Tenant Eviction Notice without Cause

by Vincent Davis on August 9, 2013

In some situations, your landlord may ask you to vacate the property even if you have paid all your rent on time and have not behaved in a way that would allow an eviction for cause. Eviction law allows landlords to still ask you to move out, but you must be afforded some extra protections.
First, for eviction notices without cause, the landlord must give you a longer period of notice to vacate, generally 30 or 60 days. This lengthened time period is designed to allow you to find another place to live.
If your apartment is covered by rent control laws, however, you may be entitled to an exception and could prevent your landlord from evicting you without cause entirely. Some state laws require a landlord to be able to prove a legally recognized reason for termination of the lease on rent controlled apartments. These statutes are called “just cause eviction protection,” and make it so that landlords can only evict for certain, specified reasons.
Lawsuits for Eviction
If you have not moved out or fixed the defect in the lease after receiving a notice to vacate, the landlord must go forward with a lawsuit to remove you from the property.

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