Help for Tenants Facing Eviction
Eviction is when a landlord has a tenant legally removed from their apartment.
Reasons you could be facing eviction:
- Non-payment of rent
- Violations of the lease agreement.
- Tenancy at will: Eviction can occur if you don’t have a signed lease document with your landlord and pay month-to-month (tenancy at will), in which case a landlord can pursue eviction even if your rent is fully paid and you haven’t done anything wrong.
Eviction Help is available
If you haven’t yet received an eviction notice
- Behind on the rent? Talk to your landlord about creating a repayment plan.
- Did you break the terms of your lease? Explain to your landlord how you plan to resolve it.
- Is your landlord proposing a rent increase you can’t afford? Ask if they will take a smaller increase. You should also ask for a lease so that your rent will not increase again during the lease period.
- If your landlord is selling or renovating? Try to negotiate an agreement that gives you enough time and resources to move out.
- Your lease agreement and any addendum
- Rent receipts
- Security deposit receipts
- written communications with your landlord