Eviction Notice – What To Do

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You pay rent on time, keep your apartment reasonably clean, and you think you’re a darn good tenant. You’ve never even considered the possibility of being evicted. Even if you’re sure it’ll never happen to you, it’s important to know the details of the eviction process and the many reasons why you might be evicted. Those who pay rent on time may still be susceptible to eviction due to other factors. Read on to learn more about the various categories of eviction and your rights in each situation.

There are three main types of eviction notices, as well as a separate category of non-eviction notices to vacate. Each type of eviction notice—pay or quit, cure or quit, and unconditional quit—is described below, and the non-eviction notices are covered below.

Pay or Quit Notices (Failure to Pay)

This type of eviction notice may be served if you haven’t paid your rent by the end of the grace period or late period allowed in your lease agreement. The notice will detail the amount of time you have to respond or pay rent (usually five days). Your landlord is required to accept a full rental payment if you offer it, but it is not necessary for your landlord to accept a partial payment from you. However, if he or she does accept a partial payment, this will end the current eviction procedure and another must be started if you fail to pay rent in full. As a tenant, you should know your rent amount and be prepared to pay it on time or deal with the consequences.

Note that completely withholding rent is not usually an acceptable way to deal with your landlord’s failure to fix a problem with your rental unit. Instead of simply neglecting to pay rent, you should disclose the issue to your landlord in writing and take legal action if necessary. You may be able to have a court hold your rent in escrow until your landlord addresses your complaint.

If you don’t pay your rent in full after the amount of time specified in the pay or quit notice, your landlord will probably serve you with an <LINK> unlawful detainer notice. The unlawful detainer is a serious motion which will very likely result in you moving out. To avoid an unlawful detainer or pay or quit notice, pay your rent on time and stay in active communication with your landlord.

Cure or Quit (Violation of Lease Terms)

You can receive this type of eviction notice even if you pay rent. Cure or quit notices inform you of a problem with your tenancy, which may be a violation of lease terms or a result of complaints from other tenants. You might be too noisy or too messy, or perhaps you’re housing a pet that’s not allowed under your lease contract. Regardless of the nature of the problem, your landlord will serve you with a notice—usually a 3-day nuisance notice—and you will have the amount of time specified in that notice to fix the problem.

Review your lease agreement to determine whether your actions are in violation of its terms. If you disagree with your landlord’s assessment of the situation, be prepared to back up your position with text from your lease. It may also be possible for you to work out an agreement with your landlord and neighbors that allows you to slightly modify the terms of your lease—for example, you might be able to add a pet clause to your lease or sign a new pet-accommodating lease if a new pup or kitten is the source of the problem. Still, whether you need to find Fluffy a new home, stop practicing the drums at 3 a.m., or clear the empty beer bottles off your balcony, immediately fixing the problem described in the cure or quit notice is probably the best action to take if you want to stay in your apartment.

Unconditional Quit:

An unconditional quit notice is a harsh measure that provides the tenant with no opportunity to pay rent or make up for actions that have violated the lease agreement. This type of notice might be served if the tenant has failed to pay rent on time for a prolonged period, repeatedly violated terms of the lease agreement, caused extensive damage to the rental property, or engaged in illegal activity (such as selling drugs) on the property. If you’re this type of tenant, you probably already knew this unconditional quit notice was coming to you, and there’s not much you can do about it.

Non-Eviction Move Out Notices:

These notices may be served without cause if your landlord wishes to terminate your rental agreement. Depending on your rental period and the terms of your lease, you may receive either a 7 day no-cause notice (usually for weekly rentals) or a 30 or 60 day no-cause notice (usually for monthly rentals). Just as you can usually give your landlord a specific amount of advance notice if you wish to end a week-to-week or month-to-month lease, your landlord can give you notice to move out if he or she wishes to renovate your living space, get a new tenant, or just stop renting altogether for whatever reason. Since your lease was on a term-to-term basis and your landlord is giving you the required notice, you probably don’t have much recourse in this situation.

The Tenacious Tenant: Fighting back


The grounds for filing a counter-claim against an eviction notice often center on the complaint that the apartment is uninhabitable or that the landlord is otherwise violating your rights as a tenant. Your assertion that this is the case may beg the question as to why you’re still living somewhere so uninhabitable. Still, your landlord is responsible for providing you with a certain degree of comfort in your rental unit, and his or her failure to do so may be legally significant—especially if a health or safety violation if involved.

You may be able to request some form of rent abatement from your landlord or the court in an attempt to mitigate your failure to pay rent in full. Be prepared, however, to provide extensive proof not only of the serious negative conditions but also of your previous efforts to have your landlord correct them. A judge will probably not be impressed with the argument that insufficient parking spaces—which you’d never before complained about—was a justification for your failure to pay rent for three months.

You may also be able to dispute the eviction notice on the grounds that it was improperly served (not directly served to you as the tenant), not worded clearly, or did not provide sufficient time for you to respond. If you are in low-income housing or receive housing assistance, you may have further recourse against an eviction notice. The eviction process is very detailed and landlords must adhere to strict standards when serving an eviction notice. For assistance with disputing eviction procedures or an eviction in general, you should probably consult your lawyer or local legal resources. If you’re planning to defend yourself in an eviction proceeding, this website offers many useful and detailed suggestions about the questions you need to ask and the actions you need to take.

Evading Eviction: The final word

Eviction is a serious proceeding, but it’s one that you can probably avoid or appease by paying rent and being a good tenant. If you’re familiar with the terms of your lease and stick to them, you should be able to avoid getting served with any type of eviction notice. If you research the situation and know your rights, you should be able to avoid getting evicted for issues you can correct.

250 Responses to “Eviction Notice – What To Do”

  1. March 25, 2006 at 1:43 pm, Anonymous said:



  2. April 07, 2006 at 3:21 pm, Guest said:

    how long does a person have after they receive a 3 day pay or quit notice to actually leave the premises?


  3. April 18, 2006 at 12:35 am, Guest said:

    im trying to find out my self.


  4. May 11, 2006 at 7:33 pm, Guest said:

    if i was evicted and am currently looking for a new apartment, what must happen for me to be able to rent from a new landlord? any fees in addition to the deposit/first month’s rent? any additional paperwork?


  5. May 18, 2006 at 4:20 pm, Guest said:

    Chances are you will have to pay your entire debt to the place you were evicted from before another company will rent to you. You may be able to find a private owner who will work with you more, but it’s a good idea to pay what you owe, anyway.


  6. May 31, 2006 at 8:00 pm, Guest said:

    today my apt. landlord (i live in ca.) gave me a 30 day notice to move out. i have been renting this apt for over 4 years and always have my rent money in on time. when i called him to ask why i got a 30 day notice he said because 4 out of 8 neyghbors complained to him about “scary looking” men coming over to my apartment- could this 30 day notice be legal? thanks


  7. June 08, 2006 at 2:42 pm, Anonymous said:

    hi my name is lisa marie, i have a couple of questions to ask.

    hello my name is lisa marie-i have been renting at the same apt. in chula vista for nearly 5 years-
    i got a 30 day notice to move out in the mail from my land lord. i dont understand why because i have been a good tenant and have only been 2-3 days late on rent twice in all these years. i called my landlord and he claims 4 out of my 8 neighbors complained about “mean looking men” comming to my apt.-i live with my 25yo and 18yo sons-they are not the happiest looking people and dont say “hi-how are you” to many of the neighbors – but NEVER had any arguments or anything like that with any of the neighbors-i think the real reason is because my 1/2 black son came to stay with me. a couple of months ago the landlord did say to me-in a very negitive way–“who is that black guy?” also there are no other black people in these apt for the last 5 years i lived here.so is it legal for him to kick me out because of complaints of “angry looking men”(my sons) comming to my apt? any help is much appreciated-thank you – the other question is since he did not have the 30 day notice certified in the mail, would i be able to act like i did not get it? I’m wanting to just rectify the situation by just staying and paying my rent like i have before in the past. i have thought about writing him a letter in writing to see if that would work.


  8. July 05, 2006 at 6:07 pm, Guest said:

    i have been living in the same apartment for 3 years and i recently got a dog, but my lease is up in a month, i didn’t think it would be a huge deal to have him stay here for the remainder of the lease. i got an eviction notice to leave in 30 days, which is when my lease is up anyways, and they are charging me $200 plus $25 a day until the end of my lease. thats a total of $1025 just for having a dog here for a couple of weeks. they did not send me a warning and i asked the landlord if i got rid of him would they stop charging me the $25 a day. she said no i would be responsible for the entire month. is this really legal??


  9. July 08, 2006 at 5:02 am, Guest said:

    Is complaining about maintenance and management, or lack thereof, a good enough reason to evict me from my apartment??


  10. August 14, 2006 at 11:05 am, Guest said:

    Make sure you read your lease carefully. It probably states in there that the landlord has the right to improve, alter, or eliminate any common areas, which would include community pools, spas/jacuzzi, fitness center, tennis court, or any other facility on the property for the tenants’ use.


  11. August 14, 2006 at 8:10 pm, Guest said:

    Hire a lawyer! This sounds like racism to me and that is NOT ok. Act ASAP


  12. September 04, 2006 at 8:04 pm, Guest said:

    problem roommate:breaking the lease
    if you sign a lease with your roommates, and then one of the roommates wants to move out and get off the lease, is it possible for them to do that legally without the consent of the other roommates on the lease?


  13. October 13, 2006 at 2:32 pm, Guest said:

    I am 8 days late on my rent if I am served with an eviction notice how long til I must actually move aout of my home. It was supposed to be paid on 10/1/06 I paid on 10/13/06.


  14. November 01, 2006 at 12:29 am, Guest said:

    i’m being evicted got 2 kids one on the way couldn’t pay is their any goverment help for people with little money……


  15. November 24, 2006 at 8:33 pm, Guest said:

    i just got evicted.is there any way that i can rent at another apt complex? how long does it take to go on my credit report


  16. November 24, 2006 at 10:21 pm, Guest said:

    hi i had section 8 and the land lord want her place after 3yrs of me living there so section 8 said she had to take me to court she did after 6month later i got evicted now i have no apartment and no section 8 can someone tell me if i can fight to get my section8 back i’m living with a friend sleeping on the floor with my two kids please help


  17. December 04, 2006 at 10:09 am, Guest said:

    there are government programs available public assistace.non profit organizations also give help to people that have been summond by a sheriff and/or recently evicted. cathholic charities is a non profit org. they only offer assistance 1 per person/family a year. many go to dept of human services for assistance in your area as welll.
    cathholiccharities.org i think?


  18. December 04, 2006 at 10:14 am, Guest said:

    yes. but either way it goes it is upon the duty of said person filing claim that they are doing so and they have to still at that point present documentation of claim to said parties(roomates) and pay thier half of owed said rent. if measures are not taken then roomates to whom claim is being filed can file a claim as well.( breech of contract).


  19. December 11, 2006 at 7:07 pm, Guest said:

    I never receivied a 3 day notice til after the paperwork to the court was filed. Also landlord was being cited by envionrmental health, both our property as well as the landlords property was deamed to not adhire ti the miniumium standards required. Our property has pest in it that our landlord says that all he has to do is the miniumum amount but they are EVERYWHERE. is this enough of a situation to warrent us not paying him rent if we have followed all the steps and procedures? Also we have been told and shown that there iis a large amount of mold in the walls. A medical practicioner has said that this is the reason our daughters(1 and 3) are getting sick.


  20. December 12, 2006 at 8:28 pm, Guest said:

    Not legal, you should fight it.


  21. December 15, 2006 at 5:25 pm, Guest said:

    I believe as long as you don’t owe HUD any money you can sign up to get section 8 again. But it might take some time to get back to the top of the list in your area.


  22. January 02, 2007 at 10:16 am, Guest said:

    I paid rent today, Jan 2nd. The landlord is wanting to charge a late fee because it wasn’t paid on the first. Since the first is holdiday do I still have to pay the late fee whether or not is its the landlord’s “policy?”


  23. January 03, 2007 at 2:04 pm, Guest said:



  24. January 03, 2007 at 9:16 pm, Guest said:

    Yes they will go to the Department of Social and Health Services and they help low income people.


  25. January 04, 2007 at 11:43 am, Guest said:



  26. January 04, 2007 at 11:46 am, Guest said:



  27. January 09, 2007 at 5:31 pm, Guest said:

    my landlord sent a termination of rental agreement for non-payment of last months rent. Two months ago i paid the 2nd to last months rent in advance and reminded them that i don’t owe the lasts months rent because it was pre-paid as it clearly states on the rental agreement. they told me that it is all set see you in the last month to renew the lease. now they are telling me that i owe the rent because i didn’t give them written notice that the last months rent is prepaid. i thought that was what the rental agreement is for.


  28. January 09, 2007 at 5:41 pm, Guest said:

    I am a tenant in good standing. In the begining of december i prepaid my 2nd to last months rent. at which time i reminded my landlord that my last months rent is prepaid as clearly states in my rental agreement. she told me i am all set see you in the last month for lease renewel. now i get terminatin of lease letter i spoke to my landlord and now she is telling me i had to give her a written notice to state that my last months rent is prepaid. isn’t that what the rental agreement does?


  29. January 15, 2007 at 11:38 am, Guest said:

    Hi Lisa my name is Nancy Marie, I have been living in my apartment going on ten years. I am about to go through a similar situation, my son use to stay in the same complex with me and recently he moved out, He lives with his new girlfriend. One mourning i had my grandson and he came and picked him up which he had every right too! Long and behold he did not get back on time for his mother to pick up his son, and she was waiting in my parking lot of the complex, when my son arrived she grabbed my grandson out of his hands and ran to the car, of course my son did not like the way she approached him and my grandson so he went to the car started arguring with her. To make a long story short, they got into it in front of my grandson, she assaulted him then all hell broke lose. Of course, the tenants complained and now i am being evicted because of this situation. I never been evicted in my life, i also fell down in the complex after this situation occurred and i have a lawsuit pending then lord and behold i received a letter telling me that they wanted to evict me because of noise and nusciance on thier premises. I have to go Feb 1st, my question to you is did you fight it and did you win, I hope that you did. I am not trying to give up and I am not so if you did not give up the fight dont! I have no clue where I am gonna go, my moms past away 6mnths ago, my family does not have room for me, and wouldn’t even think about asking any how, but please email me and tell me what happen and how you went about fighting this eviction. My email address is–[email protected] or [email protected] Please email as soon as you get this, like i said I hope you fought or are fighting to stay there until you find something better for you and your sibilings. Godbless you.


