Delaware Eviction Process

Landlords must follow the full legal process to evict tenants in Delaware, including providing notice of the violation and giving them adequate time to address any potential problems. Sometimes, tenants can fix a lease violation by catching up on rent, for example. In other cases, landlords may let tenants know that the tenancy is being permanently terminated for another reason.

The eviction process is also known as an "action for summary possession" and typically lasts between one and three months, on average. This can be initiated by landlords for tenants failing to pay rent or breaching the rental agreement, by tenants wrongfully kept out of their rental unit, and by new tenants affected by former tenants refusing to vacate.