Can I legally evict a tenant if they are late on rent payments? 3 Answers as of June 02, 2011Is it legal to evict a tenant when they've paid late for 3 consecutive months? I figured if they are paying the rent plus fees, what is the big hurt to the property? Honestly, in washington state, is it really a bad to receive double the amount for the apartment?
Frances R. Johnson | Frances R. Johnson
Generally, whether or not you can evict your tenant is governed by what the lease says. If the lease is valid under the law, and the lease provides you can initiate eviction proceedings for being late on the rent, that is what would control. You should consult an attorney in your area for a more thorough response. Often times, attorneys are willing to provide a free initial consultation.
Answer Applies to: Colorado