    Nancy Marie


  30. January 17, 2007 at 1:35 pm, Guest said:

    Ive been having problems with my leasing agent for the last 2 months. I think they playing wicked, wicked games with me. Our rental payments have to be mailed to the corporate office. Theres a 5 day grace period. I mailed my december pymt on the 4th from work and all of our mailings go to the central post office the same day because we deal wiht court systems & Attorneys worldwide. I rcv’d a court notice on the 13th about failure to pay. I called my leasing agent and she said they havent rcv’d it and advised me to just pay it in the office plus an addtl 5% and court cost of $18. I argued with her that I had proof that I was not late and did not intend to pay addl costs. I went to court on Fri, Dec 22 intedndin to talk with the judge. As I approach the court, there are several Atty’s standing outside the courtroom that ask for your paperwork as you approach. I spoke with the gentleman representing my leasing agent and the situation was squashed. My dumbness….cuz it was all verbal. The holiday weekend passed and on Dec 27 I rcv’d a billing for Dec & Jan rent. Spoke with the leasing agent again, she they still didnt rcv Dec pymt. I said fine, I’ll stop payment on the Dec check and send both pymts. Sent a check by certified mail on Dec 29th. On Jan 3, they stuck a letter on my door stating to pay Dec rent, plus 5%, plus $18 in court cost, plus an addl $72(no reason listed for this amount) or I would be evicted on Jan 5. This pymt would have to be a certfied check and brought to the office. Again, I called leasing agent. I told her the bill was sent before the letter, and I already complied with the bill. She simply said, “ok, we’ll wait for it; we haven’t rcv’d it yet. Dont wory about it.” On My impending eviction day, I called her again, she stated that they still had not rcv’d but they wouldn’t put anyone out in the rain. (how comforting). I didnt trust this so I went to my bank and got a certified check for the full amount stated on the letter and placed it in her hand. On Saturday, Jan 6, I opened my mailbox to see that my cert return receipt said they rcv’d my pymt on Jan 4th. I went to the office to get my cert check back on Jan 7 to deposit back into my account. On Jan 9th, I rcv’d another letter on my door to pay an addl $129.42 by money order or cert check to the office immediately or I would be evicted. I paid, the next day by money order and slipped it under the door because no one was at the office yet. I later called to inquire about the reason for the addl amount and she said court cost and late fees for January. BUT JANUARY WASNT LATE. On Sat, January 13th there was another counrt notice for failure to pay.
    That’s over $300 in extra expenses. I dont want to deal with them anymore. I need out of my lease.
    Please Hep!!!


  31. January 30, 2007 at 4:14 pm, Guest said:

    I have been living in my apt for the past 3 years. We recently ( 3 days ago) got a 3 day quit or pay notice on our door,(we)are myself, husband, and older daughter, who cares for us. We are both disabled and I can barely walk, they know this at the front desk. The reason they gave us this notice is that they want to examine our garage, which was done about 4 months ago, at that time it was to see if we had to many thing in our garage, the corparates that looked at the garage said it was fine. Its furniture from our move to calif from tucson, lots of boxes but there is still room for my daughters car, well that was that I hoped, at that time did i mention there was also a 3 day quit or pay? This upsets me terribly, as i am very sick, and they know this. what are our rights? I asked many questions yesterday, the woman was so cruel to me, all she said is when will our things be out of there? Or she also said, or pay $600. I am so upset I dont know what to do. Please help, we dont have much money, and these people want it, so it seems.
    Thank you,
    Elizabeth we gave been one day late with rent 2 times, my daughter gave them an extra $50.00 each time)


  32. February 20, 2007 at 1:49 am, Guest said:

    Perform or Quit Notice,

    I got three day perform or quit notice. Builing manager aske me to remove the Washer machine (unplugged, placed in my closet) from my unit. Can they do that? I checked the lease, it does not say I cannot keep an washer machine, it only states that I cannot install one. DO I have to throw away my wash machine? Thanks


  33. March 05, 2007 at 10:45 am, Guest said:

    I am a 26 year old mother of two. a few nights ago I went out on the town with a couple (2) friends and afterwards we came to my place just to hang for an hour. they got loud and I asked them to leave. The next day my landlord called my mother(not me) who is not on my lease in ANY way (not a co-signer, reference or anything), he told her i had 30 days to leave the apartment because he is tired of the complaints by my neighbor. She was told I have excessive parties, loud music, high traffic. I have NEVER had any of the sort to avoid this EXACT problem. I NEVER recieved ANY notices written verbal or otherwise…how is the fair?


  34. March 10, 2007 at 8:04 pm, Guest said:

    i certainly understand where u are coming from and further more it is not fair at all


  35. March 22, 2007 at 11:07 am, Guest said:

    I just have a question regarding evictions.

    I along with my roommate submit a written complaint to our landlord regarding our neighbors who actually threatened us with physical harm after a noise complaint was made against them. The police were called (not by us) because of the disturbances that were caused, and we have been led to believe that eviction proceedings are underway. What kind of time frame could be expected of these neighbors to leave the premises if served with an eviction? Since we were threatened and this situation involves us, do we have the right to know the details of what happens?

    We live in the state of Ohio. I appreciate any insight you have to offer.


  36. March 22, 2007 at 9:10 pm, Guest said:

    My lease is up April 30th and i thought it was May 30th.
    Our landlord won’t give us another month even though we would pay for it.
    Is it possible for me to just stay another month and pay for it without saying anything to them?


  37. March 27, 2007 at 12:14 pm, Guest said:

    I have to move for my job, but my lease is not up for another 3 months. I need to move now, but the lease conditions state that until the property manager can re-lease the apartment, I’m responsible for paying rent. I gave them 2 30-day notices for them to find another renter. They have not. Is not paying rent and getting evicted a viable option?


  38. April 11, 2007 at 11:09 pm, Guest said:

    I lost my job and couldn’t pay rent. My landlord served me a notice to quit. I moved out before the end of the month to avoid court action. Now he sent me a bill for 2 months I didn’t live there for all the utilities and the rent, does anyone know is that legal? Help, he wants to charge me thousands of dollars after my security deposit.


  39. April 13, 2007 at 9:42 am, Guest said:

    i have lived in my apartment for over two years now and someone just moved underneath me a few months ago.as soon as they moved in i was recieving loud bangs on my door and complaining of loud noises.i dont feel as tho i am loud and the police have not came to my apartment for noise ordinance.so i went about my everday living procedures.well 2 weeks go by and i get a letter form my downstairs that the noises are better but now they cant sleep at night.(still no police might i add) so i start to get worried and write a formal letter to my landlord about how i am being harrassed and if they can help me becuase i am getting complains of being loud and i am not loud etc etc..well a few more weeks go by and i get a little pink paper from the office saying that they got a complaint and this is a warning notice that if the “noises” dont stop, then eviction procedures will start.keep in mind i wrote a letter to the main office weeks prior to this notice.so i am wondering what i should do next to avoid gettin another warning letter or gettin evicted just on what my downstairs neighbors believe or think is happening.if anyone has an input it would surely help.thank you!!


  40. April 15, 2007 at 1:37 pm, Guest said:

    hi.i have a bit of a problem.my lease is up at the end of the month 4/30/07 but i am late on my rent and my landlord says that she going to fill eviction on me….i even tried working out a payment plan because it is my last month but she said no….so now what happends and what is that going to do to me and my husband credit…also when i get my rent bill its only in my name so does that means its only going to effect my credit?


  41. April 19, 2007 at 8:50 am, Guest said:

    My 1-year lease is up on april 30. Someone from management at my apt. complex called me at the end of march asking if i would be renewing and i stated that i could not be. Now they tell me that they needed it in writing. they want 60 days rent! and the price has increased like 10 or 15%! the reason i was moving out is because i cant afford it. i keep having surgeries to repair from a car accident, and i cant hold a solid job. would i be able just to get evicted? or will they still bill me?


  42. April 25, 2007 at 2:25 pm, Guest said:

    I owe rent to my landlord he sent me a notice to quit,but the back rent he wants it is a month more than the calculations.i showed him and made copies of the receipt and he ignored me.what should do give him more money than he should get to keep my APT.can i report him to consumer services after i pay him?


  43. April 25, 2007 at 5:16 pm, Guest said:

    I have a few questions. can a shawnee officer come to lima to search a residence with no search warrant? If he is there looking for miising people can he confiscate anything even though thats not what he is looking for? can my landlord evict me even though he/she didn’t give me a copy of my lease?
    if she evicts me and i don’t have a copy of my lease, can i win a case against them? can i sue the officer for taking things that he wasn’t there for?
    If im totally disabled and on low income and have no where to go. can the landlord still evict me? can they evict me from people complaining about me without asking me my side of the story? If a minor is about to turn 17 in 4 months, does that make it legal for her to date some one 18 or over?


  44. April 26, 2007 at 5:52 pm, Anonymous said:

    I owe rent to my landlord he sent me a notice to quit,but the back rent he wants it is a month more than the calculations.i showed him and made copies of the receipt and he ignored me.what should do give him more money than he should get to keep my APT.can i report him to anyone? should i go to court? help please:
    he also sent me the papers on the 22 of this month what could make the eviction be stopped in NY i searched.


  45. May 09, 2007 at 8:01 am, Guest said:

    go to court with your records, and they should adjust the amount.


  46. May 10, 2007 at 4:49 pm, Guest said:

    Ok I live in oregon and last month I recieved a 30 notice to quit, no cause. Now we were 3 days late on our last rent payment because of a bounced check but, the moment they informed me I went straight their and paid rent, so obviously when I received this notice I thought it was an eviction. So I call the rental company and ask why am I being evicted? She told me they can’t release that but, this doesn’t count as a bad thing on my record because its a “no cause” notice. Well 3 weeks go by and I can’t figure out why I’m not getting approved for places I’m applying, turns out the rental company has been giving bad references(which I will add they are extremely nice to my face)…. is this legal? it seems unfair I can get kicked out for no reason then have the company keep me from getting a new place.


  47. May 17, 2007 at 5:38 pm, Guest said:

    I’m having this same problem and need advice as well, I’m never loud and yet I’m getting complaints about a noise problem and I’m not sure what else# can be done.


  48. June 24, 2007 at 8:43 pm, Guest said:

    I lost my job! I am locked in a lease until February, 2008. I have made honest attempts to get another job, but I haven’t. What can I do? I can’t pay rent and i have two small children.


  49. June 29, 2007 at 12:44 pm, Guest said:

    Just a quick question.

    My niece has been evicted from an apartment that I cosigned for. My name is not stated on the eviction papers, only my niece’s name and Does 1-5. Should I also file an answer to the unlawful detainer? The court attendant said if I did that would make me responsible if the case is lost? Am I a Doe 1-5?


  50. July 03, 2007 at 2:09 am, Guest said:

    I have been in the same house for 7 yrs raising my 4 young grandchildren. I just had sudden dbl bypass heart surgery. I called my landlady when I got out of the hospital to state that the sewer was blocked. She then informed me that she wanted me to move out in 30 days. Never late and place was clean with the exception of the backyard. Empty lot really. Same as when we moved in. Now she’s sent me a certified letter stating I had until Aug 31, 2007 to find a place. She used the reason that she wants to sell the house. Possibly. She DID mention it when I called her to inform her my husband died suddenly in May 2006. Shen wanted to know if I could make the rent for June. She said she was “thinking about selling sometime the first of the yr.” She’s always cashed my checks. That was the last it was ever mentioned. Now……
    Do I pay rent for the remaining 2 months or not? I want to be legal about this. Thanks. Emails are preferred for responses.
    [email protected]


  51. July 04, 2007 at 2:23 pm, Guest said:

    You need to talk with your landlord immediately. Any delay will just end with an eviction. Then your problems will really begin.


  52. July 11, 2007 at 5:57 pm, Guest said:

    OK, everybody needs to realise that there is one common thread that is being ignored through all of these harrowing tales : They have the money – you do not. Therefore, they are right and you are wrong.

    Even if something horrible happened to you, like in my case, my 2 year old daughter was in the hospital for three months, it doesn’t matter.

    The law serves wealthy people, tramples on the working class. Ever have a car broken into? Do you work for a living? Did the police do anything? No? Really? Are you surprised?

    Look, wealthy people can cause a lot more trouble than working people can. As a result, we get summarily ignored and brushed aside like so much garbage on the roadside.

    If the landlord says to get out, get out. You wont be able to fight someone with money. Period.


  53. August 29, 2007 at 9:26 pm, Guest said:

    i have an a eviction on my credit report but i thought i just had an unlawful detainer but we did not know that we got hit by a double wammy both now we are having a problem trying to get an apartment because of the eviction on are record what can we do


  54. September 12, 2007 at 3:01 pm, Guest said:

    I am 2 months late on my rent and very scared. I have been told by someone in real estates that in the state of Missouri you have to be behind 3 months before you can legally be evicted. I lost my job for the 3rd time in the past 3 months and have been struggling since May to make my payments on time. I was doing really good up until then when my landlord called and said that I never payed for June the previous year. At the time my parents were paying b/c I had just had a baby and was out of work. The father and I spilt for a sort time and he wasn’t going to pay. I got everything up to date then I started to lose my jobs each month. Now I’ve been out of work for a month and my rent is now 2 months behind. My oldest brother told me he would pay. I called the landlord and to her what was going on. I had to leave a message b/c no one was in the office. I can’t talk to her face to face b/c she is almost never there. She has left no notices on my door except for the usual water, trash and sewer bill. Should I be worried that my son and I are going to be out on the street?


  55. October 01, 2007 at 5:29 pm, Guest said:

    My son has received an eviction notice from the apt. he is 15 days late on rent. He has had nothing but problems since they moved in. One evening coming home,(he was working late) my daughter in law was approached at her door with my two small grandchildren asking her if she wanted to buy drugs, My son went to office next morning filed complaint.
    There are a lot of teens and older kids behind their unit that are party and keep my 9 year old up too late. She says she cannot sleep with them laughing and all.I am sure this is a hangout with the drug guy. They have pine needles all around the complex, and Fire Dept is constatly telling on the news NOT to use pine needles in apt. complex, as smokers on 3rd floor can drop cigarette to lower and catch them on fire. they live on bottom floor. This is the smallest apt. I have ever seen. It is the size of the vacation units my mother has in the Mtns of Tenn.
    The payment is almost $800 and so small the way it it made, they could not even get their own couch in there. had to pay for a storage unit to put all of the rest of the furniture in .
    Since this is such short notice and if they go ahead and move (lease is up in Nov) will they lose their $1600 down on the lease?
    If so, how can they possibly start all over again?
    please email me, at [email protected]
    thank you momlooking for answers


  56. October 14, 2007 at 10:46 pm, Guest said:

    i am disabled and i was evicted from my home,i live in texas.i have 5 days to leave.there was no reason for my eviction because i do not have a lease the J.P said i can be evicted without cause and at anytime of the month.please help me.i have 2 children that depend on me.im running out of hope and money.there is no way i can leave in 5 days.help please if you have an answer please send it to [email protected].


    • October 11, 2016 at 1:34 pm, Lori Montoya said:

      > They have to serve you with eviction papers after the 5 day notice. They can't just tell you that you have 5 days.


  57. November 06, 2007 at 12:40 pm, Guest said:

    I recieved a five day notice from my landlord. I am behind for two months september and october. I will be paying november. what exactly should I do with the five day notice? Is this sufficient to go to social services and apply for a one shot deal or do I have to wait for court documents?.


  58. November 06, 2007 at 11:36 pm, Guest said:

    My name is John,

    I live in MI, there is a girl who lives next door to me. She is 19 years old and a foster child. Her parents “give” her the monthly money they get from the state to support her, BUT they take 100% of it as monthly rent. she never went to school and has never had a job, no drivers license or state ID, and just takes care of her foster fathers horses. (seems like slave labor to me)

    My questions to you are:

    They told her that she is not a legal citizen but yet they adopter her and have adoption papers. because of this they keep telling her the only way she can move out is by eviction “its the Law in MI” they say. (becasue she has been “paying” rent for 14 years)

    Is this legal?
    They also tell her that if she is evicted she is not allowed (by MI law) to enter the city she now lives in for at least 90 days. Unfortunately she is so scared of this that she refuses to leave because she just applied to work at Mc Donalds. she is afraid of not getting the job. (that is why i think they told her that) the situation is bad and she has absolutely no money what so ever. I am short of being helpful because of the same reason. please answer my questions i feel so bad for her and i would like to see her be helped.

