Received an Eviction Notice? Make Sure Your Landlord is on the Up & Up

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Receiving an eviction notice can be a scary situation. But, no matter what the reason for the eviction is, you do have legal rights during the eviction process. It’s up to you to make sure that your landlord follows eviction proceedings correctly. There are more than a few situations when a landlord may try to take a shortcut.

Eviction Without Cause
There are specific situations in which a landlord can evict tenants. These can include situations where the tenant is at fault (non-payment of rent, misusing a rental unit and so forth), as well as a landlord wanting to live in the unit himself or remodel the property.

But there are many other reasons a landlord might seek to evict a tenant, and not all of them are legal. The allowed causes vary between counties, so you’ll need to check locally to be sure that your landlord has just cause for eviction. There are some cases when a landlord can’t legally evict a tenant (or can’t evict him fast enough) and will try to intimidate a tenant into leaving.

Removing Your Property
It used to be somewhat commonplace for a landlord to remove valuable property from a tenant’s unit with the intent to either sell that property in order to cover unpaid rent or effectively hold it for ransom until the rent is paid. Most counties and municipalities now have specific laws regarding when a landlord can hold property, and even what type of property a landlord can hold. In most cases, items like tools needed for your job are exempt from any type of seizure.

Just what a landlord can do with your property is generally outlined by the laws. In most states, a landlord cannot simply remove your property from a unit; instead, they are required to protect your property until you’ve a reasonable amount of time to retrieve it. If they do not do so, you may have grounds to request payment to cover damaged or lost personal property or even pursue legal action.

Following Court Procedures
In order to evict a tenant, a landlord must complete the appropriate legal proceedings. In New York, for instance, just to start eviction proceedings, a landlord must prepare a petition requesting a court hearing, serve it on the tenant and file it with the court.

From there, the landlord must essentially sue the tenant in court, providing proof of adequate cause to evict him. Even then, a landlord cannot evict a tenant by use of force or unlawful meanshe must arrange for a sheriff or other officer of the law to complete eviction proceedings.

Have experience with eviction as a renter or landlord? Share your story and advice below!

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50 Responses to “Received an Eviction Notice? Make Sure Your Landlord is on the Up & Up”

  1. May 31, 2009 at 12:28 am, Terri Wright said:

    This is what happened to me and it is horrible. I rented a nice two bedroom apt. very affordable, clean and safe. I loved it or so I thought. An older woman- 60’s- lived above me. I moved in April signed a year lease. I am a thoughtful caring person so I asked her if my television was ever disturbing her she said repeatedly No No youre as quiet as a mouse. Then my daughter moved in with the landlords permission just until she could find a new apartment. Two weeks into her living there the lady upstairs caught me in the hall and asked why my daughter was banging pots and pans and slamming cupboards and doors. I politely told her it was impossible my daughter is responsible works full-time and has no interest in making noise. She didnt seem to believe me. A week later she called on a weekend. She wanted to know why my daughter was slamming doors. I informed her that was not so. She said she knew it was. I told her my daughter had been out of town for 3 days with friends. She called me a liar. Then one night at 4am I was jolted out of my sleep with the phone ringing. I picked up to hear her screaming ” Go to bed, stop making noise. Shut up. I am notifying the landlord in the morning.” After I collected myself and my daughter had woke up- we had been in bed since 10pm- I called her back. She picked up the phone but didnt speak. I told her I was so sorry she couldnt sleep but it wasnt me! we had been sleeping. The next day the landlord called told me to be quiet. That was the beginning of hell. She would call several times a night, day, weekend. She told everyone in the building I slept all day. I am disabled but this was not true. Finally my landlord said my daughter had to leave. “Perhaps she will feel better after the holidays, this will all blow over then” my landlord incorrectly predicted. My daughter left on the day before Christmas Eve. This woman called me on Xmas saying what kind of machine was I running that made all the noise. At this point I had given up. She called constantly still leaving messages, my machines were too loud, my radio was loud- I dont even own a stereo- I was slamming doors and the one I loved the most, I was typing too loud on my computer. Finally, I felt like I was having a nervous breakdown. I started crying on the phone with my landlord who was in Florida, he screamed at me that he was tired of her phone calls, sick of the situation told me never to call him again about anything. After this one night about 2am. I woke up to her banging some object on her floor, my ceiling, screaming ” GO TO BED SHUT UP STOP MAKING NOISE” after about the sixth time. I had it. I called 911. The police got here tried to talk to her but all she did was run her stupid mouth, the first thing was ” She sleeps all day, and parties all night, I have to work for a living.” that was at the heart of it I believe she had a job she hated.Over the next 3 months she would talk about me outside of my door in the building calling me a dummy, a whore, a liar and evil. Then one Sunday my landlord came over to tell me she had complained many more times that I was slamming my windows, he asked me if I could get on her schedule, asking me to limit my computer use to the day after which I told him absolutely not. The next day I got an eviction notice, my rent was paid and up to date. Since I am on a month to month tenancy he is within his legal rights. I am devastated. I have to move in 4 weeks. He said he based his decision on the fact that she has lived here longer than me. I cannot believe that this injustice can occur in America. I plan on suing that witch when I move out for moving exspenses, pain and suffering and the difference in the amount of rent I will be paying- 40 dollars more a month. So if that isnt a eviction story I dont know what is. I would never believe it if I had not lived it.

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  2. May 31, 2009 at 2:19 am, Rebecca Barclay said:

    I was evicted from Arcadia Gardens in Feb, 2008 during the last month before I left, the reason I was unable to pay that mo. rent is the maintenance man stole it from my apt. I caught him looking through the bedroom window, watching we’re I stashed it! I know, I should have suspected something, but I thought no, that guy says he’s a “Rev. Star” would Never give a person his real name, I should have taken it with me. I went to visit friend for 1 hour, came back to get $$ and pay rent, and it was gone, ALL OF IT!!! I know he did this to me on purpose, because it was only 3 days later, when the landlords turned off the electricity, it was a VERY COLD FEB of 2008. No food, now, as both the frig and freezer are plugged in! It was an absolute nightmare! I know the elec bill was paid up, as I had just received the bill, it was prepaid for the next 2 months, either for there or the next place, it was paid. That was just not right. Then they included on the eviction my boyfriend, who had left in Dec. 2007 turning in his key on his was to the HWY and Las Vegas, + WORK! I’m in my late 50’s on Disability SS Income and had a perfectly spotless record in every respect, now have the blemish of an eviction, was does not tell a true story of my long and wonderful rental history. The longest I rented was at 720 N. Palo Verde Blvd and I lived there for 12 years! The same # of years my guy and I have been together!! I want to at least get his name removed, I told the Landlords and the Judge that Todd wasn’t here and his name should not be on it, but they refused to listen. Is there a chance we can get his name removed and if so what should I DO??? Many thanks for taking the time to listen. Best Wishes and Happy Landings, RSBarclay in Tucson, AZ

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  3. June 01, 2009 at 12:18 am, Patricia Kohler said:

    I just got done asking for a trial by jury for my eviction for none payment of rent. Although the apartments were allowed to postpone the case on the day of the trial and the judge told me that the only reason not to pay my rent would be because of repairs not being done, on the day the trial was reset the judge denied me the right to trial by jury, because I had not paid my rent. I had plenty of proof that the repairs were not done and I did come to an agreement with the apartments that allowed me to move out in one week, and not hold anything against me. However, I feel this was unfair as the apartments are not in good standing with the state of Texas comptrollers office nor with the Harris County Tax Assesors Office. Just beware in the state of Texas renting you a tent that is covered with mold and has no running water must be legal.

