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Crazy Idea - remove the doors

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Lil Red Wagon

Junior Member
Following a discussion on another site and one of the members was wondering how to get a tenant out that wasn't paying rent and refused to move. Another poster suggested that they remove the doors from the home. I laughed so hard it hurt.
But seriously, wouldn't this be illegal?
 


FlyingRon

Senior Member
Yes, it would be illegal. Pulling crap like that will get you in trouble pretty quick. You're going to have to follow the legal eviction methods.
 

Just Blue

Senior Member
Following a discussion on another site and one of the members was wondering how to get a tenant out that wasn't paying rent and refused to move. Another poster suggested that they remove the doors from the home. I laughed so hard it hurt.
But seriously, wouldn't this be illegal?
Yes. Of course it would be. Don't know why you would find that funny...

The way to get the tenant out is to file for eviction.
 

Mass_Shyster

Senior Member
I know a guy ....

Tried to evict his non-paying tenants. They counterclaimed because the apartment wasn't de-leaded. The judge allowed them six months to find a new place to live. Landlord went into apartment and removed all the interior doors (including bathroom and bedrooms) so he could have them de-leaded.
 

FarmerJ

Senior Member
Lead abatement especially if a judge ordered it with out a bonafide Test by someone from the city would be reason to fight a judges order , BUT removing a tenants entry door would be considered a self help eviction by most judges and some cities have literally added language to city ordinances that forbid landlords from removing entry doors , door locks in occupied units where the goal is to drive a tenant out instead of using the courts ( Chicago Ill is one place where ive seen the ordinance and I would lay odds that its still on the books too)
 

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