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How to evict tenant if he/she refuses to move out after they fail to pay rental? Can we impose interest or penalty for late rental payment? 


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Although most of the tenancy agreement allows the landlord to evict the tenant upon non-payment of rent, nonetheless the landlord is prohibited from doing so without a court order.

First, the landlord should issue an eviction notice in accordance with the tenancy agreement to the defaulting tenant giving the tenant certain grace period to handover vacant possession and pay all overdue rental.

If the tenant remains in occupation after the expiry of such notice, the landlord may file an eviction order against the tenant in court for the outstanding rental, double rental (from the date of the expiry of the eviction notice until date of delivery of the vacant possession to the landlord) and recovery of the vacant possession.

Any form of self-help measures (for example breaking into the unit, disconnecting access to water, electricity etc.) is not advisable because it would put the landlord at risks for being sued by the tenant.     

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how much it cost to file an eviction order to court and how long it takes? the legal cost will be bare by tenant?