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  4. June 01, 2009 at 5:40 pm, Peggy said:

    Well Patricia Kohler….A trial by jury? Are you joking? Do you really think the taxpayer’s should pay because you don’t pay your rent on time? The apartments are not in good standing with the state comptrollers nor with tax assessors? Move on …. I think your the scam here. You took the time to check on their “standings” but never mentioned just how serious your issues with them were. I’d guess they were pretty minor, or you would have shouted it on the roof tops. Why did you rent a tent? Mold….is easily cleanable. Ever heard of Clorox? No running water? Anywhere? You must STINK.

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  5. June 02, 2009 at 2:28 pm, Mary said:

    Patricia, to legally not pay your rent to the landlord it has to be in escrow. Did you try to find out how to do that before you did not pay your rent?

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  6. June 07, 2009 at 11:35 pm, Deandre said:

    I was evicted last week and was only given 7 days. I had lived in my apartment community in Georgia for 3 years. I have never made a late payment, never had a problem with my neighbors that I was aware of. The problem is that I have a teenage son and he has friends that stand in front of the building. I told the kids to move on, because management sent notices to all residents stating that there is to be no loitering. Well, that was about a month ago. Things had been going pretty good, but I was informed that there had been too much noise coming from my apartment. I work at night and there is a possibility that my son had his friends inside, which I do not allow when I’m away….even though he’s a teenager, which means they probably did come in my home being loud. I asked management if I could have the opportunity to correct the problem and was told no. I even said that I would send my son to live with his father and they said no. So I moved in 3 days, because I received the notice over the weekend and there was no one to talk to. That only gave me five business days and I had to work on 2 of those days. I was really upset, because I can not control the loitering of other kids, but no one ever made me aware that any noise was coming from my apartment….which I definitely would have dealt with. I asked for more time and was not given any time. I drove by my building just yesterday to go to a friend apartment and the kids were still there and my son isn’t even there anymore. So what do they plan to do now? Make a list and evict everyone who had a kids standing around. They need a place for teenage kids to hangout. They can’t stay inside all day long, even though I don’t feel that they shouldn’t hangout after dark even though they do.

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  7. June 12, 2009 at 3:54 am, Andy said:

    Terri, it is the person living above you who should be evicted, not you.

    Amazingly enough, I actually had a similar situation with someone living above me in my apartment (also a month to month lease) and she too was being incredibly bothered by things that weren’t loud at all. Like me typing on the computer, too…also whenever I talked on the phone or worked in the kitchen/ate dinner/cleaned up afterwards, opened and closed cabinets and cupboards and drawers, etc. Except that she never complained verbally to me or the landlord; she simply tried to “get back at me” directly by banging and stomping on the floor (my ceiling) as well as squeaking the floor deliberately all the time, day after day after day with no letup. It was driving me crazy.

    I ultimately did get her evicted by keeping a log of her stomps, which management was able to act on. (She actually didn’t deny any of it, which made it easier. If she had, it would have been nothing but my word against hers, and if that had happened, I was ready with DIGITAL RECORDINGS of her stomping that I had made. Thankfully, it didn’t have to go that far.)

    But my point is this: Right now, it is nothing but her word against yours in this fight. SHE HAS NO PROOF. NO PROOF at all that you’re making any noise. In fact, and I say it again, it she SHE who should be evicted here. Calling you repeatedly at 4 in the morning? Calling you multiple times a day to verbally abuse you for no reason? That’s as bad as the constant stomping I went through. No wonder we both eventually felt like we were going crazy.

    You said you wouldn’t have believed it if you hadn’t lived through it…well, same goes for my situation. The problem with trying to deal with these mentally ill tenants who hear noises that aren’t there and then go crazy over them is just that…the fact that somebody really would be going that nuts over noises that simply aren’t there is SIMPLY TOO HARD TO BELIEVE. So the landlord just assumes that you must be making noise, too.

    But just like the woman who lived above me, your insane neighbor also needs to go before she continues on her rampage. (After all, if you move out, what’s to stop her from doing the same to the next tenant who moves into your apartment? And isn’t it possible that she’s already done this exact same thing to many many tenants who lived in your apartment before you did? You did say the landlord said she had been there a long time.)

    Stand tall, Terri. Don’t move out. At the end of your eviction notice period, if you still haven’t moved out, then the landlord will have to take you to court. Do it. From what I read of your story, there is absolutely NO PROOF that you have been making any noise. Just the insane complaints of an extremely insane woman. Just like I would have needed my digital recorder to get rid of the person above me if she had denied she was stomping on and squeaking the floor, your landlord will need some kind of concrete proof that you were making noise for him to successfully evict you. Since he can’t possibly have that since you haven’t been making any noise, the court will rule in your favor, and you won’t have to move out of your apartment.

    But you will still be living in hell. Just like I was. So go after her with concrete proof. From what I read, it seems like the biggest kinds of abuse were her yelling at you and her constant phone calls. So CALL THE PHONE COMPANY. Get a list of all calls received to your phone (or all calls placed by the woman upstairs, however they do it) for the last month, and submit that to the landlord so you can PROVE–unlike her–that you ARE actually being abused.
    Second, talk to your and her other neighbors. One of them must have heard her verbally abusing you, especially WHEN SHE STOOD IN THE HALLWAY RIGHT OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR. With extra witnesses, it will no longer be just your word against hers.
    Finally, GET A DIGITAL RECORDER LIKE I DID. Record her screaming at you. Record her calling you those names. Record her banging on the floor.

    Do it, Terri. Far from moving out yourself, turn it around 180 degrees and get HER evicted. You are not being a bad tenant, you are a VICTIM. YOU are the one being abused.

    You can do this. Just follow my two steps – (1) successfully challenge your eviction, and then (2) get her evicted using CONCRETE PROOF of your abuse. And use the word, “abuse.” I used it repeatedly in e-mails to my landlord when I was trying to get my upstairs neighbor evicted. It works.

    You really can do this. It doesn’t matter if your landlord is sick of the problem–do you think mine wasn’t?–or if your landlord doesn’t like you very much right now: Eviction simply because a landlord does not like a tenant is ILLEGAL. They have no case against you.

