My Landlord is Threatening to Evict Me
The worry of being without a home is heavy on anyone's mind who receives an eviction notice. What will you do? Where will you go? These questions are all-too-common for evictees. If you're currently struggling thinking, "my landlord is threatening to evict me. What can I do?", just know that DoNotPay is here to help.
A threat isn't action. You haven't been evicted from the premises yet. There's still hope, and DoNotPay can assist you with getting issues resolved so you can maintain your household.
What Can I Do to Fight an Eviction?
Your landlord cannot evict you without proper notice. If you simply received a threat, but not an actual eviction notice, you can still buy yourself time to get out of the situation. One of the best things you can do is speak with your landlord about why they are unhappy and what you can do to rectify the problem and change their minds.
If you have rent past due, make sure to get it paid in full. If you've made some sort of violation, whether having too many people in the apartment or having pets when you're not allowed, handle it. Correct the violation so you're no longer breaching your lease.
You, of course, should also attend the court hearing. Evictions are not final until a court makes that call. Show up presentable on the court date and make a case for yourself as to why you should not be evicted. Let them know the ways you already attempted to help the situation.
What Happens If I Don’t Move after Receiving an Eviction Notice?
If you have received an eviction note and the court ruled for the plaintiff -- in this case the landlord -- you will be forcibly removed from the premises if you don't leave of your own accord. Law enforcement will show up to get you off the property, and may not allow you back inside to get your personal belongings. It is always best to comply as soon as the court's final decision is made.
Do I Have Any Renter's Rights?
Renter's Rights vary from state to state. You'll need to look into the rights you have in the particular area you're living in. Typical rights for most places include discrimination clauses. A landlord cannot prevent you from renting their place due to your race, religion, gender, age, etc.
What Does the Average Eviction Process Entail?
In an average eviction, a landlord must provide written notice to the tenant indicating why they are being asked to leave. You may have anywhere from 24 hours to 7 days before you're expected to leave, depending on the state you're in. If you do not leave within that time frame, the landlord must take you to court to have you removed from the property.
Once the landlord files with the court, the hearing will typically be scheduled for at least 10 days out from the filing date. After the judge signs off on the eviction, there is typically at least 5 days provided for you to appeal the decision.
If you do decide to file for an appeal, you will get an additional 8 days before the hearing can take place.
After the final judgment has been submitted, you are often given just 24 hours to leave the property and get your belongings out before the authorities will forcibly remove you.
Let DoNotPay Help You With Your Landlord Troubles
If you're spending your days thinking, "my landlord is threatening to evict me," your mind is no doubt wracked with worry. Let DoNotPay help in all ways possible. Our Landlord Protection product assists with several services.
We offer assistance with 5 things:
- Getting back your security deposit
- Providing knowledge about your state's eviction laws and what sort of protections may apply for your circumstances
- Handling disputes regarding repairs with your landlord
- Resolving disputes with your roommates
- Helping you break your lease early
Fighting Your Eviction With DoNotPay
It will just take a bit of information from you, and in a few steps we can begin helping you fight your eviction:
- Search for and open the Landlord Protection product on DoNotPay.
- Select which issue applies to you.
- Answer a simple set of questions so our chatbot can collect the necessary information to create your demand letter.
- Choose whether you want DoNotPay to send the demand letter to your landlord or roommate on your behalf. If you already tried sending a demand letter and it didn't work, we can help you start the small claims court process.
Your landlord may attempt to contact you directly once they receive our demand letter.
Why Use DoNotPay to Enforce Renter’s Rights?
- Fast - You don't have to spend hours trying to look for your rights on the internet or where to get help.
- Easy - You don't have to struggle to fill out tedious forms or keep track of all the steps involved in solving your problem.
- Successful - You can rest assured knowing we'll make the best case for you.
I Have Other Questions. Can DoNotPay Help?
DoNotPay handles a variety of inquiries related to renting, roommates, and landlord protection. If you're asking:
- Where can I file a complaint against my landlord?
- What are my landlord's repair responsibilities?
- How long does my landlord have to return my deposit?
- How can I get my security deposit back from my landlord?
- How can I kick out a roommate?
DoNotPay will help you find the answers to these pressing problems.
DoNotPay Handles a Variety of Services
Problems with landlords and renting are just a couple of the services DoNotPay handles. We help you find the answers to any of your concerns, be it legal, based around money, or you need general assistance with a minor concern, like obtaining a fishing license in your area. A few other examples include:
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