I have given a 30 day notice but my tenant (who are my parents) say they will not leave. What do I do next? Do I need a lawyer?
Real Estate Attorney
You have to file a lawsuit to evict them. A lot of people handle their own evictions but many of them are landlords who have been through th mill before. Since it sounds like this is your first time, you might do everything "right", but if the notice was improper or improperly delivered or filled out...., or you haven't waited the requisite amount of time to sue, or your pleadings are defective......you may be back at step one before you know it, with angrier non-paying "tenants" still in occupancy.....
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Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney
You will have to file a lawsuit to evict the tenant.
You may use a lawyer. Many landlords do. You may proceed on your own. This might elogngate the process, but perhaps not.