    Thanks for yuor time


  59. November 10, 2007 at 10:39 pm, Guest said:

    I was required to move for my job to a different city and can’t pay the 1500$ to break my lease. I now have a new apartment I have to pay and can’t find anyone to sublease my old apartment and now I face eviction. Is there ANYTHING I can do without having my credit destroid?

    [email protected]


  60. December 08, 2007 at 12:16 pm, Guest said:

    Hello, I went to my leasing office and submitted a work order that I was having problems with the dryer lint from the apartment building around me flowing into my apartment and the lint residue causing problems to my allergies and it seems as if the smoke from other apartmenst may be flowing through this space in the wall as well. My apartment complex doesnt seem to think it’s a big deal but i’m not sure if it’s hazaradous to my health or not. They came into my apartment painted the ceiling instead, which was they’re cure to a water marks in the ceiling, and disregarded my issue. So the very same day I called the management office to see why the issue hadn’t been resolved, instead I got asked a million questions and another work order submitted. Any ideas as to how I handle this situation or do I just wait for the work order to go through the same long process. [email protected] thx.


  61. December 14, 2007 at 5:08 pm, Guest said:

    My wife & I have file an Eviction notice in court due to problems we were having with our tenant. 2 Days later after speaking to the tenant he said he will finally move out in 3 days.

    How can we go to stop the eviction notice on our tenant?

    Or is it wisely to let it happen in case the tenant decides at the last minute that he will not move out?

    Are there any legality here on part of the tenant?


  62. December 25, 2007 at 8:04 pm, Guest said:

    I have a question. My cousin and son are on section 8 and they have lived in this particular house for 3 years. Out of no where the landlord told her she had upto 90 days to move out. My cousin rushed out of panic and sent the landlord a letter stating that she would be moving out Jan 6.
    Meanwhile my cousin has been moving and living in different houses out of bags.
    She found that there was dirt coming up from the toilet , the shower and the bathtub. My cousin called the landlord to notify him of this emergency situation and the landlord responded make it quick because I am here in Disneyland with my family. The house was a health hazard because there was no toilet, no bathtub or shower available to clean up.
    The landlord told her his budget was$56. and she could go to one of the nearest motels.
    The family felt that that was a dangerous situation for her and her son to be in.
    The landlord asked my cousin to do the following: cover the toilet pipe and place towels around it so that the floor does not get ruinned.
    No Merry Christmas or I am sorry for this situation.
    The city water department came to check the property out per his request. They deemed it landlord’s responsibility. The roots of a tree broke the water pipes.

    What recourse does she have?


  63. January 02, 2008 at 6:59 pm, Guest said:

    you should qualify for help form the city until you get back on your feet, after all ..it’s your tax dollars


  64. January 16, 2008 at 10:11 pm, Guest said:

    My sister hs been living in an apartment complex for five years. Her lease states she is responsible for utilities including water. Note, she has no water meter. How her water usage is measured is unknown. For the first four years she paid one sum a month, including yearly increases, for rent. We assumed this included any fees for water. This year the management suddenly began charging a separate fee for payment of water. This separate water payment was never listed in any of the lease renewals. Nowhere is it written or agreeed upon that not only was she to pay a separate bill but what amount that bill would be. She has never missed a rent payment that was specified in any of her lease renewals. She does not dispute being responsible for water however the amount should be indicated somewhere in the lease. The landlord continously threatens to turn off her water and eviction. (they tried coming into the premises and turning off the water 2 days before Thanksgiving but I interceded.) I know legally they can’t turn off the water but what about eviction? Also does the landlord’s constant threats of eviction for nonpayment of this water bill (at least three written notices) constitute harrasment and allows my sister to terminate her lease without predjudice?


  65. January 16, 2008 at 10:50 pm, Guest said:

    I am trapped in a lease that is $800 a month and I cannot afford to pay. The rent is now 13 days past due. I have looked over the lease and it seems like the only way to get out of the least is to die or join the military. I need legal advice because I believe the notice I received today was the beginning process for an eviction. I also want to know how long it takes for the eviction to show up on my lease and if I will be sued for the money that is due?

    Email me at [email protected]


  66. January 25, 2008 at 2:28 pm, Guest said:

    Okay to me it seems that you went on a ramble there….

    first off, A 16 year old can date an 18 year old…. A 16 year old may not have any sexual relations with an adult (This includes touching in questionable places, and kissing). And finally, it is ultimately up to the 16 year old’s parents to decide if said 18 year old is not a threat to the underaged person in question.

    A police officer may NOT enter anybody’s house without either, A: Consent of the homeowner, or B: An offcial, dated, and signed, warrant by the governing court in your area. You may sue the cop, the precinct he works for, and the ones responsible for his deployment (which most of the time is the same precinct, Since you are saying a cop from a different city is in your city, you may have a 3rd party to blame).

    A police officer looking for missing people will have a court order on hand way before he is even dispatched. Obtaining a copy of your lease is your responsibility, you should have obtained one before you signed anything.

    If you are disabled and need financial support, contact your local city hall and ask for help. The tax money everyone pays in this country is collected for situations such as this.

    If there are complaints against you, and your landlord is trying to evict you based on said complaints, you have the right to file a counterclaim
    and dispute the complaints.


  67. January 31, 2008 at 12:07 am, Guest said:

    I’m three months behind my rent, due to a cancer surgery and being hopitalized for 2 months, has caused losing my job and getting an eviction notice for 5 days, land lord knows my ill situation! the apartment i’m living at is very HOT, i believe this is a reason why i got my cancer back, is there anything i can legally do to avoid the evicion?

    Thanks. Write to [email protected]


  68. February 19, 2008 at 8:47 pm, Guest said:



  69. February 26, 2008 at 1:29 am, Guest said:

    i owned my home for 20 years, i recently have been having health issues that has caused me to not beable to work, i fell behind on my payments and along came a gentleman who said he would take care of everything for me what happen is this i sold my house to him as to not get kick out due to a auction, he said i had a year that i could purchase my house back, well i am still unable to work and pay so what has happen is this i was locked out of house dec. 27 and the guy who bought the house has told me i am being charged for jan. rent now how can he do that when i was homeless and locked out of house is this legal.i live in arizona


  70. February 29, 2008 at 1:15 pm, Guest said:

    My daughter has been asked to move out of her apartment because the lady up under her says that my grandbaby makes to much noise (he’s a 1 year old, active little boy). She’s not supposed to be out of the apartment until March 14, 2008. When the new apartment ran her credit report, her old landlord put on there that she was not evicted but that they would never rent to her again and now the new landlord is asking her for a co-signor. Can they do that?


  71. March 11, 2008 at 6:34 pm, Guest said:

    I am evicted from my apartment for non payment of rent as of tomorrow. I have 2 cats and lots of books and stuff. What will happen to them?


  72. March 11, 2008 at 6:41 pm, Guest said:

    i have a court order to be evicted tomorrow. What will happen to my things.????Please someone reply.


  73. March 13, 2008 at 10:51 am, Guest said:

    My daughter has been working all over the US selling magazines in a contest she just came back and I want to put her on my lease (she will be 19 in Aug) I went to get an application to do this and the Apt.manager said that the owner would not allow this to happen, she said that he didn’t like that many adults in one Apt. I live with my 25 year old son also. Can he prohibit her from moving in for that reason? Please get back with me Emails are preferred [email protected]


  74. March 17, 2008 at 7:32 pm, Guest said:

    i got served with a 5 day eviction notice for nothing and i stayed and extra 5 days he called the police and i was told to leave the property and now my landlord is taking my property to a storage unit and i dont know what he is doin with my cats can this really happen what do i do and im new to the area


  75. March 18, 2008 at 7:25 pm, Guest said:

    My sister and I live in a house she had built which was paid for (about 1/3 of the cost) by my mother. We live in the Northern Mariana Islands, a Commonwealth of the USA.

    My mother passed away. After 5 years of negotiating I have put my mother’s trust through probate. The house is involved in the probate. I have been declared executor of the trust by a judge.

    After 8 months, we are still waiting for my sister’s attorney to reply. In the meantime, my sister has told me I am going to receive paperwork to evict me from the house, and she is going to rent it out and move to the states.

    What are my rights and how can I defend myself? I don’t pay rent at the moment, but we had initially had a verbal agreement after my mother died saying that a certain amount would be taken out of what she owes me in my inheritance to account for my rent. This was just a verbal agreement.

    At present, the trust, according to my attorney is unresolved. He is not pressing her attorney because he knows our situation is sensitive, however, I have told him the latest news, that my sister plans to evict me. She told me this on Friday; today is Wednesday. I am living in fear every day and wonder at any moment when this could happen. Also, if I do have to move, how much time would I have and could I appeal it?


  76. March 23, 2008 at 10:08 pm, Guest said:



  77. April 09, 2008 at 8:42 am, Guest said:

    I had a demand notice which is a 5days to pay in NY then they have to serve you with eviction notice you go to court get a free lawyer who will help you stay or neg. on your behalf in my case I have to leave in 2 months.
    go to the dept of social services prephaps they can assit you due to your illness.

    i wish you all the best


  78. April 10, 2008 at 1:07 am, Guest said:

    i amgetting evicted because my fiance got fired & now has left me with evrything to deal with i still have not received a notice to show to court but the manager said it would be friday the 11th but still nothing from her as far as eviction so i don’t know what to do if i tell her that my fiance is not coming back oh also she is the only one on the lease so what should i do im worried if i tell the landlord that she is not coming back i will have to leave right then if anybody can tell me what to do i would appreciate it


  79. April 11, 2008 at 3:44 am, Guest said:

    You need to start looking for another place to live. Times almost up…

    Since your not on the lease, the eviction won’t go on your record.

    Also, if your not on the lease as an occupant,after the court hearing, they can change the locks. You have no rights to the key, or the apartment for that matter.


  80. April 11, 2008 at 3:53 am, Guest said:

    The lease agreement was violated. Not much you can do at this point. Best bet is to find another place, and avoid the eviction going on your record.
    (then it will be VERY difficult to find a place)

    You must be out by the date on the letter. Once it reaches the courts, it will go on your record. By Law they have to give you 3 days notice (in Tx) before filing in court.

    Not to mention the whole process, and stress.Just find another apartment, and hopefully your son won’t violate the terms of agreement there.


  81. April 11, 2008 at 4:33 am, Guest said:

    First thing, you need to honor your move out, and be out by the date.

    You need to look at your lease agreement, if you lost the copy given to you, then you need to obtain another copy from your landlord.

    Chances are, since you are married, it will effect both your husband and your credit. But again, the lease will show if you both are lease holders. I doubt your husband was put as a occupant. If you needed both your incomes to lease the apartment to qualify, then you both are lease holders.

    I would suggest to you, before your landlord goes to the courts, you get out as quickly as possible. So you won’t have a eviction on your record. It will be very hard to lease anything if that happens.

    If you can’t pay the rent, you need to move.


  82. April 16, 2008 at 11:46 am, Guest said:

    can you be evicted if you have already moved out and gave a 30 day written notice? a money order was sent but lost & the reciept had to be mailed in to retrieve the 500.00 dollars the landlord could not wait and called at 5:30pm 4/15/08 and said, i had to move out by 9:00am on 4/16/08 was that legal with out documents….i moved anyway to avoid anymore issues. i payed just the money order was lost and mailing it in was the only thing to i could do please advise. thanks! clear lake, texas


  83. April 21, 2008 at 4:55 pm, Guest said:


    I’ve been in the same apt. complex for almost three years with no problems. However, about 6 months ago my children and the super’s kids (they live across the street) had a disagreement. Since that day, I have been slandered, falsely reported to management and my kids have been harassed daily by the super’s wife. Two weeks ago I finally filed a report with the police dept. against this woman, and a week later I am served with a notice to quit my lease on the grounds that I have been harassing HER!. I have called management many times over the past several months to rectify these problems, but not one return call or letter. Obviously, the super’s wife and management are friends, so I don’t stand a chance. I do plan on going to trial with this. What can I do?


  84. April 25, 2008 at 8:30 am, Guest said:

    It depends where you are from. In New York State you don’t have to leave your apartment until your landlord goes to court and orders you out. Even the police are not allowed to remove you!


  85. April 25, 2008 at 3:05 pm, Guest said:

    I have recieved unlawful detainer eviction because my rent was late. but I did not get my 3 days notices. Manager said he put my 3 days notices on my door 3 days ago but I did not get it. how would he know if I got it?


  86. May 01, 2008 at 10:28 am, Guest said:

    I am a landlord and worked hard for 20 years to put just enough money away to put a down payment on a multi unit building.

    I can’t believe the amount of headaches I have from city inspectors, insurance company, the mortgage bank, constant repairs, tenants complaining about other tenants.

    Often I am late on my building gas / electrical bill or my mortgage payment and my tenants are paying late or don’t want to pay at all for what ever reason.

    Overall, I ended last year with negative 8,000. I did not pay myself a single dime and had to use money from my regular job to keep up with payments on this building. So much for starting a business and spending hundreds of hours running after the bank, city inspectors, repair men / contractors and non-paying tenants.

    So do me a favor you whining tenants, pay your rent on time and save landlords like me some grief from this unforgiving investment.

    I did not working hard socking away money for 15 years so I can let some other people who for what ever reason from bad upbringing or bad luck or partying ‘non saving’ nature can ride on my buck and live for free for anytime.

    I do give rent credits to tenants who help me out taking care of property hallways / mow lawn and property showings / painting / other repairs..

    But pigs who have spent their lives messed up, not going to school and partying and are not able to pay their rent and keep up their expenses dont deserve any compassion and need their ass kicked.


  87. May 06, 2008 at 9:27 am, Guest said:



  88. May 06, 2008 at 9:32 am, Guest said:



  89. May 06, 2008 at 2:58 pm, Guest said:

    He absolutely can refuse to add another person to the lease. By the way, tell your two adult children to get their own apartments.


  90. May 08, 2008 at 12:06 pm, Anonymous said:

    When I first got my apartment in Chicago I was short $50 I signed the lease along with co-signer I never recived the lease because of the $50 now I am being evicted for not paying my rent. I went to court and the judge said motion granted that I have until the 15of May to move out, the realty company called me and asked when was I going to pay the back rent I gave them a $1500 money order now they said I still owe them rent up unitl October because that is when my lease would have expired. I am only 22yrs old with 3 kids and I feel they are taking advantage of me plaese help me is this right.


