An agent rented it out for us, don't think she ran a credit check because now he says he doesn't have any money to pay his rent. It's only his second month in there.
Evictions for nonpayment of rent are commenced by serving the tenant with a 3 day pay or quit notice. If you have not done it before, please get some legal assistance as I have seen many agents mess these things up.
An eviction case can take anywhere from one to six months, depending on whether or not the tenant defaults, requests a jury trial, and court congestion.
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It can take a month, a few months, six months, a year is not unheard of (though rare).
How long will depend on too many factors to list here. You only have control of some of those factors. The tenant and the court will control other factors.
But, one way to make sure it goes faster is to control those factors you can control, and that means hiring a qualified local landlord tenant attorney to make sure everything is done properly.
An uncontested (default) eviction can be processed from 3 day notice to judgment for possession in about a month, assuming everything goes smoothly and the Court clerk is not over loaded. However, if the tenant does contest the eviction (files an answer, conducts discovery, and appears for trial), or the Court clerk is slow to process and return pleadings, the eviction will normally take two to four months. If there is a problem with your case that needs to be fixed (i.e. potentially successful tenant defenses), the eviction can take even longer to complete depending on the particular defense and how it is remedied.
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