Landlords or property managers often have to deal with difficult tenants. When the time comes to evict a negligent or unruly tenant, a three-day eviction notice is sent out. If payment for past due rent is still not made or the tenant refuses to leave the property, landlords can go to court to make the eviction official.
However, that outcome is only possible if the landlord properly served the eviction notice to the erring tenant. The latter can hire a lawyer and make a case that an attempted service of documents was improperly done. Courts cannot summon an individual if the service of process did not follow proper procedures.
For instance, in New York City, papers served on Sundays and religious holidays will be considered improper service. A difficult tenant can also make life hard for landlords by constantly evading them when a notice of eviction is about to be served. If papers can’t be directly delivered to the tenant, the entire eviction process will be delayed, and landlords can’t authorize new tenants to move in just yet.
How Process Servers Help Make the Process Easier
This is where professional process servers, like Serve Index LLC, become invaluable. Our primary duty is to properly serve legal documents to respondents.
We have years of experience in dealing with evasive tenants. Before we deliver the papers, we observe their regular routines and figure out the best strategy to serve papers in person. We also make sure to comply with relevant state regulations to ensure the proper service of process is carried out.
And when a problematic tenant is officially served, the three-day period to respond to the notice begins. Landlords can start making preparations for new — and more compliant — tenants to move into the property.
Furthermore, we help landlords and property managers reduce the stress experienced during an eviction. The latter can be physically and emotionally draining for all parties. We take the hassle out of process serving while making sure the message is relayed objectively to tenants without any fuss.
What Value Does Serve Index LLC Bring?
The official qualifications to serve a document is minimal. A person only needs to be 18 years old and neutral (not involved as a party to a case).
As an experienced process serving agency, we know for a fact that it takes much more to successfully serve legal documents. That’s why at Serve Index LLC:
- We go the extra mile to promptly deliver documents to even the most evasive tenants. We also secure proof of receipt every time.
- We are specially trained to handle difficult — potentially violent — situations with problematic tenants.
- We are knowledgeable about the latest rules and guidelines around process serving.
- We are truly neutral and have no vested interests in a particular outcome for any case.
Avoid Eviction Delays. Work with Serve Index LLC
If you are a landlord, property owner or manager in NYC and require the services of a professional process server, contact Serve Index LLC today. You may call us toll free via 1-888-994-6339 or send us an email at [email protected].