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How to Avoid Eviction

Most tenants who are facing eviction are being evicted as a consequence of nonpayment of rent. We've all been in a financial crunch at one time and no person ever plans to be evicted from their home. Unfortunately, evictions do occur.

Here are a few simple reminders:

Avoid the eviction process by taking these easy steps each month:

  1. Always pay your rent, retro rent and maintenance fees on time.
    Tip: Circle the rent due date on a calendar and place it in a place where you will see it daily in your apartment
  2. Avoid late charges, warrants and writs.
  3. Report appropriate changes, avoid retro rent.

Others may face eviction for a variety of reasons, including violation of lease terms, creation of a health or safety hazard, etc. The most important part of the rental process is to fully understand the terms of your lease and know what is allowed and what is not allowed at your property. If you have questions about what is or is not allowed at your property, you should contact the property management office and ask to speak to the manager.

Remember, communication is the most important step. If you have questions or need assistance, contact the property manager and ask for guidance on your situation.