What Do You Do If You Are Being Evicted?
Residential tenants — did you know that there are several steps your landlord is required to take before he/she can evict you? Did you know that even if you are evicted after a district justice hearing, you still have time to remain in your residence? Did you know that in some cases, you can be evicted and still continue living in the residence for the remainder of your lease, provided you catch up on your costs?
In my 15 years of legal practice, I have found that most tenants are not fully aware of their legal rights when facing an eviction. Many tenants just assume that the law is on their landlord’s side. Still other tenants feel that since they are a little behind on their rent, there is no way they can prevent an eviction.
How Do You Mitigate Your Damages?
It is important that you know your rights when facing an eviction. It is true that you may not be able to prevent an eviction — however, what about preventing a judgment against you for attorney’s fees or extra months of rent you do not owe? What about forcing a landlord to prove that you somehow damaged your rental unit before automatically being awarded money damages for his/her allegations? Remember, the eviction itself is not always the only issue at stake. There are several issues you need to prepare for in the event you are facing an eviction.
Do You Need An Attorney?
Call Laura Robbins Law, L.L.C., at 814-753-4625 or complete the online form to schedule a low-cost consultation regarding your landlord-tenant issue. For a small consultation fee, there is a good chance you could be provided legal advice and/or representation that will end up saving you money in the long run (and in the short term, too).