OPTION 1: CHANGE THE LOCKS - (LOCKOUT)
A landlord can hire a Bailiff to change the locks of the unit and evict on the 16th day after the day rent was due. The landlord is not obligated to notify the tenant that the locks will be changed.
Example: January 1st – rent due
January 17th – locks can be changed without notification
VERY IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTE
• Landlords and/or tenants should not force their way into the premises.
• After the locks have been changed, landlords should allow tenants reasonable access to the rental unit to remove their property.