FAQ Tag: lease terms

My lease terms say that if the tenant is in default I can change the locks, or skip the pay or vacate notice. Is this enforceable?

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 […]