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 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.