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Re: Need to know the realities of evictions

Posted by Well...... on November 16, 1998 at 09:35:44:

In Reply to: Need to know the realities of evictions posted by Kimberly on November 16, 1998 at 00:45:14:

The thing is it sound like you need to find out if they will pursue the rest of the money for the lease, they will for sure keep your deposit. If you just leave and they rent it again, then when it comes to court (which is the only way they could get the rest of the six months rent from you) you will look pretty good. the thing is you will have to go to court to defend yourself if they pursue the rest of the lease. I suggest you start by
1)going to civil court at 100 Center street (about 9am)
2) go through the metal detectors
3)Ask the guard "where is the pro se attourney"
4) Wait to see a pro se. It may take the whole morning but if you are as desperate as you sound it should be a small price to pay to get some decent advice.

: Ok, I'm looking for an easy way out of our 12 mos lease, 6 mos early. The problem is there is NO termination clause in the lease. I posted the entire situation below under the subject line "Need a way out of lease 6 mos early".

: Update on that situation, we called the rental office anonymously pretending to be interested in renting here and asked what would happen if we got a raise after living here a couple months and it made our income higher than the requirements. How soon would we have to look for new housing, etc? They replied, when you move in here we assume you will get a raise from your current job eventually. You will still be allowed to live here. --Now the lease mentions if our income situation changes we would have to go thru a new evualtion, but they didn't mention that so I'm assuming you're stuck here no matter what.

: The lease also mentions about abandoning the property. I guess this could be an option but I don't want any problems with the law. I guess I don't mind if they ruin my credit for a few years but I really do not want to go to court.

: We have received a "warning" (given to all renters at this property, not just our family) that if you're late with the rent they will start eviction proceedings or they will evict you, I forget the way it was worded. I just read on the net that if you're late with rent they can notify you to pay or leave the property in 3 days. What would happen if we did not pay the rent and chose to leave in 3 days? Could they press charges or take us to court for anything? What exactly would this do to our credit and how long until that cleans up?

: We are DESPERATE to get out of here and even considered self-eviction for fear of safety or other things (no problems with maintenance--unfortunately). Can anyone offer some advice to me? What would happen if we tried to self-evict or waited till they evict us?

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