Tenant's year lease expired May 1, 2009 now only verbal month to month lease. tenant failed to pay July rent and August rent. Filed for bankruptcy July 27, 2009. What are my options? How and when can i evict the tenant? The tenant is still residing there. The water utiities are not included in the rent, however if tenant does not pay the landlord is responsible. Also there are unpaid water bills. Under the written lease there were late fees when rent was paid late. Does this rule carry over to the month to month lease? If it does can i get paid for these? Tenant informed me about the bankruptcy and expressed that they want to still reside there and will get the rent paid up. tenant did not say that i was to be included in the filing. The house is filthy and will need huge cleaning.