Wyoming Eviction Laws

In Wyoming, residential landlords are to follow the eviction process that is governed by state statute. Wyoming landlords have 2 choices: They can follow the provisions of the state’s Forced Entry and Detainer Act (FED) or file an action in ejectment, breach of contract suit or for a violation of the Wyoming Residential Rental Property Act. The FED only decides who is entitled to possession and is a lot more simple and less costly than filing an action for a violation of the Wyoming Residential Rental Property Act.

Constructive Tenant Eviction

A landlord cannot self evict and is not allowed to enter a rental unit without a valid reason and giving reasonable notice. A landlord may terminate a lease for any reason once the lease term has expired, but cannot evict for a discriminatory reason or in retaliation for a valid or legal act by the tenant if the rental term has not expired. Discriminatory reasons can include the following: age, race, pregnancy, gender, disability and marital status.

Reasons for Tenant Eviction

Not paying the rent is the most common reason for eviction. However, there are many more reasons a landlord can attempt to evict a tenant. Violations of provisions in the rental agreement constitute reason for eviction. These include the following:

  • Expiration of the rental term
  • The tenant is engaged in criminal activity or has become a chronic nuisance
  • The rental property has been substantially damaged
  • Unauthorized people or pets are living in the property
  • The tenant is engaged in offensive conduct that affects the health and safety of others
  • Access is being denied to the landlord despite reasonable and sufficient notice
  • Unauthorized sublease of the rental unit
  • Failure to keep the unit or property in a clean and safe condition t

Service of Eviction Notice

When a tenant is served this notice, the tenant must pay the rent due within the time specified or if the eviction is for some other lease violation, vacate the property. If the tenant does not comply with the notice, the landlord can initiate a court action to obtain a court order for possession and eviction. If the payment is made more than three (3) days after the Notice has been posted or served but before the landlord files a suit in court, the tenant can stop further legal action.

Service of Notice

The Notice to Quit can be served either personally to the tenant or by leaving it with a subtenant at the property who is at least 14 years of age.

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