An eviction notice must be filed in a court of competent jurisdiction, stating the basis for eviction as well as the time and date by which the tenant must leave the property, and it must then be issued to the tenant. The landlord must allow the tenant a reasonable amount of time to quit the rented property.
If the eviction notice is served, the tenant may refuse to leave. The landlord then files a suit in the court for ejectment of the tenant. It is advised to take help of professionals/law firms to draft and file the petition. A lawsuit is filed in the appropriate court within whose jurisdiction falls the rented property.
There are various grounds available to a landlord for evicting the tenant, like:
- Violation of terms of the agreement by the tenant
- Personal Necessity of the landlord – the property is needed for personal use
- Non-payment of rent
- Premises has become unsafe for human habitation and needs repair
- Property is needed for renovation or alteration