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As much as landlords may wish differently, one cannot simply kick an unruly tenant out of his or her apartment. A tenant's apartment is her home, after all, and states have specific procedures in place in order to protect a tenant's right to stay in their home. This section has basic information about the eviction process, which typically involves the filing of an "unlawful retainer" action in court. Although the process will mostly likely vary from state to state, this section provides useful information that is common to eviction processes across the country, intended for both landlords and tenants. Learn about how to start the eviction process or, if you are a tenant, learn about your rights as a renter.

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