@Phaedrus, I've been a landlord for twenty years and it's never easy to tell if a tenant is going to be a good one or not. People just treat rental property differently than they'd treat a permanent home. I can't tell you how many times I've been called over to a rental property to fix broken doors and windows after a couple has a fight. Tenants can look really normal at first and then turn into people you don't recognize. I don't blame landlords for getting frustrated with a bad tenant, but an illegal eviction won't make it any better.