    If you really love your apartment like you say you do, challenge your eviction. And then move to get rid of her. You can do it. All you need is some proof, and the phone records, digital recordings, and testimony from third-party neighbors will be more than enough.

    Again, it does not matter if your landlord is sick of you right now. They have to act in accordance with the LAW. And that means repealing your eviction notice–or taking it to court but LOSING, and then serving one on her in the face of the EVIDENCE you are going to provide.

    You can do this. Hang in there. I never thought I’d read about someone who went through something so eerily similar to what I did. But I did. And so I decided to offer my support. You are not alone, apparently. These things do happen. And they can be resolved.

    Simply put, your nut-job neighbor has GOT TO GO. Hang in there.

    Andy

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  8. June 12, 2009 at 8:08 am, sixsixone said:

    can I have my parents retrieve my personal belongings ie: clothes,legal documents. on my behalf due to me being incarserated. and just finding out my soon to be ex wife has been served an eviction notice for non payment of rent? help!!! need answers soon!!!!

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  9. June 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm, Andy said:

    Hey Terri, I may have been mistaken when I said they can’t evict you without cause. With a month to month lease, it may very well be true that your landlord can do this to you, on the basis that landlords ARE allowed to tell tenants that they have to leave for no reason as long as they do it at the end of a lease period.

    Look into it, if you haven’t already, and make sure you know exactly what all your options are. But you have my sympathies, and if you DO have to leave, then I wish you the best of luck with getting compensation through that lawsuit that you had planned.

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  10. June 14, 2009 at 1:57 am, Ginny said:

    I have a question for you all…

    Ok long story short…..
    My Fiance’s Brother in law signed the lease and my Fiance was living in the home, my finace had to leave the country on emergency, and asked me to move into his place, so I did….
    My Fiance was not on the lease and never was the whole time he lived there but they did not know he was the one living there, well his brother in law decided since I was living there he wanted me to be added on the lease, and I told him my credit was not all that good but he said there would be no worries cause I am just an add on, however they are way strict here…
    they require wether you are an add on, a co signer or a main signer to make 3 times the rent amount, and have passing credit.

    It denied my credit, so my mom cosigned, but 3 times the rent amount is 24,000 a year and my mom only makes 21,000 so they denied her too. my mom had her friend write a written letter saying she does cleaning for him too which she does, and they would not accept that, cause they say they dont accept under the table work, and they need a 1099 form or tax return for all employment to prove it.

    My Fiance’s Brother in law even called and said that I dont pay any rent that he pays it all, and they said they did not care.. which does not make sence, he makes a lot of money, and his credit is passing, they should not care what the co applicant has as long as the main applicant passed everything..

    going forward..

    they told me I am in briech of contract even living here because I am not on the lease.

    they say I have to figure something out by monday or they will serve a 3 day vacate notice.

    what my question is, I have two toddlers, and there is no way I can get out that fast.
    do they have the right to make me leave that fast even if I am not on the lease? dont they have to give at least 30 days? I also already paid the rent this month..

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  11. June 18, 2009 at 7:08 am, CD said:

    Andy, I am a landlord, and I agree with your post- but, at least in my state- on a month to month lease a landlord can get a tenant out with 30 day notice- no cause or explanation is required.

    From a landlords point of view- we hate the noise complaints of one tenant complaining about the other…. we should not have to police adults. I tell my tenants if the noise is serious enough, make a police report for noise violation. If the person complaining is being nitpicky, the police can get on that person for attempting to make a false report.
    If I get 3 valid police reports for noise on a tenant, that tenant is gone.

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  12. June 19, 2009 at 4:30 pm, Wrongful Eviction said:

    I received an eviction notice from my landlord because I went on the 4th of the month to pay the rent. After the 3rd, the rent is considered overdue. I had been in the hospital for a week at that point and asked them to waive the extra fee in light of my sickness and since I had never before (for 2 years) been late in paying rent.

    The apartment manager refused to do so. Even their district manager refused and alleged that I was paying late on purpose – at this point, I was clueless as to why I wanted to be in pain and pay a fine. Further, she decided to serve me an eviction notice even though I agreed to pay the extra fee (heck, the rent was $1500) and told me I needed to leave the apartment on the date listed in the eviction letter.

    My question is: can I file suit against them stating that they discriminated against me? Here are my reasons for the law suit:

    i) I have seen other people pay late fees and not get eviction notices
    ii) I have seen other people being exempted for late fees for first occurrence of late payment
    iii) The district manager has in the past told me – to paraphrase – “you people are the issue”
    iv) They asked me to leave the apartment and provided false information to harass me regarding eviction.

    If anyone knows of any precedence or specific clauses of the “Fair Housing Act” that could be used here, it would be very helpful.

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  13. June 19, 2009 at 8:16 pm, property manager said:

    Wongful Eviction……..what sate do you live in? Is your property management company a member of the apartment association? I need this information to be helpful with answers! Help me help you!

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  14. June 20, 2009 at 1:41 am, Cindy said:

    give your parents a signed letter giving them permission to get your belongings. Have them give copy to landlord. Another to your soon to be ex. If they have any problems have them get the police to intervene. Your possessions cannot be held hostage or considered abandoned because of the letter. By the way parents keep original safe in case needed legally.

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  15. June 20, 2009 at 1:54 am, Cindy said:

    You didnt say how long you have been there. A tenant can have a guest for a period of 6 weeks. Landlord can do nothing in that 6 week period. 3 days eviction? I know states have different time allotment for eviction but 3 days sounds like its an illegal push by landlord. Check out with your renters assoc.

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  16. June 20, 2009 at 2:14 am, Cindy said:

    wrongful eviction

    what do they mean by “you people are the issue”? Have you been in their complaint file for any problems? I am a landlord and a problem tenant is one who gets evicted once they make a major mistake. Sounds like they were waiting for this opportunity.
    Ques…..Did you make the payment and late fee and are you under a lease agreement that they may be breaking? If you paid you have the right to stay till the date you are paid up to.
    Try putting your state and renters rights in a search and you should get laws pertaining to you on what rights you should have.

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  17. June 21, 2009 at 4:07 pm, cmd said:

    I am not sure what to do. i work as a leasing agent for company in Florida that has filed for and eviction against me. I live on the property that i work at. I notified may property Manager that my rent check may get returned because geico took 6 months of payments from my bank account in error and this will cause my rent check to be returned. i Told my manager that i will pay my rent out of my next check if geico did not return the money by then. At no time did anyone tell me that this would not be okay. yesterday i received a notice on my door from the sheriff’s office the papers that they have filed for eviction and i need to move or respond in 5 days. i never received the 3 day notice as required however, there is one with the eviction notice.

    according to my knowledge the 3 day notice cannot include late fees my rent is $800 the notice is for $880 this include the 10% late fee. the other thing is that the notice states the day it was delivered on the line where that is to be provided but on the line that requires the time of day nothing is written. the 3rd things is that my understanding is that the 3day notice must be hand delivered and if no one is present you my post it on the door. the assistant Manager was the person that claimed to deliver the 3 day notice and she check the left on door option. we both were at work on june 11th which is the date on the notice. My office is right next to hers so close that we can talk thru the walls. i was available for her to hand deliver the notice.

