These can be a far more effective method of getting rid of tenants as they both actually have some teeth.
Unknown to most landlords is the fact they can skip the eviction notice process and apply directly to either of these services and cut out a couple weeks of their tenants just hanging out in their property.
Where do I begin and how fast can I get the tenant out?
These are three of the most common questions I see from landlords here in Alberta and fortunately I have some answers for you here.
At the end of the notice period, if they haven’t moved out or paid, you still have to go through the eviction process and you’ve just given the tenant two weeks of free rent.
If you plan on using an eviction notice make sure you use the correct one.
But this does come with some warnings…First, there is a cost involved.
The courts will cost you 0 to file an eviction application and the RTDRS is .
This is the most expensive route, but it is also the easiest for a busy landlord.
If you’re a member of a local Real Estate association you may be able to obtain the correct ones for Alberta for free as part of your membership costs.
If you’re not, there are some free versions in the wild, but they are often missing vital parts making them invalid.
An eviction service company will deal with the entire process for you so you don’t have to worry about confrontations with the tenant, filing eviction paperwork, appearing in court, or even removing the tenant if they don’t appear to be leaving after a court ordered eviction date.
This type of service starts at approximately 0 and goes up from there depending on how smoothly it goes or how difficult the tenant makes it. Fortunately I have information that can help you with all of these areas right on this site.