Evictions are generally very simple. In fact, many tenants will vacate the premises after receiving the notice. However, occasionally the process gets out of hand when you have a tenant who refuses to leave, or a tenant who files a countersuit against you. We only represent landlords and creditors, we do not represent tenants. We understand the importance of cash flow. Thus, we work hard to move the process along as quickly as possible.
The first step is to serve the tenant with an eviction notice. This is essentially the method of letting the tenant know that the landlord is terminating the lease. If the tenant does not leave, the next step is to file a lawsuit. Luckily for landlords, evictions follow an expedited process. Typically, the eviction notice must only be given a few days before bringing the lawsuit. Most of the time, from the moment of serving the eviction notice you can expect to have an empty rental unit within two weeks, even if you have to file a lawsuit.
- 1. Landlord gives eviction notice.
- 2. Some tenants may decide to leave on their own, which means you are essentially done with the process. However, it is still be a good idea to seek legal help to ensure the eviction and all related paperwork was done correctly.
- 3. If the tenants decide not to leave, wait the required amount of time and then file an eviction lawsuit.
- 4. Serve the summons and complaint on the tenant.
- 5. The tenant has three business days to file an answer, after which a hearing will be held.
- 6. If the Judge enters an order for the landlord, then the tenant may be evicted, typically by a sheriff.
Call Carr Law at (801) 810-7002 in Salt Lake City or (435) 243-7002 in Tooele for a free initial consultation. Additionally, you can email Ken Carr directly at Ken@carrlawutah.com.