Eviction Notices in Maryland
As a property owner or investor, a problematic tenant is always a possibility, from those that ignore lease stipulations like no-pet clauses to those that engage in illegal activities or fail to pay rent. Done correctly, the legal method to remove a tenant—the eviction process—is relatively straightforward and swift. However, done improperly, it can result in having to start the process over again, losing income, or even dealing with significant legal problems.
In most cases, the best option is to seek the assistance of a professional. At Tidewater Property Management, we can help you throughout the eviction process, from preparing the initial eviction notices to working with the court and finding new, responsible tenants. We will work with you and your real estate attorney to ensure the process is done professionally and properly, making it as painless as possible while avoiding liabilities. With nearly 30 years of property management experience in Maryland, we have the knowledge and experience to help you through every step of the process.
How Do You Deliver an Eviction Notice?
There are many rules and regulations that apply to evictions, and they vary widely by state and even by city. Though it may be tempting to do it alone, any mistake in the process can cost you in lost rental income, lost time, court costs, and potential legal liabilities. At Tidewater Property Management, we are intimately familiar with the steps necessary to carry out a legal eviction, and we can work with you and your real estate attorney to ensure it is done correctly. Our services include:
- Drafting eviction notices – We can draft the initial eviction notices, such as the typical “Pay or Quit,” “Cure or Quit,” or “30 Day No Fault” notices and work with you to notify the tenants legally through physically posting the notice and sending a copy via mail. In most cases, the tenants will have a specified period to pay the rent or comply with the lease agreement, but if they do not, the case can be brought to court.
- Starting court proceedings – If the tenant fails to meet the demands, we can help you file an “Unlawful Detainer” with the court to request an official judgment. Our experts can help represent your interests and work with you and your attorney to make sure the process proceeds smoothly. If a judgment is made in your favor, the tenants will have to vacate the property, or a “Writ of Possession” will need to be filed to have them forced out with the assistance of local law enforcement.
- Restoring the property – Once the tenant has vacated, our team can prepare the property for a new occupant, performing all the necessary cleaning, maintenance, repairs, junk removal, and more.
- Finding new tenants – When you are ready to rent again, our team can help market your property, screen potential tenants, and draft new lease agreements. With our extensive screening process, we can significantly reduce the chances of future problems by finding responsible, quality tenants.
Contact Us Today for Eviction Notice Services in MD
If you need help with an eviction in Maryland, contact our team at Tidewater Property Management for professional advice and assistance.