  91. May 12, 2008 at 6:59 am, Guest said:

    Better than that how about those tenants who because they are mentally unstable and would rather fight than just do what is right and go out of their way to make your life hard. This crazy woman who wanted me to replace her entire AC system because she claimed it was contaminated with mold and dysfunctional and witheld rent, and again this month no rent and she claims I can’t contact her adult son at work to find out about the rent because I am harassing her, shes nuts I just want my rent and to not interact unless necessary and so we will go to court and I will hold her for everything possible apparnetly a bully who is used to pushing people around any way thankfully i am the bully’s bully


  92. May 16, 2008 at 7:12 pm, Guest said:

    Too BAD! You put yourself into that business, you should have thought a second time on buying that building. Putting down people for your mistake isn’t going to get you anywhere either. If those people decide on moving, guess what they will make sure that NOBODY rents from you ever again. You’ll see your business fall faster, when you don’t have anybody renting from you at all. You should be happy that they are even paying their rent, even if it’s late, better than nothing. Ohh wait until they start picketing in front of your building…lol


  93. May 16, 2008 at 7:43 pm, Guest said:

    in ny state, after a judge signs a 3 day notice to evict, and it is given to the sheriff, how long does the sheriff have before he has to serve the eviction? i’ve been waiting nine days, how much longer can i expect?


  94. May 20, 2008 at 7:45 pm, Guest said:

    how long does it take to get a eviction on your rental/credit history?


  95. May 21, 2008 at 9:33 pm, Guest said:

    about 30 days…court proceedings. BUT. when running a credit application and it shows you lived at an apartment, We then run a rental history.

    By law, they have to tell us, your history.


  96. May 21, 2008 at 9:39 pm, Guest said:

    Good Lord…

    Nothing is for free…

    First, your landlord sends you a eviction due to non-payment of rent.

    Time to move, you don’t/can’t live ANYWHERE for free.

    You can stay, and be a freeloader…there is a price to pay.

    Or, you can do the right thing, and vacate the premises, since you haven’t paid for it. Then most won’t ask for a civil judgement.

    Why would you ask how long can I live rent free? And, not expect consequences?


  97. May 21, 2008 at 9:53 pm, Guest said:

    Okay…. here is the thing.

    You signed an agreement, no longer is a handshake a mans word.

    If you violated the agreement, (either party) then it is broken.

    There are no laws that says a tenant after 30 years, can pay when he/she can.

    See, this is why there are agreements. It’s in writing,so no he said/ she said.

    I can’t believe you think since you have been there 30 years, you get special treatment.

    You may have been a excellent resident. but business is business.

    I only hope I could tell my mortgage company, “I been with you ppl for 30 years, cut me some slack”

    We all fall on hard times, we find family, friends to help us out. BUT, to expect that the lease agreement you signed ( your honor) to be voided is irresponsible.


  98. May 21, 2008 at 10:03 pm, Guest said:

    Why did you get the eviction?

    Again, there is a lease agreement, between two parties, if either party breaks that agreement (which you signed) then it is broken.

    If you failed to pay rent, you broke the lease.

    Really, landlords are not unlike you. Trying to run a business, as fair as possible.

    When you don’t pay rent, no matter HOW long you have been there, you have BREACHED the agreement.

    It’s not a warm and fuzzy world.We aren’t your momma.

    It’s business


  99. May 21, 2008 at 10:14 pm, Guest said:

    Apparently, landlords are pigs here.

    You reap what you sow.


    Oh heck, I can’t pay my rent…why doesn’t my manager understand? I have been here for 35 years…

    It’s not personal, it’s a business.

    If you don’t pay your rent, we can’t buy a dishwasher for a tenant.

    I have let many residents for-go late fees, because I am understand hardships.

    Then they say ” I can’t pay rent this month, please understand” My car broke down.

    I wonder if the residents who are responsible would understand..I can’t fix your dishwasher…even tho you ALWAYS pay your rent on time.

    I am loyal to those….

    I agreed to my lease…


  100. May 21, 2008 at 10:18 pm, Guest said:

    and LOL…on the pigs.

    We need a degree in Social Work.

    Or Americans, need to accept responsibility…..

    Which will come first?


  101. May 21, 2008 at 10:25 pm, Guest said:

    I am TOTALLY amazed.

    Too bad she/he provided shelter? Bad, Bad you. You provided shelter, when you didn’t have too.

    If not for ppl like he/she, where would you live?

    According to the post above, “you put yourself in that business” LOL

    I wouldn’t rent my birdhouse.

    The above post is why…


  102. May 21, 2008 at 10:33 pm, Guest said:

    No one wants to take responsiblity for themselves, they want to blame “landlords”
    We are held to a standard (lease agreement) and you are as equal as we are.
    No need to “bully” the meek shall rule the world.
    No need to “put up your dukes” The court is reasonable.
    Thank God…


  103. May 21, 2008 at 10:37 pm, Guest said:

    By Texas law…
    You receive a notice via inside you door, and mailed.
    In otherwords, you know.
    Go to court, they might give you a 3 more days. Can you pay it? If not, leave.
    You can’t live rent free, anywhere in America.
    Unless, your on goverment aid..


  104. May 21, 2008 at 10:40 pm, Guest said:

    Read your lease agreement ( which you signed)
    Since your going to trial, the judge will rule.


  105. May 21, 2008 at 10:48 pm, Guest said:

    Most landords would not go for the time and expense, to evict for no reason.
    The lost money order ( heard that before) can AND will be rectified through the courts, once proven.
    Did it go through the courts? If so, the courts will give you time to produce your money order.
    Once done,the judgement would be lifted.


  106. May 21, 2008 at 10:50 pm, Guest said:

    You need to spend for councel. No otherway…


  107. May 21, 2008 at 10:59 pm, Guest said:

    The rent has to be paid, sweetheart.
    The landlord probably won’t come back, she/he will let the courts handle it.
    Sometimes, bad calls, follows us.
    You are held accountable, for the call you made.
    He may be a jerk, but…
    Your landlord, didn’t have a relationship w/ the jerk. YOU did.
    And we are left to pick up the pieces? NO


  108. May 21, 2008 at 11:21 pm, Guest said:

    For nothing?
    Take reponsibility
    The courts won’t let “nothing” happen..
    Follow -up, with another sob story
    Bad, Bad, landlord, I want to live for free.
    Your in my way.


  109. May 21, 2008 at 11:34 pm, Guest said:

    NO…NO….your getting evicted, cuz you didn’t pay the rent.
    This makes no sense.
    You can’t move into an apartment being a lease holder (responsible) and oops…they left the lease without you. You must have been a lease holder.
    If you are NOT on the lease as a lease holder you can pick flowers all day long.
    I don’t know if your “fiance” is coming back BUT…
    You really need to take responsablity for you self.
    Never ever make a path someone else lead.


  110. May 21, 2008 at 11:36 pm, Guest said:

    Why don’t you just do the right thing, like MOST of us?


  111. May 21, 2008 at 11:49 pm, Guest said:

    Most allow 2 per bedroom.
    Yes, they can,they own the apartments.(y’all get mad and want to control)
    Wanting government it intervene, that is almost up guys.
    Ask not what America can do for you, but what can you do for America?
    Selfish ppl, so many.
    I have been introduce to the ——– culture, and they want OUR government to raise their children.
    Read all the above, they want help….LOL


  112. May 22, 2008 at 12:00 am, Guest said:

    Once a lease is signed, you can only add an occupant. This protects stupid ppl from being stupid.
    No matter how clear the law is, someone always wants something for free.
    America was once founded on freedom to succeed.
    Now it’s what can the US government do for me?
    I am being evicted, cuz I didn’t pay my rent,
    My landlord is a total —-. I got this new tat cost me 375,00, Now, I have no rent money. Where is the president when you need funds?


  113. May 22, 2008 at 12:47 am, Guest said:

    That is in any state. The court will hear the case.
    You can “squat” for about 30 days.
    And some wonder why we have no compassion.
    Some ppl, want a free ride.
    Used to be, it would be embarrasing to take and not give.
    Now it’s the norm.
    This forum is about, “how can I get nothing for nothing” The landlord is a rat.
    I guess we are rats for those looking for a free ride.


  114. May 22, 2008 at 12:59 am, Guest said:

    You can be a total ass, there are no laws against this.
    Or, you can be of character.
    Your choice.


  115. May 22, 2008 at 1:02 am, Guest said:

    You can be a total ass.
    Or, you can be of character, total ass seems to be the norm. It’s easier.
    Maybe Barak Obama, will fix all this…


  116. May 22, 2008 at 1:07 am, Guest said:

    good gosh,,,this whole website is about “how can I live rent free”
    They will take it to a city street, you can hire a moving company to take it to your new address.
    The revolving door continues…


  117. May 22, 2008 at 1:13 am, Guest said:

    I hope you sold the home, before your health issues occured.

    Otherwise, what are you wanting from business owners?

    Along came a spider…maybe the goverment will help you, but there are too many idiots…to help.

    I have had some hard times, I worked 3 jobs, I made it through. I never once asked for help, I got myself in this, I shall get myself out.

    So, what is it you want, free rent?

    Join the masses.


  118. May 22, 2008 at 1:26 am, Guest said:

    No, if the lease agreement was violated, you DO HAVE RECOURSE.

    Personally, unless you feel so strongly about a wrong, you can fight on their dime.

    So you get a few weeks, to live free.

    U have to see if it’s worth it.

    ‘It’s ALWAYS worth fighting injustice.

    Most landlords, just want their money. They have to maintain the property.

    I myself have heard it all…” the baby daddy left me and my 4 kids” Where do you become responsible?

    I think NOW


  119. May 22, 2008 at 1:36 am, Guest said:

    My GOD….you signed an agreement. Bad person landlord, (devil in your eyes)

    I don’t let anyone go past the 10th of the month (being late) the rent is again due.

    This is where family comes to task.

    No landlord, is in the business of free rent.

    If you have not paid your rent for 3 months, you have no right living there.

    You haven’t paid rent for 3 months, and yet you want to bitch about “how hot you are”?



  120. May 22, 2008 at 1:41 am, Guest said:

    “They didn’t do that”

    What happened was they ran a credit check, last address was were she lived. (shows up on credit reports, nothing but the facts)

    Are you looking for a way to beat the system?

    There are checks and balances, you reap what you sow.

    She got caught.


  121. May 22, 2008 at 1:47 am, Guest said:

    Your rent was late. What is it you want?
    You violated the lease agreement.

    How would he know you got it? Your asking “how can I get more free rent”?

    Most lease agreements give specific rent payments. Due on the first late after the 3rd (for example) You sign this agreement. That is a binding contract.

    So now you want to get out of it? PAY THE RENT


  122. May 22, 2008 at 1:51 am, Guest said:

    You owe rent to your landlord. YOU said it…

    Report him? for asking for what is due? Are that selfish? … Or that stupid?

    Nothing is for free…


  123. May 22, 2008 at 1:54 am, Guest said:

    A law? meaning is there a law that I can live for free?
    NO, no laws where u can inhabit a place for free.


  124. May 22, 2008 at 1:55 am, Guest said:

    Now your worried?


  125. May 22, 2008 at 1:58 am, Guest said:

    You can’t live for free.
    I bet you wished for a law that says you can.
    How about you getting off you lazy buttocks and going to work?
    Most tax payers are worse then landlords…


  126. May 22, 2008 at 2:06 am, Guest said:

    I have never seen anything so idiotic.
    TOO BAD YOU WORK FOR A LIVING…”put yourself into that business”
    Why we are building borders, to keep stupid ppl out. Most notably, ppl that want a free ride.


  127. May 22, 2008 at 2:13 am, Guest said:

    If you got served a eviction, the “good tenant” rule no longer applies.
    Means, they would rather you leave, and fill that space with someone more responsible.
    You might want to raise the children that you bore. It is a hard task at hand, no blame on others.


  128. May 22, 2008 at 2:16 am, Guest said:

    Is there a law that says lazy ppl need to go to work?
    There is no law that says someone living at the residence for 30 years gets carte blanche, and lives rent free,


  129. May 22, 2008 at 2:29 am, Guest said:

    They want a free ride. Section 8, after having 5 kids they can’t feed.
    I had two kids, I worked 3 jobs, I NEVER expected anyone to pull my weight.
    I am compassionate.
    To those whom work for a living, and raise their kids. Take responsiblity for my actions.
    I would NEVER have 8 kids,only because I know I could never take care of them. I would NEVER expect anyone to take care of my young.
    So,when the father 0f 6 kids at the age of 21, asks for compassion,I ask him to raise his children without help. I will then have some compassion.
    What happened to a man, who took care of his children? Oh..yeah the United States taxed the hell out of the working responsible ppl, so the irresponsible thrive.


  130. May 22, 2008 at 2:33 am, Guest said:

    Your things? What happened to the landlord that provided you shelter?
    Your “things” will be put on a public area.
    Hopefully, your lazy ass has finally gone to work, or back to Mexico.


  131. May 25, 2008 at 2:14 pm, Guest said:

    You may want to inspect her air, before you go to court……..You never know……
    Calling a tenant nuts is in print isn’t wise either….


  132. May 25, 2008 at 2:27 pm, Guest said:

    Pet Clause

    I have rented for almost a year, a new manager came in and now we have problems. It has come down to small claims, but noe I am worried about retaliation- I have aquadic pets, which she knows about and has full knowledge of– but dan is she pissed. I know New York has a clause for pet law that states if a landlord had 3 months prior knowledge of the pet, they may not evict unless the pet has become a noicance.
    Does CA have a similar law??????

    It hasn’t happen but she is mad…. No landlord of 20 years who bought his building- I always pay rent and never disturb the neighbors.


  133. May 28, 2008 at 9:36 am, Guest said:

    I’ve been living in my apartment for about a year now. I’ve been late with the rent a couple of times but have always paid the late charge fee.

    Now my lease is up next month and I was kind of late on getting the last months rent paid which I’m going to do today. Before I could pay though I was served with an eviction notice to get out June 1st. I was not planning on renewing my lease anyway and was going to be out the 31st.

    How bad will this effect my rental history? Is there anything I can do? I mean it was just for one months rent.


  134. June 03, 2008 at 5:04 pm, Guest said:

    I am looking for apartments that accept programs such as HASA


  135. June 05, 2008 at 11:58 am, Guest said:

    hello, i was evicted last year, granted i was doing somthing stupid in the apartment, my landlord entered without my permission and without ANY written or verbal notice and went through my personal things to obtain the information for the eviction on more than two occasions that i am sure of. i did smoke marijuana in my apartment and i even did grow 1 small plant for my own use. i have scholiosis and very bad anxiety and it helped for both but enough justifying my use….i kept it all very hidden and you would have to go very out of the way to find id and into my personal things…. it was not in any compartments attached to the apartment in any way. i know what i did was wrong but its not like i was dealing coke or meth out of my apartment….. but now i cant even find another place to live because of the eviction and i have two kids and in a very bad situation with mine and her family at the moment and am damn close to having me and my family moved to the mission…..is there anything i can do to get another apartment does anyone have any other options? my whole life is crumbling because of this one event and iv turned my life completely around sense then and have been making an honest effort to get my family back on track but you mess up once and it haunts you for the rest of your life aparently……i didnt even do anything that bad! i mean for god sake my neighbor below me actualy DID sell coke and gunshots became the norm there were a hell of a lot worse people than me there and im the one that got the boot!? i had a fuckin two year old kid steal an xbox360 game from my apartment while i was still in the f*ckin living room!


  136. June 06, 2008 at 10:33 pm, Guest said:

    So, what are you complaining about? Why post your a idiot online?


  137. June 06, 2008 at 10:43 pm, Guest said:

    I don’t understand. Are you looking for taxpayer’s to pay for you, not working????

    We all have to work to put a roof over our heads.

    Were did it become that we owe you the right to not work? You Expect compansation??

