Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma

Q: What are the steps, in Oklahoma, to evicting a tenant for failure to pay rent?

Oklahoma statute 41-131 makes it sound like 5 days after giving written notice of demand of payment, the lease is terminated and the tenant must leave. That sounds too simple.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Doak Willis
Doak Willis
Answered
  • Tahlequah, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: You can file an action called an entry and detainer immediately after the tenant breaches the rental agreement for failing to pay the rent on the due date. You do not have to give written notice if the tenant is delinquent on their rent.

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