Eviction Timelines and How They Vary

April 6, 2021 | Bill Henry

Landlords always ask our eviction attorneys: how long before the eviction forces tenants out of my rental property? Even though evictions follow strict regulations, eviction timelines vary between cases.

Evictions attorney Dylan Becker discusses eviction timelines and what can affect them.

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Eviction Timelines Vary

The time it takes for a tenant to vacate your premises after being served with an eviction notice can vary from case to case.

That means your rental property is not earning income while you wait to have that problem tenant evicted from your rental apartment or house.

That defeats the purpose of owning a rental property. As a landlord, you want to rent out that property again as soon as possible, right?

What You Need to Know about Eviction Timelines

When you work with an eviction attorney, they’ll want to know what type of eviction do you have? Evictions can be residential or commercial.

The eviction will be based on rent or compliance. They can also be based on a renter’s failure to leave.

Eviction timelines depend on those types of factors. How quickly you can resolve your problem and rent your property again depends on the type of eviction you’re filing.

Eviction Timelines: Other Factors

Once the complaint is filed with the court, you are required to return to court roughly seven to 14 days later. This is called the Return Hearing.

Depending on what happens at that hearing, you will likely receive a court hearing and an Evidentiary Hearing a week later.

If the court rules in your favor, you must wait at least 48 hours before getting a writ of restitution.

The End is in Sight

The writ of restitution is the document you take to the sheriff to schedule a lockout of the renter. Eviction timelines can be stalled a little here because you’re pretty much at the mercy of the sheriff’s schedule.

Connect With an Eviction Attorney

An eviction can be painful for both a tenant and a landlord. The tenant faces searching for a new place to live and possible credit problems after an eviction. A landlord must make any necessary repairs to the property and finding a new tenant. It’s not a pleasant situation for anyone.

However, an experienced eviction attorney can help you sort through the various steps along the way.

If You’re a Landlord

If you have questions about eviction timelines, filing evictions, or how an eviction attorney can assist you in this process, set up a free case assessment. Call 303-688-0944 or click here to schedule that meeting online.

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