the rental property without any chance to pay the due rent or correct any violations done to the lease agreement. This notice is usually served when the tenant repeatedly violates the lease agreement or delay in paying the rent on a continuous basis or incurs damages to the premises. Usually, a 30 or 60 days’ notice is served to the tenants when the landlord does not specify any particular reason for ending the tenant-landlord relationship.

What the tenant should do after receiving an eviction notice from the landlord?

Once the eviction notice is received from the landlord, you are required to either move out or pay the rent or make sure not to violate the terms of the lease agreement. In case, any of the aforementioned things are not done, the landlord will serve a summons for eviction.

In the court of law, the tenant has every right to put forward his/her defense. In the case of getting hauled into any law court, the tenants can pinpoint the tricky paperwork done by the landlord while preparing the lease agreement. They can even point the low maintenance of the rental property done by the landlord.

The above points can indeed be of help in case you get trapped in any trouble with the landlord and he summons an eviction notice.

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