If the tenant violates the contract in a significant way – for example, by failing to pay their rent in full and on time – the landlord has various options. One of the landlord’s options is to try to have the tenant evicted.
A tenant may not correct violations that are irreparable violations or have repeated (3 or more) lease violations in a year.
- If you have fallen behind on your rent,
- If you believe your landlord may try to have you evicted for nonpayment or any other violation of your lease or rental agreement,
- If you received a written Notice from your landlord,
- If you have been served with a Summons and eviction Complaint, or
- If you have already had an eviction judgment entered against you.