The reality of owning rental units is that you may have to remove a tenant at some point. Terminating the tenancy properly is the first step. There are at least five different reasons why a landlord may need to end the tenancy. Each has a specific legal notice that must be given to the tenant. The law regarding serving the notice has changed and doing it incorrectly is a sure way to lose in court.

Changing the locks on a rental unit or turning off the utilities are both prohibited, regardless of the actions of the tenant. Allowing rent to go unpaid for many months can impair or prohibit the landlord’s ability to evict the tenant.

Our attorneys represent property management companies and individual owners in court. We understand how and when to file notices, how to serve them properly, and how to negotiate with a tenant to efficiently terminate a tenancy.


Contact Abendroth Russell Barnett before you go to court to assist you in terminating the tenancy correctly and legally.