How To Get Rid of Tenants AND a Squatter

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Just got my first deal under contract and it's definitely an interesting one to say the least. It's a triplex set up like a twin with one half of the property being a single unit and the other half being two units. The situation is a bit strange but it's an off market deal and the owner passed away quite awhile back so the estate is finally liquidating the property. The rents are well below market value (I'm talking 50% below) and haven't been raised in 20 years. Both tenants on the one side are paying their rent though and are on time so that's not a huge deal. The single unit half though is a whole other situation. That tenant stopped paying rent when the owner died because nobody came knocking for it. The tenant has been there for roughly two years now. Other than the obvious option of having a conversation and trying to get the tenant to either begin paying or ask them to leave, what rights would I have to get them out and if anyone has experience, how messy can this process get if the tenant is uncooperative? I know I could also do cash for keys which may be my second approach if a normal conversation won't work. Ideally, I'd like to renovate all three units and then BRRRR the property. With current moratoriums on evictions, I believe I'll need to wait till at least the end of the year to evict the two paying tenants but can I evict the non-paying tenant? Would love some input here.

Let me preface this by saying, talk to your lawyer as the rules are different everywhere. If the owner dies two years ago, I'm assuming everyone is on month to month. If that is the case, you can go to them with new leases at the rates you would like to get. If you just want them to leave, you will have to find out what the notification requirement for non renewal is for your area. If they don't leave, you can start the eviction process.

As far as the CDC eviction moratorium goes, it is my understanding that the tenant is responsible to fill out the form exempting them from eviction and give it to you at the start of the eviction process. If they fail to do that the process can go through.

I was just talking to my Sheriff's office the other day about this as I'm looking at a property that may have a squatter issue. The officer said he has served several evictions in recently where the individuals tried to tell him they couldn't be evicted due to covid, but since they didn't file the form, out they went.

@Andrew Rosenbaum Just remember the lease survives the sale of the home and that there is a cure period in an eviction process (not that the tenant could cure the past rents... or that you want them to!). Work with a lawyer to make sure you are all buttoned up and can move the tenant out swiftly.