    Keep in mind that the assistant was aware of the issue as well and at no time did she or my property manager come to me and say that there was any kind of issue. at no time did they even come to me and tell me that they were going to do this. there was never a notice placed on my door. and i find it suspicious that someone would claim to put it on my door when they could have just handed it to me at work. not to mention that i would never do this to a fellow coworker under these circumstances. to me it is not ethical and not humane. i am a single mother of 3 and i was #2 in the state of florida for leasing within the company and never had any problems as an employee. is there anyone out there that an advise me on this as i dont think i can afford a lawyer. thanks

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  18. June 23, 2009 at 12:34 am, s. Keller said:

    We are late on the rent. Received a letter stating that papers were filed, and now we owe court costs, in addition to late fees. No papers served, no notice, etc. 15% late fees + $103-206 court costs.

    Room mate lost job. They say we owe “Concessions” for all of the rental period, even though only 4 months are left on the lease. This cost is $1,500.

    So, now we owe $2,400. Can we get a sub-leaser? Do we have to pay “Court Costs” If we can’t pay rent, how can we pay all of the rest? Can we move out before we owe more?

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  19. July 08, 2009 at 12:09 am, carrie said:

    My disable checks did not show up one month, he verbally agreed to give me time, I tried arranging a payment with him he rejected it, but agreed he would give me time, but then still filed a petition( posted it on my door a week after i payed all the rent off July 1th he filed it on the june24th), I even followed threw on are agreement and now fully paid up to date July 1st(paid all fees too) yet still going to court late rent eviction I go to court on 16th he cased my clearance to get a job to be rejected.

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  20. July 22, 2009 at 9:38 pm, Ecila said:

    Wow…I am so sad to read these stories, and I am sure there are so many more which go untold everyday. I was evicted for nonpayment of rent for the very first time in my 16 years of rent-on-time, in 2006. I became ill and lost everything (well, almost), including the apartment. Help came in the form of friends and the kindness of strangers. What I noticed about my situation, that was unfortunate, was that because my apartments were managed by a big-time out-of-state management company, they (the ladies in the office) were unable to help me much. They were kind and did what they could, but I knew they ultimately had to do their job. (I did keep them informed of my circumstances during the entire time I was ill). I did have to appear in court, three days after I got out of the hospital. I did have to move, ten days after I got out of the hospital. It was only by Grace that I got through this, because I had help from other caring humans. Afterwards, I received a notice in the mail from that apartment complex, stating I owed their management company approx. $1000 above and beyond the court judgement. The stated reason for the extra charges was pathetic… a list frivolous cleaning, repair costs, etc…. I knew I left the apartment very clean and had damaged nothing. The only thing I did have was a light stain on the carpet from a juice spill, which I had difficulty cleaning (cream berber carpet), I left a couple of small nails in the wall due to time constraints, and I left ONE trashbag (of non-food items) outside, next to the front door, on the day I turned in my keys. I simply forgot to take it to the trash bin downstairs a few steps away because I was ill, and mentally and physically exhausted. Later, I remembered a clause in the lease which stated that the apartment would automatically be recarpeted after my tenancy; hence the high security deposit, which would only be partially refunded. This way, each tenant moved in a newly carpeted apartment. No problem for me at the signing of the lease. (Of course I did not get it back, nor did I expect to). I expected to be required to pay the apartment management company what the judge ordered me to pay…basically three months worth of remaining rent including late charges. The extra $1000 dollars on top of the judgement is simply misuse and abuse of what they think they had power over, which is ME…and at that time, an ill and financially destitute version of ME. I have not paid them anything. Simply because I have not been able to. My advice to anyone regarding anything landlord–tenant is to get informed. There are many resources out there…online, books, local associations, other tenants, free legal advice, etc…. DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE BULLIED or frightened BY ANYONE, especially if it doesn’t “feel” right. Help yourself by getting yourself educated and thus you will feel more empowered and much less stressed. There are too many people in this country (of all countries) who take advantage of those less fortunate!! DO NOT BE A VICTIM!!! If you think like one, you will be one. Instead, empower yourself with common sense, get proof (in writing and /or otherwise), read the fine print, and always ask MANY MANY questions, including WHY. Those who choose not to know/learn, won’t! And ALWAYS REMEMBER, “This, too shall pass.” And it does. Bless you all.

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  21. August 29, 2009 at 8:46 am, Mary maneen said:

    I am being evicted not for non payment of rent (never a day late.) I am being evicted because I have black mold in my cellar and it floods when it rains. I repeatdly asked my landlord to take care of this as black mold is deadly,she had a kid in the neighborhood paint over it. I told her not good enough that’s when she served me with an eviction notice. I did call codes and this is all documented. Can she get away with this?

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  22. September 06, 2009 at 12:32 pm, atimba said:

    i paid julys rent landlord gave me a three day and on the three day said julys rent had not been paid i have check to prove it !! in the meantime sheriff gave me a notice i responed in the five days allowed now what do i do

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  23. February 10, 2010 at 6:39 am, Aurora said:

