A legal process to remove tenants who have violated the terms of the lease, or who have not paid.
You must make sure to follow the proper procedures for eviction. If you fail to follow proper procedure, you may have to start the process all over again. If you fail to evict a non-paying tenant properly, you may actually owe them money.
Fixed Term Tenancy
A tenancy with a distinctive beginning and end point. It is more restrictive, but allows more stability.
The legal rights a landlord has. These rights vary wildly from state to state, and city to city. Make sure to learn your individual landlord rights before you decide to be a landlord, or make any rental agreement.
A person who lives on a property without permission.
It is important to note any communication asking them to leave. If it is perceived that you have allowed the squatter to stay at the property for a given period of time, the squatter may have legal rights to remain on the property.
Surrender of Tenancy
An agreement by both the landlord and tenant have agreed to end the tenancy. This should be in writing.
If your tenant rents to a third party, this is known as a subtenant.
Tenancy at Will
A lease with no written rental agreement. This is very dangerous, and should be avoided.
Tenants have different rights in different cities. These are the rights a tenant has when renting, and some cities have unusual items a tenant is entitled to.
Most cities have tenant rights posted on a public website.
The time frame for the lease.
Someone who is visiting your tenant (such as an overnight guest).