What we mean by tenant evictions, is that focus is placed on the tenant, and what he/she has to do. As opposed to landlord evictions.
Evictions are a touchy subject. And today's post is inspired by the recent concerns that we have received from our client in regards to time what landlords can and cannot do. First and foremost, let me give you a helpful website that entails all the little details that are: Landlord and Tenant law.
But we are here today to tell you the nitty gritty. IF YOU ARE SERVED with an eviction, you have 5 calendar days to respond- TO THE COURT. That does not include reaching out to the landlord and trying to negotiate. If an eviction is filed, the only way to address it is with the court. You MUST file either an answer OR a motion.
Once you have filed your answer or motion, the court will mail you your TRIAL date. That date is anywhere between 10-21 days out from the date that the landlord requests for a trial date. SO… in other words, if the landlord drags his/her feet in requesting for a trial date, then the time you have to leave the home drags out also.
There are SO MANY different ways that an eviction can go, it would be ridiculous to try and address all of them. SO, here is a flow chart. We have found that our clients have been able to absorb the complexity of their case once they can see it all laid out for them.
As for anyone that has further questions regarding evictions,feel free to call our office Monday through Friday at (909) 383-1549. There is no charge for asking questions :)