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What could be a reason for eviction?

An evacuation often involves a calamity such as a bomb threat, evacuation or emergency response drill, but a home evacuation can also mean that the tenant is forced to leave a home for the evacuation of the home. A home eviction is therefore a situation in which a tenant is forced to leave a rented home. This can be a major event, both for the tenant and the landlord. There are several reasons why a house clearance can occur, ranging from non-payment and breach of contract to safety risks and nuisance. In this article we will discuss the most common reasons for home evacuation, as well as the steps and procedures followed during a safe evacuation.

Rental agreement and eviction

One of the most common reasons for home eviction is non-payment and failure to honor the lease. If the tenant repeatedly does not pay the rent on time, the landlord can take legal action to terminate the lease and have the property evicted. The tenant usually receives a reminder to pay the overdue rent before an eviction procedure is initiated.

Breach of contract and termination of the lease

Another reason for eviction is breach of contract by the tenant. This can happen, for example, if the tenant makes structural changes to the home without permission, sublets the property or uses the home for illegal activities. The landlord can also arrange for the lease agreement to be terminated if he urgently needs the property for his own use or renovation.

Cause nuisance

If a tenant repeatedly causes nuisance to the environment, other tenants or the landlord, this may lead to an eviction. Nuisance can take various forms, such as noise pollution, vandalism or causing annoying situations that pose a danger to others.

Safety risks and fire hazards

If the home does not meet the safety standards and there are, for example, defects in the fire alarm system, emergency exits or fire-resistant facilities, these points of attention can be a reason for home evacuation. The safety of residents and local residents always has the highest priority.

Severe pollution and damage

If a tenant seriously pollutes the home or causes significant damage to the property, this may result in an eviction. This can occur, for example, when growing plants illegally or leaving the home in such a condition that it is no longer habitable.

Urgent need for personal use

If a landlord urgently needs the property to live there, he or she can terminate the rental agreement and have the property vacated. In this case, the landlord must be able to demonstrate that it is a serious and legitimate reason.

Judicial judgment and bailiff's writ

An eviction can also take place on the basis of a court judgment pronounced by a judge. The bailiff will then serve a bailiff's writ (summons), in which the tenant is summoned to leave the home.

Termination of a fixed-term rental agreement

If a fixed-term rental agreement expires and is not renewed, the tenant will have to leave the home. This obviously does not apply to a rental agreement for an indefinite period.

Inadequate communication with the landlord

Failure to keep agreements, poor communication and failure to respond to written notices from the landlord can also lead to an eviction.

Debts and legal proceedings

If a tenant has significant debts and does not pay them off, the landlord can initiate legal proceedings to collect the debt. In some cases this can lead to an eviction.

Disruption of business operations

In commercial leases, a tenant who disrupts the business operations of other tenants, for example by creating a nuisance or dangerous situations, may be faced with an eviction.

Use of the property for illegal purposes

If a tenant uses the property for illegal activities, such as drug trafficking, this can lead to immediate eviction.


House clearance is a complex and major event that can have major consequences for both tenants and landlords. Various reasons can lead to an eviction, ranging from financial problems and breach of contract to safety risks and nuisance. It is essential that tenants and landlords are aware of their rights and obligations to avoid unnecessary conflicts. For a successful evacuation, a good evacuation plan, clear communication and compliance with legal procedures are crucial.

Help Center

Is an evacuation plan mandatory with a rental agreement? 

Yes, having an evacuation plan is mandatory with a rental agreement. This plan describes how to leave a building during an evacuation and where the assembly point is.

What are the consequences if a tenant does not agree to an eviction?

If a tenant does not agree to an eviction based on a valid reason, the landlord can initiate legal proceedings to have the property evicted.

What should I do if I have to have a house evacuated?

Contact a professional evacuation company that specializes in clearing homes and buildings.

How many people are involved in emergency response during an evacuation?

The number of people involved in company emergency response during an evacuation depends on the size of the company and the nature of the emergency.

How long does the average evacuation of a home take?

An average eviction of a home can take several days to several weeks, depending on the complexity of the situation and the cooperation of the tenant.

Please note: The information in this article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Always consult a legal professional for specific questions about home evictions.