Landlords say that there is nothing better than a good tenant. We can’t print what they say about a bad tenant. When the relationship breaks down, there is an expedited procedure for eviction cases, which are known in the trade as FEDs (Forcible Entry and Unlawful Detainer). After trying several of these, I think that the full acronym (FEUD) is probably more accurate.
There is expedited scheduling of the FED trials so they are heard within weeks instead of months. The extent of the battle can be reduced by knowledge of the law. Tenants have a number of technical defenses and causes of action. On the other hand, certain claims by the landlord for possession are subject to far fewer defenses. Finally, there is a mediation option available before the case is set for trial, and with a knowledgeable advisor involved in the mediation, many cases can be resolved without the need for trial.