My tenant has not been paying rent and owes me a lot of money. Please let me know how to recover my funds and also evict the tenant.
First, you need to send a written notice to vacate, giving the tenant 3 days to leave. When they don't, go to the Justice of the Peace for the precinct where the property is located, and file an eviction. Bring a copy of the lease, your notice to vacate, and your rent records. You can also seek a judgment for the unpaid rent, up to $10,000.00, in the same case.
The JP will have a citation issued and served, and will set a court date. Show up at the court date with your records, explain (briefly) what happened, and tell the judge you want possession and a judgment for the unpaid rent. If they're not gone by the 6th day after the court hearing, go back to the JP and ask for a writ of possession, which is the authority for the Constable to go and physically move them out.
Last, don't forget to send a notice within 30 days after they leave, telling them how their security deposit was applied (which will presumably be applied to the unpaid rent.) If you don't have a forwarding address, send the notice to the property address.
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