If my tenants don’t have a lease, how can I legally evict them?

Asked on November 6, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Oklahoma


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If your tenants do not have a written lease, they are at-will tenants. So if they pay you, usually the term is now a month to month or week to week depending on how they pay you. You must go through the regular and legal eviction proceedings according to your state stautes. This is the only method wherein you would be legally able to have them move out. So this requires a quit or pay and then a summons for eviction.

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