Evictions for Non-Payment

In the State of Rhode Island, there are essentially three ways to evict, or remove, a residential tenant from your property (Commercial tenants, like businesses or retail stores, are treated differently, and we’ll talk about those in a later post). They are commonly referred to as 9-Day Non-Payment Evictions, 20-Day Eviction for Reasons Other Than Non-Payment and abandonment. All three types of evictions are governed by the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act, RIGL sec. 34-18 et seq., and all three are subject to strict timelines and notice requirements. This post will deal exclusively (and generally) about Evictions for Non-Payment. 9-Day Non-Payment Evictions When your tenant has become more