Posted by me again on February 03, 2002 at 15:20:12:
In Reply to: What if the landlord changes the locks without any eviction notice posted by Phil on February 03, 2002 at 14:13:51:
: What can I do if the landlord changes the locks without presenting an eviction notice? How quickly can a landlord get an eviction notice?
assuming you're a legal resident of the unit, you take any paperwork you have that shows you are a legal resident of the unit, like: an unexpired lease, utility bills, driver's license, etc., and go to the local police station, and tell them that your landlord has locked you out. this is called 'criminal lockout', and your landlord could go to jail for it.
an eviction ORDER can only be issued by the court, but the landlord can have you served with papers at any time to initiate the eviction procedure, assuming he has a valid reason to do so. an eviction is a legal procedure, and must be followed very carefully by both parties.
what city/state are you in?
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