    In America, we work for what we get.

    Ask not What your Country can Do for You…but what can you do for your country.

    I just don’t get this, there are no free rides,


  138. June 06, 2008 at 11:08 pm, Guest said:

    Why would you be asking this question? Why would you feel it’s ok to live on someone’s dime?

    You have to pay for the roof over you head.

    You can’t expect the government for hand outs.

    Personally, I would be very embarrsed, to take from others, when my lazy ass, didn’t go to work.

    When you expect others to put the roof over your head..you might find disapointment.

    Man up, and work for what you get.


  139. June 06, 2008 at 11:18 pm, Guest said:

    A lease agreement is a AGREEMENT between two parties.

    What did you sign?

    Used to be a handshake and a man’s word. That no longer works. So lease agreements written, makes for a fair shake for all parties.

    There are no he/she saids…it’s in writing.

    So look at your lease (which you signed)

    Your can’t suddenly, say..umm….”I don’t agree to that anymore”

    The lease is a agreement between to parties, you agree to pay rent on time. ( other agreements as well)

    And your landlord agrees..sounds like a sound plan.
    Until,,,,it doesnt work for you…


  140. June 06, 2008 at 11:22 pm, Guest said:

    The fowl language in the above post. ….you simply don’t understand the agreement you signed?

    You have to pay rent, you signed the agreement.

    Your lucky you found an apartment community that accepted you.


  141. June 06, 2008 at 11:24 pm, Guest said:



  142. June 06, 2008 at 11:27 pm, Guest said:

    guess what? If you smoke you might get lung cancer.
    If you don’t pay rent…it goes on your credit…

    I only have two hands, I can’t hold 10.

    You are responsible for YOURSELF!


  143. June 06, 2008 at 11:31 pm, Guest said:

    couple of times?

    Yeah, you could have paid your rent on time..You signed a lease agreement. Where you agreed to the terms.

    Now your sorry?

    I bet you are….


  144. June 06, 2008 at 11:38 pm, Guest said:

    You know the law….( I read above) did you think that law was for all others, except you?

    You too had an agreement, you broke it. She/he is mad, you dishonered the agreement you signed.

    It is always dishearting, when a grown adult signed a contract, then broke it.

    That is why a look in the eyes and a handshake no longer works. NOW, it is in writing…

    You can’t lie about that. It’s in writing…


  145. June 07, 2008 at 11:03 pm, Guest said:

    you smoked pot with a 2 year old in the house you shouldn’t be on the streets; you should be in jail.


  146. June 09, 2008 at 1:19 am, Guest said:

    I need advise. Here is my situation:
    I just rent this house form this couple for $2,000 a month. Just about last month, they said they are going to sell the house and I have to move. After our talk, he agrees to let me stay extra 5 months if I could pay those 5 months in advance so he can take care some business and doesn’t have to think about selling the house right away. I agreed and we had the deal. I have paper that he signed, I signed and a roommate signed as a witness.
    Just about 10 days ago, realtors started knocked on door to inform me about shor sale invitation for this rental house and I found out that landlord has not been paid mortgage 4 months and going into the fifth without pay. As angry as I never have been, I saw him came to the house to get his mail, I brought up matter and requested to get my refund back. I even offer to stay through this June and will move out by the end of June so he only has to pay me back 4 months worth. He laughed it off, threathened to throw me out and left.
    Today, he left noticed that I have 30 days to move and said I am late for this June payment and late charges, he wrote the note as if he never got my payment for those months in advance.
    That is the situation, now my questions are:
    (1) Am I evicted just like people said no matter what reason and who’s right or wrong?
    (2) How do I about get to sue this MF so I can get my money back? Will it cost me a lot of money to sue him?
    Please help me to solve this situation. I am an adult trying to go back to school. This is a part of my saving being taken away from this guy and I am very hurt.


  147. June 09, 2008 at 12:29 pm, Guest said:

    Wow. I’m not getting evicted but my fiancé has one from four years ago. I came in here to see where it would be listed on his report, and I’ve been appalled at the tone of most of the responses in this thread. Okay, people haven’t paid their rent, but there are extenuating circumstances sometimes. No reason to be complete asshats to them without knowing their stories.

    Some people need to grow up. You’re landlords and you talk to people this way? No wonder you have trouble collecting rent.


  148. June 10, 2008 at 12:41 pm, Guest said:

    i did pay my rent on time every month and just complained about a huge swelling water spot in the middle of my living room ceiling and he fixed that by tearing a hole in it and then it just let mosquitos in my apartment by the hordes so damn yea i complained about it but i wasnt a jackass about it either even after his ghetto rig of a ”fix” and before you start sayin anything about me needin to be in jail im guesing your one of those right wing stuck up never a a single bear in your life hipocritical war mongering republican ——– that has no drug or alchohol experiance at all to base any of their slander and self told lies about drugs to arent ya…….go eat a dick and choke on a Mcnuggeet you —— peice of steaming whale —-.


  149. June 10, 2008 at 7:37 pm, Guest said:

    i live in florida and i just recieved a 7 day notice for eviction or cure because my boyfriend stays here and he is not on the lease if they evict me will i still have to pay rent


  150. June 18, 2008 at 4:59 pm, Guest said:

    Every one just about sounds stupid in this life people have many different issues everyone is not to get a free ride and so what if someone has section 8 it does not mean they don’t work everything is so expensive gas, housing etc no body has the right to judge no body thats the problem with society now if a landlord really has compassion he would work with a person who really wants to pay and just having hardships it is a lot of people on disability, loss there jobs etc life is very hard and getting harder you never know what will happen to you, don’t judge cause you may be in the same shoes as struggling people one day.


  151. July 02, 2008 at 9:18 am, Guest said:

    I lived at this place for 3 years and about a year ago my husband got laid off from work and i was only working part-time at the time…..we bairly had enough money to buy grocery’s let alone rent and gas and hydro…..we went almost 6 months being broke and always being late for paying rent and we had our hyrdo and gas cut off….the last 3 months we couldn’t pay rent at all….i talked to my landlord about the situation and she gave me grace..THEN we got a sheriff’s notice so we went to everyone in our family and gathered enough money to pay the sheriff’s notice and rent……we still were unable to keep up and we felt so embarresed we which was so stupid just up and left and moved in with my mom without giving notice to our landlord……This morning they found us and we had a message on the answering machine from a legal representitave saying that it is urgent we return his call….. I really would like some advice about this….I know that people can be rude on this thing but please we really need honost advice not critising so if you have something to say please keep your words to yourself….


  152. July 08, 2008 at 2:17 pm, Guest said:

    This past May, I signed an 7 month lease. Yesterday I was notified that the building in which i live had been sold. The new owners say they r raising the rent immediately as well as instituting fee’s for water consumption which was not previously part of the deal. If I chose to move immediately, is this consisdered a breach of contract? I am told it is, but I don’t understand how. The contract I signed was for a specific monthly rent and did not include water.


  153. July 08, 2008 at 4:16 pm, Guest said:

    I live in a house with 2 other roommates. I am the newest member to the “situation”. I have been living here for almost 9 months and did not phathum the incompetencies that have been on-going. We (my roommates & I), have asked that the light in the dining room be fixed, the kitchen sink has been leaking since I moved in. The sink is leaking underneath causing mold and the faucet has a constant drip; meaning a slight increase in the water bill. The landlord said he would fix it and it’s never been done. The ceiling fan in the master bedroom shakes when it is on and two of the light bulbs dangle from their sockets. They rattle around as well. I have asked for that to be fixed or replaced because it is a hazzard, and that has not been done either. The front and back yards were out of control with long, dead, grass and weeds. There was a pile of sticks and debree outside of my bedroom window. i could smell the filth from my bed. They just paid someone to cut the grass and dump the trash in the backyard after we had been asking for months. We are paying rent to live in a house and we are keeping a storage facility for our landlords furniture. We cannot use the garage at all because it is filled with the landlords things! I am paying rent in a house where I cannot call home. After I had been living at the house for about a month I asked the landlord for a lease agreement or contract. Both myself and roommates requested a written contract from the landlord and his girlfriend. On July 1st I gave my landlord notice that I would be moving on the 22nd of this month. I told him i figured out my prorated rent for the days I would be staying and it was $42 more than my security deposit. I told him to keep that we’d call it even.

    To make a long story short I got a 3 day or quit notice. I don’t know if I have any rights since we had continuously been asking for one…

    I have read some of the other postings and this is my first time posting a comment, does anyone know anything about the law in this circumstance?

    Can I ‘call it even’?


  154. July 09, 2008 at 1:29 pm, Guest said:

    I have been out of work because of surgery for thirty days. I have no income. I am waiting for my short term disabiity to kick in but am on the verge of being evictd because I could not pay my rent on time. is there a recourse for me???



  155. July 10, 2008 at 8:14 pm, Guest said:



  156. July 10, 2008 at 10:53 pm, Guest said:

    I’m so sorry to hear your situation. I hope things improve for you. Get a letter from your doctor saying
    what months you were to ill to move. Consider giving this to your landlord maybe but him or her may call your doctor and I think that could be against your privacy. Up to you. But if you get evicted bring the letter to court. It is good idea to get clear legal advise. Some where their are housing advocates maybe at a county level. Pray everything will get better for you. God Bless you.


  157. July 10, 2008 at 11:04 pm, Guest said:

    Not sure why they’d be calling you. You moved out. Sounds awful what you have been through. If it helps lot of us have been there. Seems you have a good strong family that pulls together, that is a gift. I think you did the right thing maybe living with Mom you’ll get caught up on bills and feel much less stressed. God bless you and yours I’ll pray for you.


  158. July 10, 2008 at 11:15 pm, Guest said:

    Call your county court house ask amount to file suit in cancellation court or a higher court have all your documentation.
    What the hells a matter with this guy,he maybe a theif There are tenants unions you could call but, sometimes they don’t call back or answer. A place in Minneapolis, Mn. Has a program called Homeline and their pretty efficient and help full. they answer their phones often. They may even have a web site. I hope everything works out for you very soon.


  159. July 10, 2008 at 11:27 pm, Guest said:

    What ever the reason your landlord could be just plain crazy. Very bad what happen to you and your family. You know what it doesn’t matter anymore let it go all in the past. Say over and over I’m moving forward . You will find a place I think your harder on yourself then a potential landlord. Just get on the phone call places to rent and I mean twenty to thirty aday. Or half that. Sometimes you only get one or two call backs a week. But keep pressing. Try out the truth to practice landlords when they answer the phone. Don’t go into detail. Take control your not a bad person and lot of landlords can be very understanding. Might be just a tight market right now with warmer weather. Just keep trying. God Bless take care of those kids I bet your a great dad. I’ll be praying for you.


  160. July 10, 2008 at 11:40 pm, Guest said:

    Hey I’d love to have a job.
    I’d love to use my hands and my wits for a paycheck.
    Hey I’d love to work anywhere and anytime.
    I’d love to have a retirement pension built up.
    Hey I’d love to go somewhere everyday and have a group of friends at a job.
    Hey I’d love to be smart like you.
    I’d love to be proud of the work I accomplished
    Hey I’d love to get on some pretty clothes everyday with a place to be accepted.
    Hey I’d love to work for a nice apartment.
    Please Hire me Know one does.
    I’m 57


  161. July 24, 2008 at 9:41 am, Guest said:

    Hello all

    I understand people fall on hard time, i have paid my rent late a few times, BUT NOT AT ALL??? If you know you cant pay your rent, why don’t you do something about it instead of sitting on the internet looking for ways for other people to help you, instead of helping yourself. Make plans to move, ask friends or family if you could stay with them. Imagine you couldnt pay your rent because someone owed you $700, i’m sure you would be looking at things alot differently.
    I dont agree with all the landlords out there, but I dont agree with people who dont pay there rent, because of another bill. What if you boss said he couldnt pay you this week, because his car broke down? Sure you wouldn’t be too happy either.


  162. July 28, 2008 at 2:35 pm, Guest said:

    I think you should take the time to listn to someones story before you assume they are free loaders. I am 22 and have two small children. I work over fifty hours a week and go to college. Sometimes the money I make is just not enough to cover rent and food. When you have small children it is a hard choice to make but i have been late on rent to buy food. What would you do?


  163. August 08, 2008 at 11:11 am, Guest said:

    i have a friend that being evicted because her grandmother passed away. and the lease paper work was switched over in her name but i guees somthing went wrong now shehere sister and brothe has 10 days to be gone from the apartment what can she do?


  164. August 08, 2008 at 2:22 pm, Guest said:

    Can a landlord file a pay or quit if you have late fees that have not been paid but the rent is up to date? Also, if a pay or quit is filed and you are evicted, are you still responsible for the rent for the remainder of the lease if the property is not re-rented?


  165. August 29, 2008 at 8:05 am, Guest said:

    I am 32 years old. Divorced with two sons. I was a stay at home mother, but entered the work force two years ago for a position with a national healthcare company. I have a MA degree and am paid for my experience, however at an entry level rate since I had no prior employment experience. I have been leasing the same apartment since I started my job, no previous serious issues with late rent.

    I have not been able to save extra money due to having to pay fees associated with going through a prolonged custody battle with my exhusband (during which time I received no child support) for the past 3 years. I have no family to assist as I was raised by my grandparents who are both deceased. That has never been a problem, my wages were enough to cover expenses for rent and anything else I needed.

    As usual, I wrote my check for the month of August and submitted it to my landlord in a timely manner. The next day, as I was checking my online account, I saw some activity that appeared to be fraudulent. I called the bank to address it and they said they would put a “freeze” on the account while the investigation was carried out, meaning that all checks presented would be denied payment. As it happened, my rent check was presented during that “freeze” period.

    Not a problem, fortunately the fraud issue was resolved within a few days and my account was accessible again. I was given a letter by my bank to explain to merchants who may have presented checks during that period so that penalties could be waived and everything be ok. I promptly gave my landlord a copy of this letter after having received an nsf notice and assessment of late fees. I received a letter back from the landlord stating that he would waive the late fees but could not waive the NSF fee because it was being charged to him by his bank. If I could pay the balance due within 24 hrs, which was my rent + the $35 nsf fee, I would be current.

    Having every intention to satisfy this amount, I went on to work the next day. I ended up getting stranded at work that evening (which was a Friday) when the serpentine belt on my car snapped. My intentions were to go to my bank and pull out the cash to get a money order to pay my rent. Long story short, other parts of the car caused the snap and the car needed to be repaired in addition to the snapped belt. The car was in the shop for the weekend, putting me past the deadline of being able to pay my rental fees. Needless to say the bank was closed by the time I got the car towed and everything, and did not have weekend hours. To make matters worse, it cost $1360 to pay for the car repairs, which was the amount I was saving for rent plus some lent to me by an associate.

    I thought, not a problem. I will show this receipt for the car bill to the landlord and see if something cannot be worked out. In the meantime I am served an eviction notice with a summary amount due close to $2000 including rent for aug, sept, and all late fees due by 9/5/08 (with no partial payments accepted).

    I am still thinking not a problem. I have a 401K I can request a hardship withdrawal from to cover a situation like this, which would disburse about $1500. in addition I get paid on the 5th my regular check, So I think everything is cool. I call my broker to request the application, faxed. They say it cannot be faxed, must be mailed. I waited patiently for that, and called again to get a fax # to send it back. They say it has to be mailed. I asked how long it takes to process and they say 5-7 business days, and if approved then the time it takes to wait for the check to arrive.

