How to evict tenants in a proper way going accoding to the law?

The lease states the “rent is $450” which they pay on time and that “tenants are responsible for all utilities”. I did the agreeement with this tenant who brought his girlfriend without permission. She said that “we cannot be responsible for a bill that the landlord is responsible for” and the bill came out to $200. Another thing, it’s been 3 months living there and they haven’t trash the garbage which I got a ticket for last month nor have they paid the water. I gave them a copy of the bill and also notice of the date due.

Asked on November 10, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you believe that the tenants are not abiding by the written lease agreement that you have with them, you need to carefully read its terms in that the lease sets forth the obligations owed to you by them and vice versa in the absence of conflicting state law.

If there is a breach of the lease and you want them out, you serve them with a thirty day eviction notice stating the reasons for the eviction. If you just want the money owed you and you really do not care if the tenants stay or remain, I would serve them with a 3 day notice to pay or quit. If they do not pay what is owed, then you serve them with a filed unlawful detainer action.

I suggest that you consult with a landlord tenant attorney further about your situation. Good luck.


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