The term ‘eviction’ means a legal proceeding through which a property owner or landlord aims to reclaim their land or residential/commercial premises by vacating an existing tenant or squatter. It is important for every landlord to be aware that, according to Israeli law, it is illegal to evict a tenant or squatter without filing legal proceedings in court. Current Israeli law allows for a special, short eviction procedure. Your property lawyer will always advise you to start the eviction process as soon as possible, while helping you to navigate this complicated process as efficiently as possible.

What to Look Out For When Making a Lawful Eviction

When seeking to remove a tenant from your premises, it is important to remember that the law prohibits a landlord or property owner from interrupting any installed utility services, removing or changing the locks on the property or forcibly removing the tenant’s property. If you take any of these actions, then your tenant may have valid cause to take legal action against you.

How Your Lease Agreement Protects Your Interests

The rental contract you sign with your tenant outlines both the terms of the contract, as well as any reasons for which the contract may be prematurely terminated. In addition, it outlines various steps taken to protect the interests of both sides once the contract ends. This includes the thorny issue of the security deposit, which is usually an issue of contention between landlords and tenants at the end of the lease.

If you are a landlord who has found yourself in the unpleasant situation where you need to evict a tenant, take the time to find a qualified lawyer who understands the law and can protect your rights.