    I just received this paperwork yesterday, and plan on mailing it priority back today. However, even if they do it in the minimum of 5 bus days, that will put the processing back to monday sept 8, because this upcoming mon is labor day and not a business day. Waiting for the check to come in the mail will push the actual cash in hand date back to monday sept 15, if it doesn’t arrive over that prior weekend. I am planning give a copy of the application to my landlord hoping he can work something out, but right now since everything is going to fall after the 9/5 deadline, it’s looking bleak.

    this just goes to show that someone who has a job, and has some limited resources who tries their best to compensate for unexpected circumstances can still wind up with the same results as “lazy” or “irresponsible” people.


  166. August 30, 2008 at 8:45 am, Guest said:

    No its not u pay what u agreed on.


  167. September 02, 2008 at 8:43 am, Guest said:

    I have been living in an apartment building for just over a year. I have a two year lease. just friday, my boyfriend told me the super informed him that a tenant saw me purchasing drugs on the premises. We have a camera at the front door, so the super said the matter has been refered to management and they will be reviewing the tapes.

    I have at no time purchased drugs and i know its not on tape because i hadn’t even communicated with anyone that day. Can i still get evicted? I re-read my lease and i am not allowed to make more then 3 late payments in a 12 month period. I believe I have made more then 3. Do you think they will try to evict me?

    Do they need proof, ie me getting arrested or can a tenant complaint serve as enough?


  168. September 03, 2008 at 6:37 pm, Guest said:



  169. September 04, 2008 at 1:07 pm, Guest said:

    it dickheads like you that love — — —– so piss of ya ——


  170. September 07, 2008 at 3:38 pm, Guest said:

    just remember that God forbid you get sick or loose or job


  171. September 07, 2008 at 3:49 pm, Guest said:

    I am a landlord and worked hard for 20 years to put just enough money away to put a down payment on a multi unit building.
    I can’t believe the amount of headaches I have from city inspectors, insurance company, the mortgage bank, constant repairs, tenants complaining about other tenants.
    Often I am late on my building gas / electrical bill or my mortgage payment and my tenants are paying late or don’t want to pay at all for what ever reason.
    Overall, I ended last year with negative 8,000. I did not pay myself a single dime and had to use money from my regular job to keep up with payments on this building. So much for starting a business and spending hundreds of hours running after the bank, city inspectors, repair men / contractors and non-paying tenants.
    So do me a favor you whining tenants, pay your rent on time and save landlords like me some grief from this unforgiving investment.
    I did not working hard socking away money for 15 years so I can let some other people who for what ever reason from bad upbringing or bad luck or partying ‘non saving’ nature can ride on my buck and live for free for anytime.
    I do give rent credits to tenants who help me out taking care of property hallways / mow lawn and property showings / painting / other repairs..
    But pigs who have spent their lives messed up, not going to school and partying and are not able to pay their rent and keep up their expenses dont deserve any compassion and need their ass kicked.

    A landlord wrote this….one who has probably made a fortune on his property in the twent years he,s owned it with the price of real estate being what it is..

    He gripe,s about inspectors and building depts that are an inconvience to him and his ability to make money

    He complains about his 8000 loss meanwhile I bet his building is wort 5X6 times what he paid for it

    He complains but meanwhile he probably made twice that in tax write offs

    He says he gives rent credits to people who do his work for him why doesnt he pay them the old company store…

    He says that all of you who have posted are all slackers and dead beats…

    I pray for your hardships and wish you all well It is the duty of a Govt to take care of its citizens something is wrong in America and one day the chicken will come home to roost and it will not be pretty


  172. September 13, 2008 at 6:15 pm, Guest said:

    you are responding as if you have always had control of everything in your life. Things happen ! the only difference is that you probably have someone to help you when you fall short. That’s not the same for everyone. People get laid off, sick or whatever. What world do you live in???


  173. October 08, 2008 at 7:20 am, Guest said:

    If you have a roof over your head you should pay your rent. landlords have bills like everyone else. Not because you own a house you have money. For the people who don’t pay their rent why don’t you tell your car insurance company that you’ll pay them later. You can’t b/c they’ll cancle your insurance by midnight. In Fl or NC you can’t pull this b/c in 5 days you’re out on the street. Stop tryin to free load


  174. October 08, 2008 at 7:35 am, Guest said:

    If you’re a tenant who owes a landlord money and moved without paying. Think again the lanlord will file a judgment against you…,I tried to purchased a home and a car I could not do this b/c my landlord filed a judgment against me…first I had to come up with the money owed and my credit was really screwed up b/c of this…so if you think you’re screwing your landlord not for long….you’re only hurting yourself.


  175. October 21, 2008 at 11:19 am, Guest said:

    I have been evicted for breaking certain terms in my lease and I have been late on my rent several times. I was served with an eviction notice today and I was given ten days to move out even after making a verbal agreement with my landlord. We agreed I was to stay to the end of November. She was oday with that two days ago, but she served me with an eviction notice anyway. Is there any way I can get mor than ten days? I have a wife and two toddlers. I am also funding a nasty custody battle in order to get my other two kids back.


  176. October 23, 2008 at 5:51 pm, Guest said:

    I have lived in the same apt for about 7 years. lately my neighbors who were friends before have been arguing with my son. They have sworn at me and even broke my BQ grill. Police have been called. The manager has told me I will get evicted? I live in Hud Housing. Any advice?


  177. November 02, 2008 at 11:00 pm, Guest said:

    Me and my boyfriend lived in a apartment in june 2007. He walked outside to someone breaking into his truck, anybody would freak out and go after that person, which he did. Caused a big scene & we called the cops and the guy ended up getting arrested. Well he lived in the apartment complex also. A couple days later we find out both us and the guy who broke into the truck are getting evicted for fighting on the apartment grounds. So now its on both of our rental history & are credit isnt that great either. We have a baby girl on the way, due next month and are wanted to get out own place again, but find it really hard b/c of that stupid eviction. Anyone have any ideas of what to do?????


  178. November 04, 2008 at 8:04 pm, Guest said:

    I am a 30 year old single mom and I have been served an eviction notice. I need to come up with 1475.50 within 2 days to file the appeal.

    The reason I am in arrears is because I have been unemployed since April. I have work 2 temporary assignments during my quest for a full time job. I was blessed with one On October 13, and I received the eviction papers October 20.

    I get paid on the 15th & 30th of every month. TODAY is November 4 so my rent is due AGAIN. What can I do in order to get the Landlord or Courts to extend the time…… or to get the money so i can stay on the premises?



  179. November 07, 2008 at 12:38 pm, Guest said:

    Everyone has hardships. Everyone wants to work with you until you actually need them to. I lived in the same house for 4 years and never been late on my rent. I got laid off from work and missed one payment and got an eviction notice giving me 10 days to move. Not even got a notice to pay or get out. Just a straigh out eviction. People like that have no heart.


  180. November 12, 2008 at 7:43 pm, Guest said:

    me & my mom & my child have been living in this townhome & we pay our rent every month on time & because some boy had sexually done something to my child, & now he has went to 3 kids also to tell them to pull their pants down. remind you my son is only 4 1/2 yrs. old. now they want to evict us because of that & my child has been going through therapy because of this older boy. how can they evict you for and innocent child not knowing. please help. thank you


  181. December 02, 2008 at 11:02 pm, Guest said:

    if you don’t have a lease and you never signed anything than legally you don’t owe your landlord anything;however if you stay in the house the landlord can call the cops to remove you from the house. good luck


  182. December 12, 2008 at 8:23 am, Guest said:



  183. December 13, 2008 at 4:43 am, Guest said:

    Do evictions ever come off of rental history?


  184. December 13, 2008 at 6:39 am, Anonymous said:

    How do you get adult child to leave? Mine won’t. Age 19–age of majority in my state. Doesn’t work…can’t keep a job either. Won’t go to school (hasn’t complete high school), sleeps all day. Damages my house–broke window, punched hole in wall, ripped door with frame totally off wall, blew the motor in car, Racked up 10 traffic tickets in less than 2 years–six of those within the last 10 months or so–I pay the auto insurance and the tickets too, steals money from me…it goes on and on and on. I phoned the police after the door situation and they said (to me) too bad he lives here.


  185. January 06, 2009 at 5:09 pm, Guest said:

    any way my is is about 5yr a go the land lord an he give me 30 days to move my money was stole from he did’n care there a problem to him because i would minster to people off the street an i knew his girlfriend it was his plac but she rent it to me. one of the girl said she knew him from the street so when he gave me that noict i let him know that i was moveing we did’n do no walk though. some of my stuff was still there he help me after. some of the people have broke in i call him we when to the house. they lied on me when i try to help them . an let him know people had broken in. an want down to the houseing ath. sec 8 an lied on and let the people they there free three month on my sec 8 an i was in another apt hope thing would get clean up. so there is an evction. am disable i need my own place .how can u help me what can i do plases help me soon am trider of movin here are there whom ever help me may u recevid god bless .god bless u


  186. January 14, 2009 at 10:00 pm, Guest said:

    I Have a Summons to appear in court for nonpayment of rent, but I never received an eviction notice. What can i do.


  187. January 19, 2009 at 7:15 pm, Guest said:

    I had a boyfriend who never changed his address with the postal but he susposably has to be evicted out. He is not on my lease.
    We got into a fight he even swung me around like a rag doll because he was drunk and has a anger mgmt problem and has done this to another gal I just found out.
    Is it true that he has a right to stay here?
    How much does it cost to evict him?
    How long is the process? he is out of State and not due back for a week.
    He already owes me alot of money already.


  188. February 22, 2009 at 1:26 am, Cherry DeLeon said:



  189. February 22, 2009 at 1:33 am, Cherry DeLeon said:




  190. March 03, 2009 at 5:17 am, Unknown said:


    I have been staying in my apartment complex for 7 months now. On Dec. 23 I lost my job and

    was denied unemployment. I have searched high and low for other jobs but unfortunately due

    to our economical crisis I still have been unable to find employment. I have no money

    to continue staying in my apartment, however I don’t want to be evicted. Can someone give me

    advise? Thanks 🙂


  191. March 04, 2009 at 6:38 am, Chuck said:

    One way to do it without having to borrow from family or friends, is to pay your rent using a credit card. The way to do this is to request a convenience check(s) from your credit card company. Then simply right a check to your landlord for the entire amount owed.
    For example, $650, this will buy you another 30 days to get back on your feet and all you will have to do when the credit card bill arrives is pay about a $30 monthly bill, until its paid off.
    Its not the best option since you will have to pay some interest. But, it will buy you some time and its sure alot better then having your credit rating ruined and getting evicted.
    For those who have never been evicted (myself included,thank God) the sheriff and his deputies take all your stuff out of the unit and put it on the side of the road at which time it is free for the taking by anybody, it is not considered stealing since the stuff has been thrown out.
    I’ve seen it happen and it ain’t pretty. The experienced vultures will come and take your stuff.
    A better solution of course is to avoid this problem altogether forever, by building up a savings account so the next time you lose your job, no problem, your savings will cover you, buying you that all important asset –TIME – to get reestablished.
    Good Luck to all!


  192. April 08, 2009 at 2:12 pm, kristy s said:

    Another form of eviction is forced to move eviction , if the neighbors or there of rent being late for more then 2 months before the lease is signed is anothe rform of eviction termanation of lease agreements, That means you have there of 30 to 60 days to vacate the property and if you don’t the land owner of the apartment complex or apartment house there is allowed to confasate items to the tenates like exsample furnature, oets and pet food or prodicts, termanate resources like electric if it is paid by the land owner or by the complezx, termanate oil delivery services and other ulitilies that can be termanated like water and sewer until the oblagations are ment and forfilled ,

    also if there has been a number of complaints by the city or twonship you live in about your actions and fines have to be paid is another form for them to evict you as well.
    from other residents they can force the landlord to termanate the rental agreement befor the land or home owner faces court costs and time un paid to be present in a court hearing about your actions as a tenant.

    there is many forms and many reason why they can evict you not the old stereo type because of my color it is because you have done something you were not suppose to like claimming you are responciable for a property that is not clearly yours.


  193. April 15, 2009 at 7:32 pm, Robin said:

    My ex-roommate and I received a 30 day notice to vacate on March 6th. I was fine with it as I had already told the manager I was leaving at the end of April or early May, this just moved it up a month. On April 5th I handed over my keys and asked for a letter or statement saying I had left in accordance with the notice, she replied there was no such thing. I then asked if I would be removed from the lease as I followed through. She said no.

    I recently got served with a Prejudgment claim of Right to Possession and Summons unlawful Detainer Eviction notice! Apparently my Ex-roommate is still occupying the apartment! When I called the manager and asked why I was included in the paperwork she said it was because I was on the lease with him….anyone have any idea what I should do to keep an eviction off my credit?


  194. April 21, 2009 at 10:43 pm, misty said:

    Yes…I have a situation also with my landlord. I’m 22years old and have been living at the same apartment for 4+ years now. Three out of the Four years we had recieved a new landlord and is still till now here. I haven’t really had any problems from here from before really…maybe just a few times she didn’t turn in a maintainence report or so. But also, she has signed my name to a criminal background check regarding to my personal information to my now husband, previously was my employer, for him to sign and give back and for her to send off. Not only that, but since the summer of 08′ my landlord and I have been bickering and arguing ever since then. I was pregnant in the summer of 08′ and the parking area we have here is numbered for each tenant here at the apartments and thats it, visitor parking is up front. Anyhow…landlord told me that there wouldn’t be any problems with me painting the number back on mine so I wouldn’t have to walk so far up from the parking lot and up my stairs with my things (groceries,bags, etc…) so I did just that. Well, ppl. still parking EVERYWHERE and anybody. And then on after it has been a constant battle for my 5mth old girl, husband, and myself to stay here as long as possible so we can find somewhere else to go. I don’t know who could live here with the landlord here in the first place!! Anyhow, I have recieved an eviction notice (notice to quit) on 3/30/09 of 30days to vaccate. Supposable reason was the landlord said that his income was unverifiable, that compliance couldn’t verify his 2008 income taxes?? I don’t get it tho, if IRS can verify why couldn’t her and the ppl. higher above her?? So now, I’m steaming mad bcause nobody can explain to me as of why the blazzin saddles why the income is not verifiable. I don’t get it!! Tuesday 4/14/09 my husband and I went to the landlords office and asking her questions as if there was anything else we could do to not b evicted and for her to explain…she called one of her boss’s and talked for the first little bit, the walked outside talking to him over the phone, came back and handed the phone to me, and then I handed it off to my husband so I could ask her quests. She ended up making me made, and accidentally I cursed her and she told me she didn’t have to hear that in her office and for me to leave NOW. Two days later recieved a loud knocking at my door, it was the Sheriff serving me an evictions paper and I asked him about if I had a baby and was trying to find somewhere to go ASAP could I still b kickd out? He said that he didn’t know and that he didn’t even read the paper, he reads it and says, “Well, looks like you have a month”. On the served paper it says I am to vacate the premises, “But I refused to do so”! HOW CAN I REFUSE TO DO SO, IF THE EVICTION NOTICE THAT MY LANDLORD GAVE ME SAYS TO VACATE ON 4/23/09?? So as of May, 14 of 2009 I have to b out of my apartment, AND also go to court bcause of the landlord.

