Legal Assistance for Landlords Dealing With Eviction
Understanding the eviction process and getting support from a landlord/tenant attorney will reduce your stress and make a difficult situation run smoothly.
How to Navigate the Eviction Process in Your State
Every state has its own eviction laws. Your first step should be to understand the local regulations including the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA) which has been adopted in at least 21 states. Below are the basic steps in any eviction process.
- Make sure you have a valid reason for eviction (such as failure to pay rent)
- Talk to your tenants to attempt to remedy the situation before starting formal eviction
- Be empathetic, but be clear and direct about what will happen if they don’t comply
- If you decide to evict, you must post/send adequate notice of eviction
- After the statutory time to respond has passed, file your eviction with the local court
- Prepare evidentiary documents and attend court hearings to argue your case
- Evict the tenant (use a local sheriff if the tenant does not leave on their own)
With over 31% of Americans skipping rent payments due to the Coronavirus*, it’s never been more important to have the help of a landlord/tenant lawyer to make sure the eviction process goes well Join LegalShield now and speak with an attorney in 4 hours or less.
Eviction Notices Done Right
The formal eviction process starts when you post an eviction notice. Join LegalShield, download an attorney drafted eviction template, fill it out and submit it for review. This approach ensures you’re doing everything correctly without spending thousands on hourly legal fees. Other documents that may become important include the following.
- The lease agreement between you and the tenant
- Bounced checks or other evidence of breach by the tenant
- Records of communication between you and the tenant
- Proof the tenant received your eviction notice
- The eviction papers you need to file with the court
LegalShield makes it easy to draft and organize the eviction documents you need in a way that follows the law and produces good results. View all plan benefits and pricing
Powerful Legal Representation at a Price You Can Afford
Confronting tenants can be intimidating. Arguing your case effectively can be a challenge when you’re you’re in an emotional state and not familiar with the law.
LegalShield members feel confident knowing their attorney is there to support them no matter the circumstances. Beyond providing unlimited legal advice by phone, your attorney can make phone calls and write letters to your tenant at no additional charge.
If you do end up in court, your attorney will make sure you’re fully prepared or attend hearings and argue your case for 25% off their standard hourly fees. No matter what, you’ll get better results, be less stressed and save a ton of money on legal fees.
How a LegalShield Small Business Plan Works for Eviction
All LegalShield plans come jam-packed with valuable benefits. When it comes to getting through the eviction process, the most common plan usage is in two areas.
CONSULTATION AND ADVICE
You can speak with a landlord/tenant lawyer in your area to get legal advice about navigating the eviction process, the local laws you need to follow and the steps you should to take to protect your rental property.
TEMPLATES AND DOCUMENT REVIEW
You can submit any documents up to 15 pages each and have your attorney provide feedback. Also, you can download attorney drafted eviction templates, fill them out and have your attorney make sure they are correct.
You get the best of both worlds. You have the help of an attorney to make sure the eviction process is handled correctly AND you save a ton of money.
Key Features of Our Small Business Legal Plans
LegalShield’s business plans can help you in the following areas.
Speak with your provider attorney on an unlimited number of business legal issues. One hour of legal research on each matter is included at no additional charge.
Your provider attorney can make phone calls or write letters on your behalf. Depending on the type of plan, a designated number of debt collection letters are included each month at no additional charge.
Have your provider attorney review documents and contracts up to 15 pages each. Preparation of documents is provided under the preferred member discount.
Your provider attorney can defend your business in covered civil lawsuits. Depending on the type of plan, a designated number of pre-trial hours and trial hours are included at no additional charge.