If I Can't Afford To Pay My Rent This Month, How Long Do I Have Before They Can Evict Me? Isn't There A Place I Can File For More Time To Stay In My Apartment?

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Joe McHugh answered
Make sure you tell your landlord as soon as possible as they may be more lenient on you if you are unable to pay or the rent payment will be a little delayed. If you have been a tenant for a long time in the property and know the landlord quite well they may come to some arrangement with you where you can pay double next month for example.
It will depend on the type of tenancy agreement you have signed and what it actually says in your contract. Some landlords will try to evict tenants after a few weeks of not having received rent payment. Others may only wait a few days.
If you are unable to pay your rent, your landlord will issue you with an eviction notice. From that time you will have a period of up to 30 days to reply or make contact or pay the outstanding rent you owe. If you do not pay your rent within that time you will then receive a court order. If you lose your case and choose not to appeal you then have a further period of time before you can legally be evicted.
For more information on your specific case, have a look at your tenancy agreement and try to speak to your landlord to determine whether you can come to some sort of agreement. There may be local housing groups in your area where you can seek advice or you may even choose to seek legal advice from an attorney. There are a lot of websites offering free legal advice so have a look using an Internet search engine to find one that suited to your needs and circumstances.
yvette Jones Profile
yvette Jones answered
Yes there is. You just have to go to a court and file against it. I've done it once. It worked and the judge was on my side. He said instead of evicting her, she has my permission to stay another 6 months. Don't panic just go to court and ask them. They will help you.
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I know that here where I live the landlord has to give you a 30 day notice and they also have to have an eviction notice from the court for it to be final! I don't know about the last question!
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On the fifth day past due I post a "Notice to remedy or Vacate" This notice gives the tenant 5 days to fix the issue, leave, or we file with the court.
On the 10th day if the tenant has not vacated we file with our court. The court sets a trial date from 6 to 10 days, and notice is served to the tenant by constable.
We have never lost an eviction case.
The judge issues the ruling and the constable serves the tenant if they are not present. They have 5 days to get out, on the 6th we file for "writ of possession" if they are not out, then the constable will go over with a moving crew and move them out. So in TX it takes about 20 days, but it can be sped up with more money to the court for "immediate possession" which happens they day of the trial, so that would be 15 days.
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You brag about how fast you can turn another human being,down on his luck, out onto the street.How wonderful....what goes around,comes around. Your attitude is sub -human. I know of animals with better morals and compassion than you
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Ok, I have a huge garnishment coming out of my state disability, I am on maternity leave just had a baby 2 weeks ago. I was already late on my rent to begin with. Now since the state is withholding 50 % of my lousy disability. I can barely afford to live let alone pay the rent here. I am forced to look for another place to live. Will they be able to come after me for back rent etc? I also gave a 2200 deposit here. I know they will be keeping that as well. Any feedback?
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It depends how much your arrears are. They can absolutely go after you for back rent after you leave. They will first apply your security deposit, but if you break your lease and leave the landlord has the legal right to sue you for the remainder of the lease.
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I think it might be different from state to state and/or country to country.  Please specify a general area of residence.
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Ca. Rancho-cucamonga. San-bernadino county
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Anonymous commented
Portland Oregon, This same thing is happening to me.I have to move by the nineteenth of Jan,2010. I reseaved A 30 day uninhabital eviction we wanted to move in another apt, but the keeps changing are manager this is are 5th manager.the last manager was working with us this one talk me i wasnt paying enough for a 2 bedroom he dont care about the mold or us or that we always pay are rent he know he cant raise my rent if im with mold dont get me wrong we cleaned it when it came back we asked them
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I am renting a house and I just found out that the owner is losing another house and they want to move in the one I'm renting. We paid him first and last month, my husband and I called him and told him that we are not paying him for the month of June because we are moving out in July he said ok that is fine 4 days later we get a paper from an attorney saying 3 day notice or quit. We told him we are moving out I don't understand why he is doing this. I am upset that he lied to us in the first place and didnt tell us he is losing the other house and wants to move in this one we have lived here for only 9 month and having to move again is very hard escpecially when you have 3 kids, I'm very stressed and upset and I don't want this to go on my credit.. Please help me
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I still owe $270.00 for last months rent due to loss of job. The owner is working with me but last week when I found a job the property manager called my work and managed to get me fired simply by calling. Now the property manager wants to "meet with me in person to discuss the rent." They were evasive and when I asked why couldn't we talk over the phone she said "is there a problem." What does this all sound like I should expect tomorrow?
Jason Levy Profile
Jason Levy answered

According to me,it might be different from state to state and/or country to country.  Please specify a general area of residence.

shaun davis Profile
shaun davis answered

you should tell your landlord if you are living there for the long time and ask himfor some time.You may alsofile against in court a landlord also has to give almost 30 days notice

nettie Profile
nettie answered
I'm not certain about filing for time but there should be a place to seek help with payment in your area,the landlord can give you 30 days after the first months rent was missed and the eviction notice should be filed in court and you wait to be notified to come to court actually by the time all this takes place you may have been given close to ninty days,but hopefully you will catch your rent up or make some type arrangements with your landlord...good luck
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Of course this is most states in the US.....
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Thank you
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Bgirl525. Thank you for that information. NINTY DAYS is the maxmum days a landlord should be allowed to give his/her tenants before filing for eviction. In my opinion, this should apply to ALL THE STATES in this country; USA. If that is not the case, then people, let's stand up and fight for justice. JUSTICE! JUSTICE!! JUSTICE!!!. Remember the DEPOSIT you paid to move in, that should count for something.
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I Lived in this apartment for over 15 years in a month to month paying $600 and my landlord want to raised the rent to $2200 hundred can she race the rent?
We're in the Bronx, New York.

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