It's worth it to have a good eviction attorney. My attorney makes evictions as quick and headache-free as they can possibly be (although none of them are without frustrations, obviously).
You can have a tenant out of your property in as little as 30 days if they are in default.
It's always easier to avoid eviction altogether, though - proper tenant screening on the front end is so important. It's important to be very upfront with your tenants from the get-go, have a very CLEAR and detailed lease that outlines the events of default and the ramifications.
Hope this helps!
thank you for your answer. Certainly gives me more confidence about investing in TN. Can i ask what typically happens with malicious tenant damage. If the tenant does 10k in malicious damage and the security is 1k, what is the likely outcome
1) For tenant
2) For Landlord
- Comments in regards to insurance (typically included or excluded?)
In the event you have a tenant that is injured - a ceiling fan falls on them during the night - well that is why you need good insurance. I was a license insurance agent for 8 years. That would be covered by the liability portion of your insurance policy. It covers your unintended negligence. I am no longer a licensed insurance agent, so please speak your agent as they know your financial situation and can recommend insurance to best fit your needs.
More what i was wondering was...
1) If tenant trips on carpet and sues landlord for "damages", how is this the sort of claim viewed and treated by courts...are they more sympathetic to landlord or tenant
2) If tenant inficts malicious damage on property - but remains in it, how easy / hard would it be to evict
Just trying to get a feel (prior to any purchase) as to where Memphis sits on the scale of things.
ie PRO tenant.....or PRO landlord.
Great, you got a landlord answer, a tenant answer, and a what are you asking answer. Back to square one. I have no idea about TN being either, however, I do know if you do your due dillegence, and screen carefully and explore references, you should not have to learn whom was right!
Best wishes, Jim, American Bank.