Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

How to File a Small Claims Lawsuit Against Your Landlord or Property Manager

Cassie Damewood

 · Jun 23, 2020

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A significant number of landlords and property managers across America have shown great empathy and understanding to tenants who can’t pay their rent due to the poverty and illness the coronavirus has caused.

Receiving an eviction notice is jarring, if not devastating. Even if you knew it was coming, the idea of losing your home can cause instant panic. But before you make any big decisions, it’s important to know what your rights are

Cassie Damewood

 · Feb 25, 2020

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Facing an eviction can drain your finances and your emotional energy. The end result of an eviction is moving out of your apartment, and housing options may be limited in the area where you need to live for your job or other purposes. The more mistakes you make in the evictions process, the worse things […]

Staff Writer

 · Jul 6, 2010

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An eviction record can be damaging to your chances of renting an apartment. Landlords are leery of tenants who have been evicted, because the assumption is that you won’t pay rent or you’ll damage the apartment. With that said, it’s not impossible to rent with an eviction record. It just takes some creativity, negotiations and […]

Staff Writer

 · Jun 29, 2010

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Seek eviction help as quickly as possible when you receive an eviction notice. You have a limited amount of time to respond, a number of days according your state’s laws, and waiting until the last minute could hurt your chances of a successful defense or reaching a resolution. There are 4 free and paid resources […]

Staff Writer

 · Jun 28, 2010

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An eviction attorney may be your best option when facing an eviction. The outcome of an eviction lawsuit can have a dramatic impact on your ability to rent other apartments in the future. Your landlord may also sue you for back rent and damages that amount to several thousand dollars. If you don’t have money […]

Staff Writer

 · Jun 24, 2010

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An eviction lawyer can help you to avoid temporary loss of shelter, as well as loss of a security deposit and additional monies that your landlord might sue you for. If you are successful at fighting an eviction, you’ll prevent future rental application denials or setbacks. Prospective landlords do take evictions into consideration when reviewing […]

Staff Writer

 · Jun 22, 2010

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Understanding an eviction letter is important, especially if you feel you’ve been wrongfully evicted. Laws for eviction differ from state to state; yet, eviction letters, in all states, are the written documents that are required to begin the eviction process. Legal Grounds to Execute an Eviction Letter For an eviction letter to be served, the […]

Staff Writer

 · Jun 22, 2010

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Eviction laws vary from state to state and can even be different within a state. Nevertheless, there are several general guidelines that apply to eviction that are helpful in knowing with respect to the process. # 1 – Written Notice is Required in Order to Evict Typically, to begin the eviction process, a landlord must send an […]

Staff Writer

 · Jun 11, 2010

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