Eviction is the process initiated by a property owner to cause a tenant to vacate specific premises. The most common reasons behind an eviction notice are a leaseholder's failure to pay rent in a timely manner or for a resident to cause property damage. Sometimes, a landlord simply determines that renewing a lease is no longer an option for a multitude of excuses. Each state, county, city, or community has varying laws with regard to the eviction process. What remains typical across the country is that a property owner must follow certain rules of their locale. A landlord must show just cause for tenant eviction and often must acquire a court judgment. There are various tenant protective measures in place throughout the country. An eviction notice must provide the tenant a sufficient number of days to vacate a property.