A landlord can evict a tenant if the tenant:
- Fails to pay rent.
- Breaks any of the rules in the lease agreement.
- Damages the property.
- Does not leave the property after the lease comes to an end.
- Does not have a written lease, but pays rent monthly, and the landlord gives a notice to move.
A landlord cannot evict a tenant for:
- Complaining to a building inspector, fire department, health inspector, or other governmental agency about unsafe, unhealthy, or illegal living conditions.
- Not paying rent, if the tenant left the property for a period of time because of domestic violence or the threat of domestic violence.
- Not paying rent, if the landlord accepted the rent due before the notice period ended.
- Race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, familial status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or being a protected party under an order of protection.