    You think you have it bad..try owning your doube wide mobile home..everything ok till may of 2009 when the manager starts complaining that your BBQ music is loud and uses the previouls people we had problems with to enforce his point..I have 14 years there..the new owner has no idea the monster she says is representing the mobile..he lost his legs two years ago from abusing morphine. I had been letting him know that I was not threating nor bothering no one, buy yet he would say that the people at the other side were complaining of my fiance’ funny I had no problem till my fiance moved in in April, we had ask the manager to play music for moms day and of course it would be for him as well my fiance’ b day was in may too, well no problem he said. When
    he saw my fiance equipment (DJ) he started to flip and just went on and on about him migraine, funny we had not even started the music, at 1 pm he put it to gether and tested it and advised him just hook up on speaker that is all we need, and I went to everyone there at the park for permission every one said yes, the music was not turned on till 6 pm, omg here he comes,
    the wetbags, that is wat he said..the wet bags are saying your music is too loud, I told omg I just turned it on, so my nephew said no she is not turning it down cause everyone around the park told her the music is ok, here he comes again, now he comes as a friend please shut that shit off I have a migrane, I said how can u hear my music if you leave way at the end overthere..so I went and ask the people he accused of complaining, I was advised from the people that they never said a thing to the manager and if it was too loud they would of come and advised up, so he got mad and said don’t cry when the cops go to your house, that was one.
    After that things got back he started a big dispute with the people I had had problems with over 2 and half years ago, got so bad that when a friend of the family was bringing my disable brother home cause his wheel chair batter died, they came straight to harrass him he came in and told me hey these guy are starting c rap with me all I did was bring your bro home I have a ticket that is out standing and I don’t want to do something stupid, so I told him I would give him a ride to avoid an incident, when I went out side omg there they were all of them the female I was having problems with yelling get off the car bitch lets finish this, and the other two trying to pull the boy out of the window, so I ignored it and took off, not fast like they tried to put in the report. as I was driving around the park I notice that the manager was being brought down from the ramp he is disable due to his own wrong use of morphine, well anywho he had
    one of his minor sons put him in the middle of the road so I can stop, that was one, so I carefullly crossed the grass to get out of the park only one way in and only one way out, as I was getting closer to the roadway one of the tenants the husband of the girl I had been having trouble in the past jumb on holding himself on the window and socked me on my shoulder, if I would of not moved my face he would of got me, when I finally was able to talk to a police he asked why did I leave” I said I ran for my life, they all came to my home trying to fight, she the wife who assualted me did too..so I ignored it and trie to get out of there safe then the manager puts himself in the middle of the road, he caused the incident.
    After all this the guy didn’t even get arrested and I ended up in the hospital from the assualt, I have givine it to the DA but I have not heard anything I went back a few weeks ago to check and I was told that it could take up to a year, and I have not been better since and were in FEB>
    This is the good thing now after 14 years I get evicted, I have no new lease with the new owner, no new rules and regulations as she puts it, and I don’t have the (MRL) which is the mobile home bible in other words, I got 60 day eviction notice to move or sell my mobile, well
    I tried and to my surprise before the 60 days are up she pops up with one of her rules and regulations that I have to give her 20 days notice on the buyer, I said wat rule I never recevied nor sign any rule or regulation. further more I had never got the deed to my mobile till the 15 of Jan and the eviction was dadte nov 12.
    I get serve the unlawful detainer now they don’t care that I’m not late with my space rent they want possession of my mobile home that took me 14 years to buy for my family, my kids grew up there, I am 51 years old singel mother, I got assualted that tenant never got evicted, but the manager got away with molesting chldren but its ok he is the manager.. tell me where is the justice when you go to the courts and gethelp, now I might of lost my mobile home because they sneakly didn’t send me the trial date to my home (mobile) who right now my son and his girl friend stay who any day will have her baby, I didn’t even get the chance to go to court because I was never given a trial day according to the landlords judge it was yesterday 2/8/10
    I never saw any notice stating that.
    If anyone know what I can do please help me I won my mobile home I moved out since the harrassment, I been trying to sell it but its hard when the landlord interfers with every perspective buy and jan and feb rent have been offered. if you know who can help please let me know..i’m in california I am going to leave my number california 209 358 0838.

    thank you, God Bless

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  24. February 10, 2010 at 6:44 am, Aurora said:

    JUST WANT PEOPLE TO SEE THERE NOT ALONE..THERE ARE BAD MANAGERS OUT THERE AND THE LANDLORD DEPENDS ON THEM, I’M LOSING EVERYTHING OF 14 YEARS ALL BECAUSE THE MANAGER HAS THE HOTS FOR A TENANT THAT DOES EVEYONE IN THE PARK, I HAVE BEEN ASUALTED, HARRASSED, THREATEN AND NOW SERVED WITH A UNLAWFUL DETAINER AND I HAVE BEEN MOVED OUT SINCE 7/09 HE WANTS POSSESSION NOT A PERSPECTIVE BUYER. I NEED SOME ONE WHO CAN HELP ME.

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  25. April 01, 2011 at 9:55 pm, Lost in Virginia said:

    My 21yr. old son was asked to sign an eviction notice on the same day he paid his rent,what a croc

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  26. October 30, 2011 at 3:44 am, cheryl said:

    this is in ky , my daughter and i live in the same apt building , and on 8-8-2011 i went to my dr and they did some test as i am disabled and i was told my bones have detoriated 33 % more than before and i will probably end up in a wheel chair in a yr , so they told me i need to look for a place i could have all facilities on first floor and avoid stairs at all cost, so i heard f a single floor at that w/d hoo so i went and looked at it and like it filled out a alication on 8-25 and she told me they would chec my reference and if everything was oay i cold pay my depoist and pic up key i had a yr lease that was p in december but im on hud and because of health reason i was able to move early , the new place did a reference call on 30 th and on the 31 a eviction notice was faxed into hud for me and my daughter for damages to apt including but not limited to excessive fifth , mind u noone has been in our apt so i didnt move i called the landlord and i explained that they was no damages to our apt he said he would come look and if it was okay he would tae it back , he never showed up he continue to make apt or 3 weeks never showing up so i went and talk to lawyer then on oct 4 he took out a detainer of property on me and i was serve at 12 the night before court and my lawyer asked for a jury trial which is set nov 23 , when i moved in the at was in bad shae from revious owner had dog crap all over the carpet which i have witness and cat feces was all over the walls and i was told it was my job to clean it even though i had to pay a depoist , i had 5 different eople helping me clean it took us 3 weeks to get it in shape to pass hud inspection i was told that the carpet would be change the following month which never happened i shampoo this carpet 13 times and got everything up except faint spots and now just because my health is worse and i need all facilites on one floor he is evicting me and he cost me the apt i was looking at and cause me to loose my hud for 3 yrs so now i guess i looking at nursing home if he wins which he is rich and everything has been handed to him by his parent so i dont know what is going to happen

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  27. February 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm, Marcus Gonzalez said:

    I was evicted after I got my business degree from NYU a couple years ago. I’m 25 now, but I was 22 when I graduated. I moved into the city, and continued to look for a job. At this time, it was the worst time to possibly look for a decent job. I had a ton of college loans to pay off and now regular expenses. In 2010, it was April, I walked to the door to see an eviction notice on my door.. It helped me realize that I need to be more frugal. I have a couple roommates now, and am now a paid intern with Broadview Spectrum Industries Inc. Even college graduates are down on their luck too. you’re not alone.

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  28. June 07, 2012 at 9:58 pm, greg adcock said:

    I paid my first rent on time the second month rent my land lord gave me an evection notice to be out in 3 days and refused my rent money saying his partner doesn’t like me so I am being evected because of what……oh he put down due to non payment no that’s wrong he refused my money so can I sue

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  29. June 13, 2012 at 10:28 am, Candice said:

    I paid my rent on the 8th…its due on the 1st and considered “late” after the 6th day….. Ive never been late before and called the office BEFORE the 1st and said I had an emergancy but will pay rent with late fees (103.00) on the 8th …thwy said ok no problem…..I did pay with late fees and all on the 8th and i just got a vacate show cause civil case paper in my door….. this was filed on the 11th…..So now im a little upset and I want to know is this filing on record? Will this hurt me in renting in the future? What can I do about this? The office says “Oh sorry dont worry about it” however Im still worried. This is in SC by the way.

    Anyone??

