- Failure to pay rent
- Chronically causing problems for other residents
- Damaging the rental property
- Conduct which makes it unwise to continue tenancy
- Theft or vandalism or other criminal activity
- Having unauthorized animals on the premises
Many counties in the United States do not report evictions to credit bureaus and it takes specific searches to discover these records. This kind of search can be done by a landlord or property manager in the local counties but is time consuming and not always reliable. The reality is that often a resident will apply for a new rental home while he/she is being evicted from the current residence and there will be no record at all.
We spoke with Equifax recently and found that they have just purchased a small company which is now collecting this eviction data across the country. In several years there will be a new data base with this information which will be available for credit reports but we still have to deal with what we have today, which is precious little with regard to eviction history.
That being said, we still have our rules and regulations to abide by and therefore will have to enforce them for the benefit of all. So there will be the occasional eviction.
The article below is a good summary from Expert Law which will help you if you find that you are needing to proceed with an eviction.