Tenant Evictions for Unlawful Conduct on Premises

Landlords may rely upon a tenant’s unlawful conduct on the premises to evict them. In fact, if the tenant engages in illegal conduct, an Orange County eviction attorney can assist the landlord in an expedited eviction procedure to get the tenant out as soon as possible.

Evicting a Tenant for Engaging in Illegal Acts

Generally, a landlord can evict a tenant in a month-to-month tenancy by giving either a 30- or 60-day notice of eviction. However, if the landlord is able to show that the tenant engaged in certain unlawful conduct on the premises, the landlord may be able to evict the them by only giving three days advance notice. Some illegal acts that may support the shortened notice requirement include:

  • Drug dealing, drug use and other drug-related crimes
  • Sexual abuse, sex assault and other sex-related offenses
  • Weapons possession and weapons-related offenses
  • Use of the property for dogfighting and animal abuse

To learn more about situations where you can evict a tenant for unlawful conduct on the premises, you will want to talk to an Orange County eviction lawyer. In addition, if your tenant is currently on a lease for a specified period of time, a lawyer can help review your lease agreement to support eviction.

Contact an Orange County Eviction Attorney

If you need help evicting a tenant, contact an experienced attorney at Schiff & Shelton, Attorneys at Law. You can schedule a consultation to discuss the specifics of your case by calling (949) 417-2211.

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