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  30. July 19, 2012 at 8:12 am, Traci. said:

    Candice, you hve nutn 2 worry about as far as ur.credit n bckgrund. The manager is just doing her/his job by keepn up on all legal documents. This are stps that u hve try 2 when

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  31. August 05, 2012 at 5:19 pm, Cassondra said:

    Im 20 yrs old and this is my first appartment in Arizona. My 6 month lease ended at the end of june this year. My landlord was still collecting rent. i thought the landlord and I had an agreement (unfortunately not in writing) since I first started the lease, that I could pay rent that is due on the 1st of every month, a few days late, (no later than the 5th) due to payroll at work. as long as I paid the $50 late fee, and I payed the electric bill on time.

    The Landlord was fine with this, for the fact I paid cash. I always collected receipts for every transaction. At the begining of july the landlord and I discussed me signing a new lease because I wanted to add my boyfriend on. My landlord agree and said he would bring the paperwork by around the 1st of August.

    When Aug. 1st came, he served me with an eviction notice stating I have 30 days to leave. My landlord Verbally told me, I have too many visitors and noise complaints from another tenant.
    I was also told I don’t pay my rent on time. I asked him if we can discuss the notice. He said we can talk about it when he receive his rent for august.

    On aug 3rd, payday, the landlord collected my full rent payment and handed me a receipt. As he left he told me I still need to be out by the end of the month. I read online, that by him accepting any type of payment from me after giving me a notice, he basically agreed that I can stay for another month and he has to give me another notice if he still wants me to leave. Also, i’m fully caught up on all my rent. My mom told me the eviction notice was not filled through the courts. I don’t want to be a problem, but if I can prove it, I want him to know he is wrong. I also need my some of my money back if he wants me to move on time. How should I go about this with my landlord without going to court or having him file a real notice? Please help.

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  32. August 08, 2012 at 8:49 pm, Michele Murphy said:

    I have been very sick since October of this last year, so my parents stepped in and took over my rent and bills for several months until my illness was more resolved and I could start work again. This last July, my Grandmother fell ill from a surgery gone bad and my parents flew out of State in emergency. I thought my Mother had paid the rent/bills as they had for months prior. On the evening of the 24th of July, I received a notice from my apartment office, saying they needed the rent + late fees. My Grandmother was on her death bed so I just assumed my Mother did not get it out that month. I called the office for 3 days, on the 27th, I had just missed a call from the apartment manager stating she was filing eviction. My Grandmother passed away that day. I told her that there was a huge mess with all of these tragic events and that it was clearly a mix up/mistake:to look at my past history of never, since 2002, having even a late payment and she agreed. I told her I would have Jouly, the late fees and August in full on the first, in the form of a cashier’s check. She said she would place a stay on the eviction, since she had already filed the court papers. I paid as I said I would, all rents, and fees, then today, upon checking my mail, I see I have a court order for an eviction slated for tomorrow am. When I dropped the $2500. In cashier check to the office, I specifically asked her if this was going to amend this, she said, yes, that the owners ‘loved me’ because I always paid on time and when they reviewed my file, they saw it was not only impeccable but I always had a few hundred on my balance to cushion a water bill/so on/overpayments monthly over the years. I am very sick, do not have a way to get to court tomorrow am and see there are court fees as well. What do I do? I am so upset because I paid almost a grand in fees and am being sued anyway. Is this going to affect me if I ever try to rent again-even though I am paid in full-actually, I have $100./150. Balance in my favor-Should they have called in the stay as they said they would? I live in Texas. The Property owners are a company out of CA. Advice/information please, would be helpful.

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  33. August 08, 2012 at 9:01 pm, Michele Murphy said:

    I forgot to mention this as well, the documents stating I being sued for non payment of rent/eviction have 2 papers stapled to the back with a law enforcement officer’s sig, stating they had tried to deliver this paperwork to me on the 30th and 31st of July, one am and one afternoon. I was home/on the phone with my Mother, long distance off and on those days because they were burying my Grandmother. Point is, I was home, in my office/bedroom by the front door and did not see or hear anyone, let alone someone in uniform deliver this paperwork. It clearly states that they tried at those 2 times, on those 2 dates to deliver me this eviction. It did not happen. In fact, I had talked to the front office several times on both those dates squaring away the total amounts due with rent/fees/August rent/water bills to make certain I had more than enough to give them to avoid this stress. Because I paid everything in full and then some, am I still required to go to court? It’s been resolved through payment or is eviction still pending despite the fact that I paid $2500. Which covers me through Sept. 1. Very stressed.

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  34. August 20, 2012 at 11:05 am, T Lady said:

    I am concerned for a friend, She is being evicted from her apt. , because her boyfriend had words with the police (it is in a high crime community) because of them harrassing the people that lives there. Trying to get folks to move out. they said to the manager that some guy had come out of the unit with drugs to sell to an undercover officer which is not true. with no proof at all she is being evicted. What can she do to keep her name clear.

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  35. August 21, 2012 at 10:38 am, Hazy said:

    To Cassondra:

    If your landlord does not have last month’s rent as a security from you then he can take your August payment and you would still have to leave at the end of August.

    If he does have a last month rent security from you then he extended the lease agreement by 1 month by accepting your rent payment.

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  36. October 06, 2012 at 9:08 am, blsgrl said:

    I just came home to a notice to pay or quit. I have no idea what to do. I will not have enough money to pay this until the 16th. I owe this months rent, plus 200 in late fees. I do not understand the paper I received, but the paper says “total amount due through May 2, 2005″. It is October 2012 and I moved in June 2011. Does the wrong date make this form invalid? I want to move anyways, but again not possible until the 16th. I will have 3000 dollars and I can go. He is a terrble landlord who refuses to fix anything. Any advice?

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  37. November 08, 2012 at 12:21 pm, Serena said:

    MySelf, Husband and our two children have lived in this apartment since 2010. Apon moving in we signed a month by month lease with My landlord. The owner of the house has been trying to sell the house, ( we have a total of 4 apartments ) Come the Beginning of July 2012 We were told that he’s found a buyer and we should as of july start paying this new guy! In July this new guy coming into my apartment with my current landlord and talks with us about whats going on, and we’re told we only pay him from now on and he’s taking over the house so all needs such as fixes that need to ben done we conctact him, as of that day we’ve told the new guy that our ceiling leaks and it’s in need of being fixed asap. We also discused that my husbands pay is bi-weekly and we’d be able to pay every two weeks and the new guy said no problem. as these past few weeks, months have been going by every time we pay this guy he has us meet him somewhere doesn’t come to the apartments, and also hasn’t fixed ANYTHING! we only hear from him on payday. i’ve been sending him numerous texts sayin why isn’t not fixed and when it’s gonna be and no answer. As of last week i get a call from my old landlord saying he’s having problems with this new guy and he’s taking back over the house and not to pay a dime to this guy. he came over and changed to locks to all apartments and gave us a written letter stating he’s the owner of the house and the new guy is not to be on the property and has no rights there period. also when the new guy took over her never gave us any papers, no lease nothing. anyways the day before pay day we get this long text from the new guy saying he’s the owner and not to listen to the old landlord and to only pay him & if we refuse he’s evicting us. also when recieving that phone call from the previous landlord (owner) he informed us that the new guys taking our money and not paying the bills and that our electric is about to be cut off, so he wend down and paid $1450 out of his pocket to keep us from being shut off. We’r getting nasty texts from the new guy saying he’s gonna show up at my husbands work and serve him eviction papers and that we’ve sided with the wrong guy. I was told to call 911 if he shows up and then to call the (Owner) asap and he’ll be right over, and as of today i’m going down to get a order of protection against this guy. The guy swears that he’s the new owner and that he’s allowed to evict us. Any input on what else i need to do? i’m talked over the phone with an attorney and he told me not to pay anything to anyone until this gets resolved, good idea huh?

