Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

What You Should Know About an Unlawful Detainer

Teresa Bergen

 · Feb 17, 2022

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An “unlawful detainer” is legal speak for an action many tenants dread: eviction. This legal process determines the right to possession of property — in this case, your apartment. To bring forth this legal proceeding, the landlord must generally demonstrate that they complied with all procedural requirements, such as giving the tenant three days’ notice […]

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, frustration and poverty continue to increase exponentially.

Cassie Damewood

 · Jul 16, 2020

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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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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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