    I have called till my face is blue and hand wrote a 4 page letter to the best of my ability!
    I don’t know who else to talk to or what to do, without me having to get a lawyer…whiches now I can’t afford one and don’t know anything about anything.

    My email addy is [email protected]


  195. May 12, 2009 at 3:24 pm, Anonymous said:

    i have two children and the landlord is giving me a eviction notice. how many days does the court have to give me to get out with my children? i heard some where they have to give me 30 to 90 days because of my children is that true?


  196. May 31, 2009 at 1:14 pm, Felix said:

    My name is Felix and just recently I was fired from my job. I have been living at my address for 30+ yrs in NYC. An ex-coworker of mine had informed me that she too was living at the same address for 30+ yrs and told me that the landlord CAN’T evict residents bec of it. Is this true ?


  197. June 14, 2009 at 12:08 pm, ffxigirl said:

    im in the same boat. diffrnce is im a single mom with 3 kids. i dont work cuz im a full time mom at home taking care of 2 babies while my oldest attends school. im lucky that i even recieve child support even tho i should fite for more. i hav unemploymnt as well. but thats not enough atm for me to pay rent. i try my best. rite my landlord is trying to get me to leave, serving me to go to court to pay this month rent only otherwise ill get evicted. idk bout the single parent with kids if its true that ur entitled to 60days til u can really move. i havnt had the best of luck with everything, and once again this is happening to me. i dont know wat to do. the landlord should b lucky that im paying him anything period


  198. July 12, 2009 at 12:16 am, Lily said:

    am a Property Manager in Tennessee which is a Government assisted complexes. I can not believe some of these comments on here. Why do you people think that an Apartment Manager should allow you to live for free? Why do you think you are above the rules you agreed to? Let me assure you if you lived at any of my complexes in Tennessee you would not be given the opportunity to make payments on back rent, we have all played that game with tenants and the complex is the one who ends up losing money. Apartment complexes have bills also and when we have tenants who pay their electric bill or their car payments instead of their rent then my suggestion is I hope they feel their car is large enough for them to live in because that is where they will be!! I have salaries to pay because you want your AC and your toilet fixed. My maintenance does not work for nothing. I have security lighting to pay and phone bills and insurance and mortgage. I pay more in City and County Taxes every year than most of you make. Where do you think the operating cost of an apartment complex comes from, Heaven?
    If tenants do not pay their rent then I can not operate…period!!! Why should a paying tenant suffer because you will not pay your rent?? How dare you think that you do not have to pay your rent because you are having a hard time! How dare you blame you problems on your landlord. The landlord gave you a place to stay, a roof over your head they held up their end of the agreement: If you can not hold up your end of the agreement have some dignity and move before you become late. If you have people living in your apartment that is not authorized to be there you are in lease violation period…you know this. An apartment manager takes people to court to get a judgement for past due rents do you honestly believe that money is ever fully recovered?? Do you think an apartment manager wants to spend his/her days sitting in a court room, knowing the odds of getting any actual money is slim to nothing. I know for a fact in Tennessee I don’t care if you are a single mother with 20 kids on a month to month rental you have 30 days after the rent is past due to be out and if it is week to week rental you have 7 days after the rent is past due. You do not get special treatment because you are old, a single mother, unemployed or lived there 100 years. Your Landlord did not take you to raise. They owe you nothing in fact you owe them they are providing you a service.


  199. August 04, 2009 at 11:50 am, Michael said:

    Hi! I think I might be in a bit of a bind, but I’m not sure. I am about to be a graduate student, and I had just moved into a house sharing it with a few other graduate students. I told the landlord that I would be expecting money for the rent two days after I moved in. Furthermore, I was under the assumption that I would be expecting this money on the day before the rent was due. However, I found out that I won’t be receiving any money until THREE WEEKS LATER. That means that my first month’s rent will be extremely late. I let my landlord know my situation and, so far, all we’ve been doing is playing “phone tag” with each other. Now, I’m not sure if I’m going to get evicted even though I just moved into a place. I am broke and I really have nowhere else to go. Can anyone give me any suggestions? Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you.


  200. December 05, 2009 at 4:24 pm, ruby harrison said:

    moved to appartment my neighbor is to noisey.loud music cant hear in my place,her kids be slamming each other down on the floor.when i call the police she comes to my door cursing me out.me and my husband are handy cap my husband is paralized on the left.need his scooter.dont have a ramp to get into the apartment.scared something terrible will happen.spoke to corperate and was treated ugly and un fair.in the lease it talks about noise.the dont aknowledge.


  201. January 23, 2010 at 11:25 pm, Big_boi_2010 said:

    Can apartment mandate you to carry renter’s insurance? Can they set a minute of renter’s insurance you can carry. I just moved into this new place and I am being made to carry a renter’s insurance for a $100,000. My belongings is not even worth close to that.


  202. February 08, 2010 at 11:21 pm, Anonymous said:

    a allowed a person to stay with me because she convinced me and my landlord that she was homeless. I late find out that she has several places to go and just doesn’t want to go to those places.
    Stupid me gets mad, puts her out( I didn’t know the law or I wouldn’t have invited her to stay anyway) the landlord changes the locks and charges me for the changes.( Nice considering what happened).
    Now , I hear that just because the person changed her mail to my address, I have to pay her!
    There should be a Constructive Fraud Law.


  203. March 28, 2010 at 1:14 pm, miguel said:

    i live wwith my mom and im not a bad some my room alil messy but nothing ridiculous like fire code bad or anything i just lock my door to keep my mom fro stealing money or my personal items from my room weve had many arguement recently over the most trivial stuff like the door being closed or window in my room being open and she has since taken me off the lease and is in the process of trying to leave now i really dont want to live here but i dont have much choice as i worked at bear sterns before the collapse in a low leevl job and im currently still in school and looking for a job( which has been very had for me to find a stable one) but i cannot afford to be out of the house. do i have any right in this situation? can i atleast get mandatory minimum time to stay and look for a place before i am outed? and if not does anyone know any housing program for people in similar situations in nyc?


  204. April 12, 2010 at 7:18 pm, Melanie said:

    I’ve been living in a place for 5 yrs. My landlord wants the apt for major renovations to the floor beams. I have to move he took me to court and I have til June 15th to go back to court for a extension if needed. Now I just started a job on 3/29/10 after being unemployed for 3 yrs. So I have a problem with ppl not wanting to rent to me because I just started a job. Plus does a holdover go on your credit report? And can landlords discriminate against you for it? It’s not for non-payment of rent. I’ve paid my rent on time each month on the first for the last 5 yrs to present.


  205. April 15, 2010 at 9:53 pm, AC said:

    I live in St. Peters, Mo. I have a question in regards to someone committing suicide in the home we rent before we moved in. Is there a disclosure form that should have been presented to us? Nobody said a word about it, until a couple months after moving in.


  206. April 25, 2010 at 2:33 pm, Missouri Landlord said:

    Many of the comments on here that are slamming landlords or so inappropriate and downright juvenile. It costs a lot of money to keep a rental going, so tenants that will not pay rent need to be evicted so the landlord can move somebody else in that will so they can continue to maintain their properties. It’s not “personal,” it’s just “business.” If you don’t like renting from others, then do something about it. . . . Just remember though, if you miss a mortgage payment on your home, there will be no recourse or sob story that will help when the bank forecloses on you.

    There is nothing free or fair in this life, and it is not the landlord’s responsibility to have to cover for problems that you are having in yours.


  207. May 12, 2010 at 7:16 am, Anonymous said:

    I love the messages about, “I got a 30 day notice to vacate, is this legal?” LMAO… Of course it’s legal, read your damn lease!! It is called ending a month to month agreement. People need to educate themselves.


  208. July 25, 2010 at 8:35 am, Kristina said:

    We have lived in our apartment for 18 months and just signed a new lease. Recently my boyfriend and I have been unemployed and are 25 days late on this months rent. In addition, there is damage to the apartment from angry outbursts. Some doors have been kicked in, all within the apartmnet. My building manager came down, saw the damage and gave us a letter from the building saying we are evicted. She didn’t go through any legal avenues to evict us. Can she do that? We need to stay here a little longer to be able to get some money together to move, but we are afraid to leave the apartment because we are afraid she will lock us out. please help!


  209. August 11, 2010 at 6:45 pm, kay said:

    Please ppl quit whining and pay your bills. We all have hard times but the bills still have to be paid. That is just life. Get use to it. I feel for all the landlords. PPl want everything for free now days. Nothing is FREE.


  210. September 04, 2010 at 3:07 pm, karya said:

    my name is karya. Is there any apartment that will give a chance to people that has eviction on the past. Me myself I start working for a couple of months now. And my husband has eviction back then I wasn’t working. Now I want us to start over again. Looking for apartment that will give me a chance and my husband. My husband always made the decision beforem he always renting a house way to high 1700 grand a month. And now I want us to move in a 2 bedroom apartment that will be able to give a chance. I work as a cleaning lady in apartment for almost 4 months. Hope that people with a good heart wil help me with my sistuation getting an apartment due to my husband mistake. thank u


  211. December 06, 2010 at 10:39 pm, Ayzle Laird said:

    does all the complaners out that haven’t paid their rent think that the person who owns the rental ha a morgage to pay and they can’t afford to have freeloaders or they will lose the property? pay your rent . its the most important bill you have.


  212. March 08, 2011 at 2:15 pm, Michelle said:

    My husband just got layed off from his job of 10yrs. We notified the landlord that we would not be able to continue renting our house, that we were downsizing to an apartment to avoid being evicted when in two months we could not pay the rent. We have paid this month’s rent, that we would be moved out by end of month but that we would pay next month’s rent and he has our security deposit which was 2 times the rent but after that we are out of savings. Landlord basically said not his problem either sublease the house until the end of lease (15 months from now) or be evicted and be sued.

    What happens when you are evicted? I just don’t know what to do. If he is going to evict me no matter what, I keep thinking I should just keep next month’s rent and use it to pay a little each month after he sues me.

    Anyone have an idea


  213. May 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm, theresa said:

    I am the manager of an apt. complex, One of my tenants has violated her lease several times. Late on rent , has a pet, and had a drug overdose and the ambulance came and took her to the hosp., loud and neighbors complain. it states in the the lease if you are even suspected of drug use you can be evicted. So the corporate office has instructed me to evict her. I gave her notice and she has called the housing authority and may want to go to court, what do i do to get her OUT?


  214. May 30, 2011 at 7:31 am, Gigi said:

    For those who are saying pay your rent or be evicted. Why does the landlord, management get away with taking our rent and not doing repairs??? I have lived in my apartment for over 25 years pay my rent am a good tenant but to have repairs done is like pulling teeth but worse. I have called the housing department after numerous letters, calls did nothing. Why the hell should I move? I have lived in my home for 25 years. There is a bad leak on the roof causing severe water damage and mold to my living room wall, repairs if made are shoddy and cause more damage. The battle between my management and the co-op board is between them but for those of us who are not shareholders we get the run around. After 15 letters over 30 c alls and no response I did inform management each month I would withhold a small part of the rent. Still nothing let them take me t court I will fight back. And my rent is not cheap at all. They want our money but sure the hell do not want tofix anything.


  215. July 30, 2011 at 12:14 am, Don said:

    I have never missed my rent and Iam a disabled amputee with severe Osteoperosis as well as severe COPD for which Iam on Oxygen 24 hours a day. If this debt celing from the government does not go through by the deadkine, can they evict me from a HUD aPARTMENT?


  216. September 03, 2011 at 10:40 pm, lety said:

    Hello we’ve been living in this apt for two years in san antonio tx.. my mom called the office and said were going.to keep doing month to month the woman said okay that my fatjer just had to go in and initial that they called the 60 day notice and he did so… today (saturday) we find out we have to be out sept 5th bc the apt.has been leased when my mother went to complain one of thebladies said my father signed a paper stating that we would be out tuesday which isnt true bc he went into the office 10 mins after my mother called and told them why he was there and what he had to sign , and today the lady argues and yells to my mother we have to be out or shes calling the police, my mother asked her to call the woman she had spoke to about this agreement and to call the mgr the lady refused bc its labor day wkend ..and.they just took our months check for this month without saying anything and the woman arguing today didnt even bother giving back the check.. is there anything we can do about this, i do believe they messed up in the office and now just want us out bc theybalready leased out our apt… how do we go about this…??


  217. September 15, 2011 at 8:17 pm, jackie Calderon said:

    do I have my own rights being a young mother of two on welfare, having my income delayed from emploment human services do to technology complications? I have not paid rent for last month and this month and I’m being suied/evicted, id like to defend my caseand notugnore the whol court process. My plan is too make things right before the court to not be completely. turned down from this upsetting situation. What can I do? id like to defend my case and stand up for any rights I may have as a young. mother of two being on welfare and having my income (ren money) delayed leaving me stuck with a dept of $800+ ?


  218. September 21, 2011 at 5:37 pm, andy said:

    just got a notice to leave premises by the property management.

    they said they received complaints about my power tools.

    i am in columbus ohio

    we are not on a lease,and have never been late on rent in 4 years.

    can we fight this?


  219. October 02, 2011 at 2:01 am, patricia v said:

    i have recently recieved an eviction notice i understand that it is legal but can she evict me and harass anyone else who associates with me for that matter just because i am invoved with another tenant at the same apartment complex whom just happened to be a previous boyfriend of hers. she has threatened and harassed me to try and force me to move out. she has tried to smutt my name by shouting false statements in front of many other tenants. i live in california can you give me some leads to where i can begin to fight an eviction that has been issued by retaliation


  220. October 14, 2011 at 11:34 am, timothy billings said:

    hello i got a eviction notice today from my unkle due to not following the agreement but i have no lease and i am payed 2 mnths ahead, and hes only giving me back 140 dollars of what i payed him. i dnt want to take him to court but i have no money and i can not afford 600 amnth rentals and i have a wife and a baby thats about to pop out. i dnt no what to do im so stressed. this year has been the worst.


  221. October 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm, Guest123 said:

    I lost my job and could not make the rent for October. I’m still looking for one. I told the building manager via phone and said they would work with me. I went down to CEO to file for back rent and building manager filled out the paper work and I sent it back. Lo and behold the landlord himself knocks on my door a couple weeks later telling me CEO didn’t go through yet and that he is keeping the security deposit for October’s rent and that he wants me out on Nov 1st if CEO doesn’t go through. I had to sign an affidavit for the back rent which explains why it never went through yet and that was done on Monday which is why it never went through.

    I NEVER received an eviction notice or ANY written notice however. It was all oral and I’m not sure in my lease if it says I don’t need an eviction notice because I’ve heard some do. It is a one year lease. Can he just throw me out??? I’m already starting to move my stuff out to some places.



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  223. November 09, 2011 at 6:20 pm, Dorothy said:

    I am 72 years old and I broke my hip last year and had to go into the hospital. My daughter maintains my apartment and has lived with me since she was born. I am still recovering from my fall and HPD has cancelled my voucher. I am being harassed constantly and have had enough. My daughter offered to pay the full rent but now they are saying the costs are 3500.00 which we don’t have laying around. I feel that this is being done deliberately. I cannot attend court proceedings and my daughter just began working. I paid some of the rent bringing it down to 2500.00 and as much as we try to speak with landlord they do not respond. What can we do? I do not want to lose my apartment.


