For some tenants, the threat of eviction is an everyday occurrence. And for others, it’s the last thought on their minds. How is this possible? It’s because the second party knows how to avoid potential eviction.
Here are some tips to ensure your landlord won’t evict you:
* Pay your rent on time. And make certain you pay the complete amount.
* Read your lease agreement. This agreement stipulates all the rules established by the landlord for living in the apartment or rental home. It will cover everything from pets to noise levels to appropriate parking spaces. Be sure to follow these rules.
* Atone for any damages. If you or a guest of yours causes damage to the apartment, contact your landlord immediately and discuss how you can get the repairs covered. The landlord may offer to do the work, and charge you the fee. Or the landlord may be OK with having you handle and pay for the repairs yourself.
Of course, when your lease agreement expires, your landlord may opt to not renew the agreement, and while it’s not an eviction, you will need to vacate the apartment or rental unit on the end date of the lease. Also, if something comes up on the landlord’s end like the property has been sold, the landlord or new owner can go through legal channels and provide you with a 30-day or 60-day termination of lease notice. This type of eviction should not be reflected on your rental history report, as it is caused by the landlord, not your actions or behaviors.