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  38. November 08, 2012 at 12:24 pm, Serena said:

    Sorry about all the misspelling, i’m a little under the weather and very stressed out!!

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  39. December 03, 2012 at 8:35 am, erin said:

    I received an eviction notice from my apartment complex but I paid the amount due before I received my court order. She said she was going to refund me my money because I have to pay court cost but we haven’t been to court yet! I also have not received my money back in the bank and it has been 3 business days?! Is ther Anything I can do about this?

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  40. December 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm, Lakesha said:

    I received an eviction notice from my apartment complex for non-payment. A letter was left on my door for me to vacate the permisses within 3 days. I lost my job and my unemployment hasnt started yet…Can my landlord charge me for the full month of December when I was there for 3 weeks.

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  41. December 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm, luana said:

    I’VE BN AT MY APT. FOR 3 YRS, JUST RECENTLY I HAVE HAD A DOMESTIC SITUATION WITH MY HUSBAND, I’M BCK AT MY APT BUT MY LANDLORD SAYS THE ASSIOCIATION DOESN’T WANT ME HERE. MY LANDLORD DOESN’T KNOW I’M BCK HOME,BUT WHAT CAN HAPPEN?

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  42. February 10, 2013 at 11:51 pm, Lolalane said:

    I recieved an eviction notice to go to court saying i didnt pay my rent for december 2012&january2013. I have proof that i paid december2012s rent. Wouldnt it make that eviction notice void? Also i think its a 7day eviction notice. And would i be able to ask for more than 7days?

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  43. April 09, 2013 at 12:46 pm, Michelle said:

    I just received an eviction letter. But the girl from the front office failed to write it up properly. The Expiration date is not entered. I have received it on the 8th of April but it states the rent is Due on April 15th. I know she received the first 1/2 of my rent and I wrote a note with that payment that the rest would be in on the 11th. Plus, I have a credit on my account. So, can someone explain to me how valid this eviction letter really is?

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  44. September 24, 2013 at 11:15 am, Anonymous said:

    Sad But true,lived here for 7 Years my landlord had cancer. But is well enough now and it has been removed, I praise god for this. But as for someone who has been through what he has been, be so cruel and cold hart ted. Why, because after being here for as long as we have 2 kids 2 adults. We very very rarely bothered with him knowing that he was not as well. He has not really ever bothered us for any reason before. Well the basement is through our home,and the man up stairs is friends the our landlord and is always in the need of going down into the basement very very often, like twice a month or more. Well my husband works and because it is a old cellar door that has to be lifted up. it may weigh about if not more 200 pounds Like the old days and then you have to climb down these old stairs. etc. Well i am only 5 ft 3 and weigh 115 if that. I never had a problem with anything not even with the basement flooded with sewer water and pipes broke from feces from humans in the basement at one time. they dug up the basement floor and mold build up still and 2 huge piles of dirt remains there till this day. I asked if My landlord built me a shed for my things that i could save in it and after that anything that could not fit in the shed, which is not to big, we had kept in the hall as it could be removed if needed. I had numerous of times be asked to open the cellar door for the man upstairs,gasman,electric,landlord etc. I never had a problem, I just ask that they can either wait until later in the evening or come back when someone can open it, explaining to them the reason being, or if they were able to open it them self, Now, one day it had been pouring rain as i was running late from taking the children to school we were crossing a main street, he yells loud hey denise (the landlord) open the cellar door for him to let the phone guy in, as I stopped dead in my tracks and polity said yes no problem i said i was late taking them to school and we were walking as it was, we were wet and cold. He stands under the doorway and i said please give me 10-15 minutes i will be right back. I will open it then. he gave me the most meanest look, and as i waited for his reply, i went ahead and took them to school. Well he told me about this and said it took me to long,which i was only 15 minutes. He said it was to long and feels as if i am not happy here and besides i think the place is also to small for yous. Its a 4 bedroom for heavens sake. I am thinking to myself. Well i paid rent not over due, paid up to date, only now for this month i have not because, i have it on me, but he will not take it and i have proof after the third eviction papers he typed up,(month 2 month) he and his family have continued 2 put in my mailbox and taped to my door, i have paid him his full amount of rent for every month on and after that. he still insists i move out, i said why are you asking me to leave and still taking my rent if you wnat me out, i am thinking , i have not said this to him, because he just makes up reasons for me, and his brother told me because hes my brother, and he can because it is his house!!! I know this all seems confusing but please try to make sense of it, because we have rights, my family is being forced out of our home for no reason. I am worried about court and i never ever been evicted before, so i am clueless on what is going to happen, well i be forced to move because he says so. He can not lie to the judge,i will plead my case and speak only the truth. I have told him about the electric being out in the house and minor things we would fix and never asked for anything, we have painted the whole house the big porches were power washed, i forgot to mention we have our painting company, so we like color and a comfortable and clean looking place of our own, we basically took good care of it. He just wants what he says and says what he wants, now! I place it in Gods Hands. I keep looking cause no one wants to be somewhere there not welcome, but please when you have children finding a great school district and safe area to raise your children, as well as finding a place that you can afford,its not that simple to do. Its like trying to drain water from a rock in other words. Where are our rights??? I need prayers please, i wanted to add this they stop me on the streets yelling have i found something yet, saying he doesn’t know where you are going to go? he told me that he has the place rented,? they continue to everyday keep knocking on the doors putting papers in my mail box and make it worse they stop my childen while outside playing, asking them if i found them a place to live yet? Now that is enough! This has nothing to do with them, they have enough to deal with with school and the fact he is forcing us from our home. What to do from here??? Worried that he will get what he wants because this is the way it always seems to be! Not fair if so.

