What is the fastest way to evict a tenant?


What is the fastest or quickest way to evict a tenant? How long does it take to evict a tenant? Watch as Attorney Tom Olsen and Attorney Rob Solomon answer these questions and more!


John: Thank you for taking the call. You have a three-day and a 15-day notice for removing unpaying tenants, or gratuitous guests, let's put it that way. What is the fastest way to get them out? Most effective?

Attorney Tom Olsen: All right. So Rob, he's got a guest, wants to know the best way to get a guest out. Would it be a three-day notice to pay rent or vacate, or a 15-day notice to vacate? I think he's only got one choice.

Attorney Rob Solomon: Well, three-day notices have to do with failure to pay rents. So I'm going to presume he's kind of misstated this a little bit, that he does pay or is supposed to pay some rent. And if you were choosing, from a person who is not paying rent, who is supposed to be paying rent, and waiting to give a 15-day notice, I would almost always choose the three-day notice approach, because it's faster; it's only three days versus 15, and at the time that you go to court, if you ever had to go to court, the three-day notice would provoke the need for that person to put money in the court registry, whereas the 15-day notice would not do that.