Things to Know About The Eviction Process and Serving Papers

You’ve likely seen it multiple times in the movies where an eviction notice is left on the front door of a tenant and poof, they’re evicted! An eviction notice is actually just one step on the way to the bigger eviction process.  That being said, there are some things that need to be in order when preparing to evict a tenant.

Have a paper trail

Before papers are served to tenants for eviction, make sure that you have a paper trail of all correspondences. Do this by keeping a copy of all letters you send and log any communication between you and the tenant. It is also important to send letters to your tenant by Certified Mail, so that you have a receipt, and the client has to sign when they receive the letter. All of these measures will ensure that you have a formal record of the communication you and your tenant had.


Dot Your I’s and Cross Your T’s

Ensure that the eviction notice includes every piece of information that the tenants needs. The eviction notice needs to include specifics about the reason for the eviction. It is also pertinent that the information is accurate, so that it doesn’t leave room for the tenant to claim the the information is invalid.

Hire a Process Server

It is likely that your tenants know an eviction notice is coming.  To ensure that your tenant gets the proper legal notice, hire a process server. Our professionals at AZ Process Server will ensure that papers are served properly and quickly.  This will allow for a much less stressful eviction process.

If you find yourself in a situation where you need to evict a tenant, please don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Direct Legal Access. As one of the largest legal support service providers in Arizona, we are dedicated to providing reliable and accurate process serving to the entire state.