As most experienced landlords are aware, it is MUCH more difficult to evict a tenant for behavioral issues than for non-payment of rent. Eviction trials involving behavior frequently become “he said she said” affairs, and judges are hesitant to evict a tenant unless the evidence points strongly in favor of a breach of the lease.
Even if there is a lease breach, there are frequently issues with the type of termination notice given (5/14/28), its contents, and whether or not a tenant “cured” the notice prior to the landlord filing an eviction. This can be extremely frustrating to a landlord who desperately needs to get a problem tenant out or risk losing other tenants in the building.
This controversial new legislation is clearly an attempt to tip the scales back toward the landlord by making it (somewhat) easier for a landlord to evict in circumstances where a tenant appears to be engaging in criminal behavior.