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  45. September 24, 2013 at 11:17 am, Blessed said:

    Sad But true,lived here for 7 Years my landlord had cancer. But is well enough now and it has been removed, I praise god for this. But as for someone who has been through what he has been, be so cruel and cold hart ted. Why, because after being here for as long as we have 2 kids 2 adults. We very very rarely bothered with him knowing that he was not as well. He has not really ever bothered us for any reason before. Well the basement is through our home,and the man up stairs is friends the our landlord and is always in the need of going down into the basement very very often, like twice a month or more. Well my husband works and because it is a old cellar door that has to be lifted up. it may weigh about if not more 200 pounds Like the old days and then you have to climb down these old stairs. etc. Well i am only 5 ft 3 and weigh 115 if that. I never had a problem with anything not even with the basement flooded with sewer water and pipes broke from feces from humans in the basement at one time. they dug up the basement floor and mold build up still and 2 huge piles of dirt remains there till this day. I asked if My landlord built me a shed for my things that i could save in it and after that anything that could not fit in the shed, which is not to big, we had kept in the hall as it could be removed if needed. I had numerous of times be asked to open the cellar door for the man upstairs,gasman,electric,landlord etc. I never had a problem, I just ask that they can either wait until later in the evening or come back when someone can open it, explaining to them the reason being, or if they were able to open it them self, Now, one day it had been pouring rain as i was running late from taking the children to school we were crossing a main street, he yells loud hey denise (the landlord) open the cellar door for him to let the phone guy in, as I stopped dead in my tracks and polity said yes no problem i said i was late taking them to school and we were walking as it was, we were wet and cold. He stands under the doorway and i said please give me 10-15 minutes i will be right back. I will open it then. he gave me the most meanest look, and as i waited for his reply, i went ahead and took them to school. Well he told me about this and said it took me to long,which i was only 15 minutes. He said it was to long and feels as if i am not happy here and besides i think the place is also to small for yous. Its a 4 bedroom for heavens sake. I am thinking to myself. Well i paid rent not over due, paid up to date, only now for this month i have not because, i have it on me, but he will not take it and i have proof after the third eviction papers he typed up,(month 2 month) he and his family have continued 2 put in my mailbox and taped to my door, i have paid him his full amount of rent for every month on and after that. he still insists i move out, i said why are you asking me to leave and still taking my rent if you wnat me out, i am thinking , i have not said this to him, because he just makes up reasons for me, and his brother told me because hes my brother, and he can because it is his house!!! I know this all seems confusing but please try to make sense of it, because we have rights, my family is being forced out of our home for no reason. I am worried about court and i never ever been evicted before, so i am clueless on what is going to happen, well i be forced to move because he says so. He can not lie to the judge,i will plead my case and speak only the truth. I have told him about the electric being out in the house and minor things we would fix and never asked for anything, we have painted the whole house the big porches were power washed, i forgot to mention we have our painting company, so we like color and a comfortable and clean looking place of our own, we basically took good care of it. He just wants what he says and says what he wants, now! I place it in Gods Hands. I keep looking cause no one wants to be somewhere there not welcome, but please when you have children finding a great school district and safe area to raise your children, as well as finding a place that you can afford,its not that simple to do. Its like trying to drain water from a rock in other words. Where are our rights??? I need prayers please, i wanted to add this they stop me on the streets yelling have i found something yet, saying he doesn’t know where you are going to go? he told me that he has the place rented,? they continue to everyday keep knocking on the doors putting papers in my mail box and make it worse they stop my childen while outside playing, asking them if i found them a place to live yet? Now that is enough! This has nothing to do with them, they have enough to deal with with school and the fact he is forcing us from our home. What to do from here??? Worried that he will get what he wants because this is the way it always seems to be! Not fair if so.

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  46. October 02, 2013 at 11:35 pm, Paula said:

    I was evicted from my apartment recently. I came home to a sheriffs notice on my door and they changed my locks. The next day I asked my landlord to enter the property to remove my items. When I entered the property I noticed that some things had been moved. I found out that the sheriff did a quick “sweep” of my belongings. Is this illegal?

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  47. December 04, 2013 at 8:24 pm, Feli said:

    My mother has been on housing over 20 years (even after all us kids moved out) and was recently evicted by the managment (not housing) and it’s going through a legal process due to the place not being clean. She is elderly and I have helped her clean but the place needs new carpet and there is mold near all of the faucets. I’m wondering if it’s legal for that office to evict her after all of these years of being on housing, they said it’s because the place is a mess but she really is too old to clean up after herself at times but I know for a fact her rent has always been paid on time.

    The first question I have is will she lose her housing? She lives in Orange County, CA and I’m her only family in this state (I’m in Riverside) so I have to help her. I don’t know what to do and I believe they’re too harsh on her.

    My main problem with the office is that they never fixed anything until last month and while she is older and has trouble cleaning after herself the appliances never worked properly. The dishwasher flooded, the icebox leaked, and the heater/AC never worked. Those likely caused the damage to the carpet from the leaks and her leaving the windows open on hot days.

    The carpet is a mess but I cleaned everthing else up. Last month when they gave her a 30-day notice and inspected the place they told her to get rid of some items (her tv is the old wooden ones and a shelf she must have had since childhood) and it sounded suspicious to me. I’ve been wondering if this is even legal but I’m still getting things situated if they force her out of the apartment.

    Can they really evict a senior citizen for having a dirty carpet and a few dusty items around her apartment?

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  48. December 04, 2013 at 8:34 pm, Feli said:

    I also thought that housing could only evict her from the apartment, not the workers in the office.

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  49. January 06, 2014 at 6:27 pm, Dave curtin salem OR. said:

    I have just recieved a 30 day no cause from my landlord Jan.6th 2014 for no other reason because I didnt get back to her at that exact moment she called. I tell her I don’t check my messages every 5 minutes,and I apologize well she continued to talk down to me she has for no reason been harrassing me for the past month and continuously has been on my case because I don’t see her messages quick enough and respond back cast enough. I am a 42 yr old male and a T 5 parapalegic as if my everyday life isn’t a challenge already and now for absolutely no reason what so ever I have been given a no cause 30 day notice to vacate my apt. I live off a fixed income each month from S.S.I. and do t have the finances to move elsewhere so if anyone out there reads this a d could offer me any advice my ears r wide open a d ready .I live in salem OR and need some HELP !!!!!!! In this matter. Thank you, SINCERELY, DAVID CURTIN

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  50. May 31, 2014 at 11:36 pm, richard cerio said:

    I am being evicted for non payment of rent.I have always paid rent on time for 20 yrs. in this bldg. Last year my landlord stopped giving rent reciepts. No i am being told i did not pay rent for may. I have the money order reciept to prove it. The sad thing is that when you talk to an attorney in san diego calif. They will not even say hello to you without $100 up front. Then they tell you how much it will cost you to fight the eviction. Apx. $1400. you must pay first. Then you go to court and the judge always rules in the landlords favor. It all about the money and protection big business. The courts must not cause anybody to loose one dollar. The judges must help the landlords make lots of money to buy their big screen tv’s and million dollar condos. I had the money order reciept and a smart phone video that showed the landlord accepting my rent. The judge ruled against me.

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