It’s tough to know how to prepare for something you’ve never done before, including meeting with an eviction attorney. This FAQ offers some terrific tips about how to prepare for your first meeting.
Documentation should be your first priority going into your eviction case assessment. A paper trail will lay a solid foundation for your case.
You should bring to your appointment:
- your lease agreement
- any text messages between you and the tenant
- any communications with a rental assistance program, if one is involved
Things can get sticky when your tenant is related to you or a friend of a friend. You may feel guilty about evicting this person and wish you could handle this without involving the courts. Nevertheless, if you do not take action you can expect the behavior or non-payment to continue. Our experience has been that most tenants to not start paying. Unfortunately, things often get worse.
Our attorneys understand that this is an emotional situation. You will need to keep us in the loop regarding any direct conversations you have with your tenant. This way, we can better prepare and advise you.
An eviction is not a fun process for anyone. Your tenant will likely be upset, understandably so. Sometimes unhappy tenants may intentionally damage your property before leaving. It’s important to understand Colorado security deposit laws and accounting procedures. These are questions your attorney will be glad to answer.
You want to know what to expect in the immediate future —the eviction process—and afterward. Ask these questions so your attorney can make sure you’re prepared.