Eviction is the legal procedure to force a tenant to leave the premises. A landlord must lave a legal reason for eviction, such as the tenant not paying rent or violating other lease terms.
In most states any residential tenant or subtenant can be evicted for one of these reasons:
- Remaining in the apartment after the end of the lease period;
- Violating any part of the lease agreement;
- Failing to pay any rent due;
- Committing drug-related offenses.
The landlord usually must give the tenant written notice that the lease has been terminated.