I think you have left out alot of details.
Your lease if you have one will state your rights, usualy in my state
24 hr notice is all that is necessary but some preprinted leases do not
have that provision. and your entry is illegal if denied. Read your
lease. And include "Lanlord may Enter Anytime" in your next one .
You say you are evicting them, go rent Pacifc Heights the movie [ I
think that is the movie I remember]. Im sure they are hostile and hate
you also. The Police ,County Court Clerk or DA will give you Free
correct advise for your individual situation, no need to pay an atty,
yet. But you might be better off with one as you do not know your rights
You say you are evicting them, learn your states laws, we dont know
them. Free online legal advise is at www.FreeAdvise.com
If you have legal rights to enter, do so and cut the chain, but be real
carefull and do it with the police , if police refuse, a partner and a
pocket Voice Recorder , and camera-better camcorder.
They are likely hiding something, I ve had drug dealers-users deny
access, And I`ve had rent scam Pros refuse to pay knowing they would
get many months till the sherriff would actualy evict,3-6mo and most
cold weather states do not evict in winter. You may have a long battle
of no rent money and this is their game, but you give no details on your
location or lease.
Do not break the law, do not turn off utilties. learn the law and act
fast. You have leagal rights, use them correctly, legaly or they will