No. No matter what the tenant agreed to in the lease, a landlord must go through the court process. A landlord may never change the locks, or engage in any similar self-help eviction tactics. It makes no difference what the lease terms are. It makes no difference that the landlord may […]
No. A landlord cannot break the lease with a tenant to move back in the rental property. The tenant has the right to remain in the rental property until the end of the lease term, so long as the tenant in not in breach of the terms, such as paying rent, […]
No. With the notice to terminate tenancy a/k/a “20-day” notice the landlord must go through the exact same court eviction process as with a 3-day notice to pay rent or vacate and/or 10-day notice to comply or vacate. If the tenant does not comply with the notice, the notice to terminate tenancy is […]
No. A landlord cannot just change the locks because there is no written rental agreement, or there was a lease that has now expired. The landlord must go through the eviction process in court.