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Can a landlord take matters into their own hands to evict a tenant?

Posted by Debi Rumph | Feb 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The short answer is no.  If a landlord attempts to do so, it can lead to a host of problems. These actions can result in extra penalties and court costs for the landlord. When a landlord skirts the legal requirements of providing notice of termination of a lease and the commencement of eviction proceedings, and instead starts throwing a tenant's stereo out the window, changing the locks, cutting off the electricity, etc., they are committing an illegal “self-help” eviction. Taking matters into their own hands is never a good solution for landlords.  Tenants have rights.

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Debi Rumph

The Law Offices of Debi V. Rumph and Debi's Tenant Clinic Corner About Us Since July 2005, The Residential Realty Law Firm provided a wide range of legal services as it related to home ownership. However, on July 1, 2012, The Residential Realty Law Firm became the Law Offices of Debi V. Rumph. Debi pr...


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