A tenant can be evicted for various reasons. Some common reasons are failure to pay rent destruction of property, or failure to follow rules and regulations. Before a landlord can file a lawsuit to evict a tenant, the tenant must be served a copy of a notice to quit. A notice to quit is a demand to vacate the property. After the specified time on the notice to quit has passed, a complaint may be filed in district court. There is a fee for filing the complaint. A copy of the complaint and a notice of court hearing must be served on the tenant. If the tenant fails to appear at the court hearing and answer the complaint, a default judgment for possession of the property and money judgment may be entered. Ten days after the default judgement has been entered, the landlord may obtain a document called an Order of Eviction. This authorizes the landlord to evict the tenant and remove the tenant’s belongings from the property.
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