I think everyone has chimed in with excellent advise. my thoughts besides taking the professional route is to understand the consequences of being a hobby landlord. by not being stern and acting by the letter of the law, tenants will see you soft and further *attempt* to take advantage of you.
Don't let them do that. once you put your foot down, they know they can't stretch things, and have to let "other" payments slide, but not the rent.
Counter to intuition, this won't make them leave, it will make them respect you for enforcing the terms of the contract.
FYI for those offended: I'm a hobby landlord turning pro. :)
Start the eviction process after a grace period if any. Evictions take time... make sure you do it correctly or you will have to start the process over.
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