Historically, the most intimidating and stressful part of being a Landlord is handling the eviction litigation process. Our specialty is eliminating that stress. By working closely with our clients, we help them create (or refine) their eviction processes to integrate with our system. We are currently representing several large management companies statewide, many of which specialize in housing subsidized by HUD, MSHDA or Rural Development (formerly Fhma) as well as several individual landlords or complexes. Our current volume ranges from 300 to 350 evictions per month.

The eviction process typically goes like this:

1. The Client will serve the Tenant with either the Demand for Possession or Notice to Quit.
(Note: we can also prepare this for you.)

2. After the allotted time (7 or 30 days) has expired, the Client sends us the notice along with a copy of the Tenant’s lease and a completed cover sheet.

3. We load the account into our database, prepare the necessary paperwork, make the appropriate copies, schedule the hearing and notify the Client. Most often, this is all completed within 48 hours of the notice being received in our office.

4. On the hearing date (if the tenant has not already paid or moved) we will attend the hearing and either:

(a) secure a possession judgment giving the tenant the statutory 10 days to pay the rent balance plus court costs (in non-payment case) or vacate the premises, or

(b) if the tenant/defendant requests an adjournment, we will discuss the matter with them to determine the substance of their defense(s) in order to prepare for the trial which the Court will schedule within the next couple weeks.

5. After a possession Judgment is entered, we prepare and mail the Order of Eviction along with a copy of the Judgment and a cover letter detailing the necessary steps to have the tenant and their belongings physically removed from the premises to the resident manager.

Keep in mind that because of our volume, we try to file cases in batches and only charge each of our individual client’s their pro rata share of the billable time. Also, The Client will be responsible for advanced costs and will be billed on a monthly basis. These costs include filing and service fees as well as any necessary motion fees. They are added to the Judgment at the hearing and must be paid by the tenant in order to maintain their tenancy.

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    Commercial landlords can also benefit from our services in regards to the occasional nonpayment, compliance issues, or the ultimate termination

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If you would like to refer one of your tenants today, please fill out the form below.

 

 

 

Client Name:

Address:

Development Name:

Tenant Name:

Manager or Contact Person

Possession or Termination

Property Type HUD FMHA(RD) MSHDA CONVENTIONAL

Monthly Rental Amount:

Amount Due at Filing:

ANY FACTS OR COMMENTS THAT YOU THINK THE ATTORNEY SHOULD BE AWARE OF, INCLUDING YOUR WILLINGNESS TO ACCEPT PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS FROM A PARTICULAR TENANT.

BE SURE TO SEND:

1. ORIGINAL COPY OF "NOTICE TO QUIT" OR "DEMAND FOR POSSESSION"
(Note the proof of service portion needs to be signed and notarized)

2. COPY OF LEASE

3. COPY OF LEDGE SHOWING TENANTS PAYMENT HISTORY AND BALANCE DUE

4. COPY OF "NOTICE OF LEASE VIOLATIONS" AND SPECIFIC FACTS REGARDING TERMINATION OF TENANCY.