When the Landlord Can Use Summary Ejectment to Evict a Tenant

 If you have a written lease, the landlord can bring a summary ejectment action for violation of one or more of its terms. Some written leases allow the landlord to do this immediately or with very little notice. Check the lease to determine the time period and any conditions which might apply.

If there is no written lease, the landlord can bring a summary ejectment action for no reason at all after giving proper notice. If there is no written lease and you pay the rent on a monthly basis, the landlord must give at least seven days' notice prior to the end of the month in which you last paid rent.

If rent is paid on a weekly basis, the landlord must give at least two days' notice prior to the end of the week in which you last paid rent. If you rent a mobile home space, the landlord must give 30 days' notice to vacate regardless of when you pay rent. These notices do not have to be in writing.