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
TALK TO YOUR LANDLORD
- 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.
KEEP COPIES OF IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
- Your lease agreement and any addendum
- Rent receipts
- Security deposit receipts
- written communications with your landlord