YOU SHOULD NEVER LET A TENANT GET BEHIND ON THEIR RENT....
Tenants who cannot or do not pay rent, probably have no assets so your money is probably lost forever. Stop the losses immediately. Evict them without delay.
ACT IMMEDIATELY AND CUT YOUR LOSSES . .
When your tenants have not paid their rent, immediately fill out and give them a
If the tenants do not pay rent or move out by the date on your Termination Notice have a paralegal file an application for eviction with the Landlord and Tenant Board. You can do that yourself if you prefer. The form can be found here...
Filing your Termination application can take a couple weeks. An eviction hearing will be scheduled. The hearing will usually be in about three weeks after your Termination application has been filed.
If you are successful and obtain an eviction order, the tenant will have ten days to comply with the order.
If they do not move out, you must file the eviction order with the Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff will forcibly evict the tenant. This eviction takes another two weeks or so.
In total, from the time you issue the Notice of Termination, the eviction process can take between 5 and 8 weeks.
Yes, you can easily obtain a judgment in Small Claims Court for the rent owing and related costs.
If you could not collect your rent, they will probably never pay the judgment. Finding them, then finding their assets will probably take more time than it is worth. You have been had. It is that simple.
No court will not collect your judgment for you.
CUT YOUR LOSSES AND BE MORE CAREFUL SELECTING TENANTS IN THE FUTURE.
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