The Eviction Process and what you need to know as a Landlord

Becoming a landlord can be a great experience. You will have the opportunity to meet new people, while also bringing in some extra income. Unfortunately, there will be times when you run into a problem tenant that will drive you crazy. And when that problem tenant violates the lease agreement, you may be forced to evict the tenant. But what does this entail?

1) Warning

It is good practice to give your tenant a verbal warning and sufficient time to correct the problem at hand. If the tenant fails to correct the problem, then you can move on with the eviction proceedings.

2) Filing Court

The next step is to file your case in rent court. And if the judge finds in favor of you, the landlord, you can begin the eviction process.

3) Eviction Notifications

In Baltimore City law states a minimum of two notifications must be given to the tenant:

  1. The second notification must be via first class mail with a Certificate of Mailing from the post office, at least 15 days before the eviction date.
  2. The third notification must be posted on the tenant’s door, at least eight days prior to the eviction date.

The written and posted notice must state:

  • The district court case number
  • Eviction date and time
  • Explanation that eviction will occur on that date, unless the tenant moves out or pays the amount ordered by the court to remain a tenant
  • Any property left by the tenant will be considered abandoned and may be disposed of by the landlord
  • This is the final notice of eviction, even if the eviction date is postponed by the sheriff or a judge. Also explain:
    • Holidays and weekends count as days toward eviction
    • If the sheriff or judge postpones the eviction date for any reason, the landlord is not required to provide additional notice to the tenant

In the counties surrounding Baltimore, MD sheriff’s departments require informing a tenant of the eviction date before the actual physical date.

Auburn Rose can help!

At Auburn Rose Property Management, we offer Eviction and Rent Court Services and will help you comply with state and federal laws regarding evictions. We’ll also handle all eviction proceedings and Maryland court appearances:

  • Filing court notices
  • Representing property clients in court
  • Mailing and posting Notice of Eviction
  • Calling sheriff to schedule eviction
  • Changing locks
  • Meeting sheriff on day of eviction with all receipts
  • Securing property
  • Hauling services

More information is available in our Eviction Q&A.

If you want to learn more about The Eviction Process and Property Management or if you have any questions, please contact Auburn Rose Property Management by calling (443) 928-2220 or visit our website today!

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