  224. November 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm, JAY said:



  225. December 06, 2011 at 12:30 am, Kelvin said:

    We just receive a three-day-notice of eviction.
    What can we do to negotiate with landlord?
    If we have no money to pay now (or few days cash flow off), how can we handle the situation?
    If we are in this state of lease renewal which we have not discussed, anyway we can fight for the eviction.

    Thanks, Kelvin
    [email protected]


  226. February 15, 2012 at 1:03 am, anna browning said:

    i paid my renty on time for 3 yrs . trying to blame me for sewer and cops called over loud muisic and fighting and im the one called im a major mananiac depreesent and my rent been paid on time for 3 yrs . now i need more nitro that wrong


  227. April 10, 2012 at 8:58 pm, cody jones said:

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    i live above a woman who likes to blast her music from 8pm to 5-6am every night. i wouldnt even care really if it was something worth listening to but its some crappy rap music and she has the bass turned way up and has huge subwoofers. so when i lay in bed each night, the bass is pounding so hard that my bed vibrates like crazy.the g/f and i call the cops each time, two hours later the cops get there and by then the music is always off. she owns a scanner so she turns it off as soon as she hears that the cops are on their way. so today the landlord came along pounding on my door, i open it up. she hands ME a envelope. i was like um….whats this for? she said since we complain and the cops come here and nothing is going on, we will be evicted if we complain even one more time to the cops about that thing downstairs. i have had problems with her ever since she moved in about 6 months ago. when she moved in the apartment downstairs, she was smoking so much pot that it was seeping into my bathroom and my 3yr old daughter and 9 year old daughter would come out of the bathroom from going potty and they would smell like straight marijuana.{a few times i thought my 3 yr old was stoned from that renter doing that downstairs. so we called the cops. the cops said that drug possesion is not considered a real crime so nothing legally they could do. ok so a few days go by and she comes upstairs and says if we dont quiet our kids down, she is comin up here with her gun and she will shut them up permanently forever.{terroristic threats i thought right?}nope…they saaid they cant do anything about a threat until the lady actuall comes up here and then kills one of my kids.{which would never happen because if she ever did come up here to harm my family, the only thing that will end would be her.}so now she can legally smoke pot whenever she wants, she can legally make terroristic threats whenever she wants, and she can blast her music crap whenever she wants. and if i complain one time, my family and i are living on the street. if anyone has any info for me on what I can legally do besides move, please let me know. my personal email is [email][email protected][/email]. thanks yall for listening to my story.


  228. June 14, 2012 at 2:55 am, rad said:

    I live in a 16 unit complex and got a letter my lease will not be renewed, have lived here since 2004, always paid rent on time too, all the letter said is be oujt of the apt when the lease ends on june 30th 2012, when i called the apt manager, she said we don,t have to give you a reason and hung the phone up on me, also i dont have any pets and get along with others, i am also on a disability, however the apt manager does not know that,, its just i think the rental company might have a term limit on how long they want to have the same person in thier complex, but nothing in the lease about that as if it was i would never have rented the apt, also the notice did not come from a court, i am just wondering if i can fight this as i have read that people who are disabilty have certain rights in this type of situation.


  229. June 28, 2012 at 5:15 pm, Misfit4Peace said:

    I had to keep my youngest grandson for a week. My daughter had no one to watch him. He stayed with me. The landlady told me I needed to get ‘IT’ out of here, that she had rules against young grandkids even visiting. My grandson is 6 months old. She said she had multi complaints, which after asking around I found out was untrue. She told me if my daughter brought my grandkids back just to visit, I would be evicted, and she would have my daughter thrown in jail for trespass.
    She told a neighbor she couldnt have any more company and gave her the choice, her boyfriend, or her apartment. The boyfriend was not staying here, just visiting her. The real reason she got rid of the lady was because her boyfriend is black.
    I live in NC


  230. July 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm, Codyloewen19 said:

    The managment at my appartment has been sending us lease violations ever since we have been going in to the office every week for the last month complaining about things not working. My wife is 7 months pregnant and she has been shocked by an outlet in the house twice because it is shorting out and 6 out of the 12 dont even work. I am in the military and i am gone all day and we live on the second floor so my wife will set the trash out on the front porch for me to take out when i get home because it is a good 1oo yards to the nearest dumpster and i live in texas where it is 110+ degrees during the day. We recieved a violation for that so she keeps it inside the door now until i get home. The managment has given us noise complaint violations due to someone calling in saying we are playing loud music, when we arent even home. We were gone all weekend at a friends house and we came home last night to a noise complaint violation. we kept our dog outside on the balcony for the day, knowing we were going to be gone for the day, and he potty’d on the porch, which we cleaned with soap and water and disposed of the remains that night, and today we recieved another violation saying we cant even keep our dog outside on the balcony when everyone else in the appartments keep their dogs outside all day and they bark and make all kinds of noises and ours makes none. We turned in our 30 day notice to move out of this appartment into a smaller apartment in the same complex and now they are saying we have to many violations that they cant move us into the smaller appartment and we have to move out in the 30 days. So if someone could give me some advice i would greatly appreciate it.


  231. October 30, 2012 at 12:04 pm, JUDY said:

    I have an acquaintance who was evicted for $400 (her rent). Now she in in a shelter and they are trying to get her Section 8 housing. She doesn’t think it will be a problem, but she just KNOWS that money is going to come up? Can they do that? The reason I ask, is that my brother is footing the bill for her, and the more she can get out of him the more she will have for herself.


  232. August 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm, KD said:

    I have never been evicted but I have gone to court several times with my old landlord and I won in court every time and I just tried to apply for another apartment after being away from that landlord for over 2 years and after the new apartment complex pulled my record
    it shows my court appearances are there but it show NO EVICTIONS just that I have been to court.
    How do I remove these on my record??


  233. September 17, 2013 at 9:56 pm, Carpenter said:

    Can I kick my roommate out for using drugs without an eviction notice? He was told not to bring any kind of drugs to the apartment before moving in. He is not on the lease. I just want him gone.


  234. September 26, 2013 at 6:13 am, V said:

    My boyfriend and I are renting an apt.with a friend if his.All if us are on the lease. Hid friend gets drunk every night spills berr everywhere listens to hid music loud till all hours if the night. He gets belligerent and threatens us when asked to quiet down.We live in an apt can we evict him?


  235. December 19, 2013 at 3:05 pm, a mari said:

    i just moved into my apartments on Nov 22 2013,on Dec 14 i was heating some oil and all of a sudden it went up in flames and set the sprinklers off in the apartment. the maintenance came and vaccumed the water up. there wasnt much damage done in the kitchen. I never received a copy of my lease and was given 30 days to get renters insurance. Will my daughter and i face an eviction. I am in texas


  236. January 30, 2014 at 10:10 am, ricky agnew said:

    I’m a single 60 year old man living by myself in a senior community.I’ve lived here for almost 4 years now.The apartment manager recently told me that my collection of over 300 LP vinyl record albums is a fire hazard and must be removed asap..they’re in shelves in my bedroom..i was also told to remove my inflatable mattress from the dining room.i also have 12 cases of audio cd’s that are stacked against the wall beside the couch and I was told that they have to be moved as well. all that I have in my dining area and living room is neatly organized and not obstructing accesability to any other rooms.Isleep in the dining room because my bedroom sits right off the road next to heavy traffic and I have a sleep illness called dspd which forces me to sleep days and awake at nights.The mattress is covered with a plush black bedspread and is very elegant and not unsightly whatsoever and also allows plenty of room to walk through into the living room .I have a lot of audio and video equipment in the living room..it’s all neatly organized and my living room looks like a studio ,but with a loveseat a small table and ample space for walking and living in on a daily basis.yet I’m told I have too much stuff in there also and the manager expects me to remove most of it.again ,it’s all neatly organized and even though MOST of the floor space is used by a small table,couch and dvd rack and entertainment center,there’s plenty of walking room.My friends and family say the manager is totally out of line here and of course I agree.myself,my family and friends do not understand why this is an issue with her.I’ve lived in 13 apartment complexes in my life and NEVER had a problem with managers being ‘concerned’ about the amount of audio and video stuff I have in the living room and,or dining areas .Every place I’ve lived for the last 20 years has been set up the same way. ..neatly organized and very ‘music studio looking’..My current manager claims it’s inappropriate.isn’t this an opinion as opposed to a clause in the lease?i see nothing in the lease that disallows me to have my living room set up like this,but I feel like I’m probably facing eviction as I do NOT plan to move anything!!(there’s nowhere else to put the stuff and wherever I wind up it will be put in the living and dining room again anyway)..I use this equipment on a daily basis..basically,an equalizer,mixing console,cd player,dvd player,dvd recorder,pc tower,vhs player,5.1 surround sound system,42 inch LCD flatscreen tv,loveseat,small table,etc etc..but as I said,ALL neatly organized and plenty of walking room to go to and from the room and plenty of accesability to the window in case of emergency such as fire or angry tenant tossing the manager. My family has told me to consider seriously contacting legal aid at this point just in case of a possible eviction notice.The manager re-inspected my apartment yesterday and wasn’t happy because I hadn’t removed my ‘sh*t’..I’ve read online that what usually happens is the inspection,the time given to correct the issue and then upon re-inspection if issue isn’t resolved,a eviction notice shortly follows.the re-inspection was yesterday so..i could understand the issue if there was risk of injury illness involved or if the rooms were in disarray or soiled.But none of those define the situation.


  237. March 11, 2014 at 5:56 pm, tiffamy hill said:

    HIi my name is Tiffany Hill, I am 25 I am legally disabled. I use to live in long beach, in this studio. I was there for about 6 or 7 Months my landlord was harassing me and talking to my mother trying to get me kicked out for some reason.My landlord gave me a summons for unpaid rent but when I tried to pay it he wouldn’t except it. When he told me I have to many complaints I asked him where is the police repor,t or note that shows you gave me a warning. I was a quiet tenant who didn’t even have many people over. Once I answered he never responded ,so the court gave us a court date 6 months till. I was working as a nurse for a friend who has lupus and diabetes. I was gone a week. when I got back my locks were changed and I found out that my landlord let some one in my apartment and take my things. I had no place to go I was homeless, with a dog. I was in an accident that left me on a leg brace for a year, I had been living in motel and on friends floor for almost 7 months now. I had to relocate because my friend lost her apartment. so I had to get a room in this run down hotel in Pasadena , CA . I was working with a guy from legal aid who fled, and destroyed mines along with other peoples work and I been stressed because I was just lost and confused I had no help. I got my dates mixed up and today was my court date and I missed it to plead my case is there a way I can get another chance he needs to be stopped.


  238. March 19, 2014 at 12:39 am, amanda said:

    I live in Arlington TX and I am currently renting an apartment. On the first of march I attempted too pay partial rent and let the manager know that the other part would be paid the seventh when my check came in the rent was returned too me stating no partials only rent in full would be accepted. On the fifth I attempted too pay late fees along with rent in full but was told that my rent wouldn’t be accepted at all. On the 4th is when I received my 3 day notice. The manager told me too keep the money she would talk too corporate and see what she can do too come and see her at four when I returned to talk to her she stated she hadn’t spoke too him yet too return the following morning when I returned she stated she still hadnt spoke too him and she would let me know. About an hour later I received a letter from a different manager stating I should do myself a favor n move and also do myself a favor and not speak too the other manager again. So I went found an apartment but my date too move isn’t until 11th of April. The manager gave me a good recommendation and I was approved for the apartment. But due too the date being far away I offered too pay too saty until the 31st I today received a letter that stated if I was not out by midnight tonight an eviction would be filed and she would call the other apartment back and tell them I am being evicted.
    my question is will this eviction effect me even though I have already been approved and she originally gave a good reccomendation?. and what are my chances of beating this eviction


  239. May 18, 2014 at 3:59 pm, Thomas Bell said:

    I moved in with this lady —– to rent a room out in april. paid 1st months rent. then paid second minus 50 bucks. she went on vacation may 2nd til may 11th. then may 13th she tells me she got a job offer to relocate to where she just went on vacationflorida, that i’d have to look for a new place by the first. Then on the 17th she said she sold the house and its going to be owned by the new ppl on the 1st. How can she tell me to find a place in 2 weeks? How can she not give me a written notice? What can i do about this? i’m disabled too. my email is [email protected] someone please provide feedbackl



  240. May 21, 2014 at 12:31 pm, Andrew said:

    Do I have the right to be evicted by the landlord for trash in my area with no warnin or lease been signed


  241. May 27, 2014 at 9:46 am, grasp said:

    I feel sorry for the all the people who are being —– to people who don’t have jobs or fell on hard times you just sit back an wait you will feel the crunch one day and you will be reaching for answers. Mark my word because that is just plain ugly and god is listening !!!!


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  244. December 19, 2016 at 3:34 pm, Kevin Wilburn said:

    Me and my brother are on the lease but my brother won't be showing up to court when it's time for us to get evicted what will likely happen will I still get the same amount of days to move out if he's not there I'm in Fort Wayne Indiana


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  246. March 29, 2019 at 3:07 pm, Lori B said:

    My landlord served me with a notice to quit end possession because he got caught with charging me for utilities I wasn't required to pay by law. Our utility bill just went in name because he refuses to fix the situation and now he wants us out. They didnt even do the notice to quit right.


  247. April 10, 2019 at 3:40 am, Dennis Teel said:

    I've lived in this complex for 9 years and have always walked my dog at and 3am and never had a problem with tenants or previous managers.We got a new manager recently ,but as usual,i continued to walk my dog in the middle of the night like i always have..i got a note on my door in the first week that she began working here,that claims i'm written up for obnoxious behavor toward my neighbors,threatening behavior and making other tenants feel unsafe..i asked her what the heck all that was about..accused me of 'roaming the property all hours" and standing at my neighbors patios and doors .I told her that's nonsense and that i walk my dog i don't stand on people's patiosor peer in their windows.she then began to ask me why i walk my dog at 3am and asked me sharply how many other people do i know that walk their dogs at and 3am?? (as though i'm an oddball for it) I told her plenty considering most people i associate with are up at nights..long story short,she banned me from being anywhere on the complex property after 10pm unless i'm walking on or off the property , going someplace or returning.and i'm to go straight to my apartment or through the gate and off property ,depending on whether i'm going out or returning home..welll recently management came in to deal with a flood problem.caused by an over full running back up toilet.it happened while i was asleep ,yet the manager attaches the cause to me somehow..the management saw that my apartment was indeed a mess as i had slidden into depression for a while upon the kidnapping of my mom by the state and then they shoved her into a nursing home against our will…a long story .anyway i told the manager i can't possibally pay my rent at this place and afford rent and deposit in a new place and pay mover on top of all that .. move on top of that!! She told me i don't have to pay rent..I felt relieved as i thought she was going to be really understanding..as it turns out however, she handed me a notice to vacate,based on non payment of rent..can you believe how i got screwed around??man!!ai'm to be out midnight april 11..my friends tell me to stay put and not go anywhere ,they say she can't make me move and that it would take at least 20 to 45 days to evict me and by that time i'll be in another apartment paying rent elsewhere.they're telling me that i cannot be arrested or forced to move,that i'm safe until i get out which will be in two weeks when my disability check arrives..i'm scared to just sit hoping i don't get arrested.but my friends say i won't..


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