Below you will find a Rhode Island eviction (RI eviction) law article written by an East Providence Landlord Tenant lawyer. If you are seeking to evict a tenant from a residential apartment or condo or looking for a commercial eviction lawyer in Providence District Court, please contact RI eviction lawyers, Slepkow Slepkow & Associates, Inc.
FAQS concerning RI Eviction laws. This landlord tenant eviction post explains:
- nonpayment of rent evictions,
- 5 day demand letters in Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for failure to pay rent,
- month to month tenants, eviction of month to month tenants,
- violations of lease as well as other landlord tenant issues
In order to pursue an eviction for failure to pay agreed upon rent in Rhode Island and Providence Plantations against a residential tenant, the tenant needs to be greater than fifteen days late in payment of rent. The landlord must send a five day demand letter to the residential tenant. Once the five day period has expired the landlord may file a complaint for eviction of the tenant. The hearing on the RI eviction will be nine days after filing unless the ninth day falls on a weekend or holiday. If the 9th day lands on a weekend or holiday then it will be the next business day.
Citations and Resources | RI Eviction
“Your landlord can ask for a security deposit equal to the amount of your monthly rent. The landlord cannot get more than that by saying you must pay the last month’s rent up front. For example, if your rent will be $900, the landlord cannot ask you to pay more than $900 for the security deposit. “ Your Rights as a Tenant This handbook has been prepared for you by RHODE ISLAND LEGAL SERVICES, INC. © 2007 For more information, please call the office nearest you or visit our website at www.RILS.org. PROVIDENCE: NEWPORT 56 Pine Street 50 Washington Square Suite 400 Newport, RI 02840 Providence, RI 02903 (800) 637-4529 (800) 662-5034 (401) 846-2264 (401) 274-2652 Fax (401) 848-0383 Fax: (401) 453-0310 TDD: (401) 272-5335 http://www.rils.org/documents/tenant_rights.pdf
“Drawing on novel data of more than 1,000 Milwaukee renters, this article explores the relationship between forced relocation and residential instability. It finds that low incomes are associated with higher rates of mobility due to poorer renters’ greater exposure to forced displacement.” Forced Relocation and Residential Instability among Urban Renter, Published by: The University of Chicago Press Article DOI: 10.1086/68109 Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/681091 Matthew Desmond Harvard University, Carl Gershenson Harvard University, Barbara Kiviat Harvard University.
” § 34-18-1 Short title. – This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the “Residential Landlord and Tenant Act”. History of Section. (P.L. 1986, ch. 200, § 2.) CHAPTER 34-18, Residential Landlord and Tenant Act Index Of Sections http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/title34/34-18/index.htm
“This paper considers an unexamined mechanism in the selection processes that sort the urban poor into different neighborhood environments: the landlord. Scholars of poverty and residential mobility have long been interested in how the choices of low-income families interact with structural barriers to create high-poverty neighborhoods that reproduce social and economic isolation