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No Evictions-Court Delay (by Alex [GA]) Apr 10, 2021 7:43 PM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by NE [PA]) Apr 10, 2021 7:53 PM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by Mike45 [NV]) Apr 10, 2021 7:59 PM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by plenty [MO]) Apr 10, 2021 8:52 PM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by Joe [GA]) Apr 10, 2021 9:04 PM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by Alex [GA]) Apr 10, 2021 10:56 PM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by Gail K [GA]) Apr 10, 2021 11:43 PM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by Robert J [CA]) Apr 11, 2021 4:23 AM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by NE [PA]) Apr 11, 2021 5:49 AM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by Richard [MI]) Apr 11, 2021 6:20 AM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by Jason [VA]) Apr 11, 2021 6:50 AM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by Barbara [VA]) Apr 11, 2021 6:59 AM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by Greg [MO]) Apr 11, 2021 7:25 AM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by NE [PA]) Apr 11, 2021 7:29 AM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by MAP [NY]) Apr 11, 2021 8:15 AM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by Paulio [PA]) Apr 11, 2021 8:31 AM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Apr 11, 2021 8:46 AM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by Alex [GA]) Apr 11, 2021 10:39 AM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by MAP [NY]) Apr 11, 2021 10:43 AM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by JR [ME]) Apr 11, 2021 10:59 AM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by Nicole [PA]) Apr 11, 2021 1:01 PM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by tryan [MA]) Apr 11, 2021 1:44 PM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by tryan [MA]) Apr 11, 2021 1:46 PM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by JB [OR]) Apr 11, 2021 3:22 PM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by Vee [OH]) Apr 11, 2021 3:32 PM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by Jim [OH]) Apr 11, 2021 5:03 PM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by MikeA [TX]) Apr 11, 2021 5:26 PM
       No Evictions-Court Delay (by 6x6 [TN]) Apr 12, 2021 8:25 AM

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No Evictions-Court Delay (by Alex [GA]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2021 7:43 PM
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I am in Georgia and Court Evictions are backed up. The county stopped taking any new cases for hearing on January 1st (because of Covid) and resumed hearing in late February.

I had filed eviction on January 15 (for non-payment of rent) and I am told that it is still not on court's calendar as they are still finishing late December cases.

This has been an unusual delay and the tenant is having a free ride. He knows about the delays. He has actually moved out late February but not willing to hand over the keys until formal eviction happens through Sheriff. He occasionally drops in once in 2 weeks to check whether I have changed locks or touched his belongings.

At this rate, it appears that it would be May or sometime in June when I will get the hearing. So technically, I lost rent for 6 months, Jan through May/June.

What options do I have?

--73.106.xxx.x




No Evictions-Court Delay (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2021 7:53 PM
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In this situation I'd change the locks in about 2 seconds. --70.44.xxx.xx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2021 7:59 PM
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I would NOT change the locks. If you do, the Tenant will counter-sue you for illegal lock-out. --76.4.xxx.xxx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2021 8:52 PM
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Tenant has utilities still on in their name? Getting mail there? Post for abandonment if your state allows. --208.54.xx.xxx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by Joe [GA]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2021 9:04 PM
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I’m in Georgia as well, I’m going through the same thing but in your case if your tenant has turned off all their utilities and moved out they have abandoned the property and you can legally take it over. Just show proof where they have called utility companies to turn off their utilities and you can move him out for abandonment. --99.28.xxx.xxx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by Alex [GA]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2021 10:56 PM
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Actually, that is the point. The tenant is waiting for the opportunity that I change lock so that he can sue me. He told me that he is not been officially out until the court date. He keeps coming back to know if I ever change the lock. He checks mail and leaves. --73.106.xxx.x




No Evictions-Court Delay (by Gail K [GA]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2021 11:43 PM
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Your tenant may likely be full of hot air. Again, have they turned off the utilities or is he still paying for these?

Gail --73.20.xxx.xxx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 4:23 AM
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Just for laughs I had my "Property Tax Advisor" contact the County Tax Assessor. My advisor told the Assessor that I won't be able to make all of my Property Tax Payments, I'll be around $100,000 short, due to tenants having Covid-19 protections and Evictions have been stopped until NEXT YEAR!

The Assessor said that I will be charged a penalty, late fee plus interest. And if those payments aren't made in a timely manner, they will take legal action against me, which could include foreclosure/seizure.

So I'm not allowed to collect rents but if I don't pay my property taxes, I could loose my property. --47.155.xx.xxx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 5:49 AM
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I'd still change the locks. You can't get into court due to delays. How soon do you think Bozo the clown will get a court date? --70.44.xxx.xx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 6:20 AM
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Mostly peaceful squatters occupied the property since no one was there. They may have stolen and sold all the things there. Can't tell for sure as you don't know what was there. They stole and destroyed any mail/what mail? And the mailbox as well. If/when someone else showed up and said they were a tenant, the squatters "defended themselves" from an attack by a deranged racist. (Be sure to get video and post it.) In the melee that occurred, the supposed tenant was severely injured, both arms and both legs broken in multiple places and their car destroyed and torched and the squatters sued him as well.

I hear it happens all the time in big cities.

You never can tell what invaders from other places and squatters will do. --24.180.xx.xx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 6:50 AM
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I you can’t make abandonment stick, cash for keys is your only other legal recourse. --172.56.x.xxx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by Barbara [VA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 6:59 AM
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Actually NE, given everything, Bozo would probably be put to the front of the line. --174.251.xxx.xx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by Greg [MO]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 7:25 AM
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Hmmm... maybe the tenant forgot to 'LOCK UP' after he checked his mail or the door was just left open. IDK strange things happen... --192.129.xxx.xxx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 7:29 AM
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Barbara, you're probably right. Equal justice and all.

You have a few options. Fix and re-rent. Give the tenants new locks and keep a key. Tell them to change them. Not my preferred route, cuz I'd just change the locks. Or call the cops for a welfare check and film it in abandoned condition.

This is a risk vs reward decision. How much $ in lost rent vs how much $ in trouble you get in.

I'm all for being a little slimy if you have to when the court system is failing your due process. --70.44.xxx.xx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by MAP [NY]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 8:15 AM
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@Robert (CA) That's the whole idea. They want you to lose your property for a gov't takeover without compensation. See H.R. 1847 --72.231.xxx.xx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by Paulio [PA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 8:31 AM
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If you have LL Locks, you could always keep swapping the old core for a new core back and forth multiple times just to play head games. Sometimes his key will work, sometimes it won’t. --50.32.xxx.xxx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 8:46 AM
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Not all states have abandonment laws so you might need to build a case that the resident doesn't actually live there any longer. Take lots of photos

If utilities are off and there no toilet paper or food in the house you can post the place as abandoned siting utilities, lack of rent and facilities at the unit.

Then request the tenant to contact you to correct these issues so it will not be deemed abandoned. Do you suppose the person is going to pay you the rent or turn the utilities on on? --24.154.xx.x




No Evictions-Court Delay (by Alex [GA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 10:39 AM
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I am going to give another month, May 2021. I am hoping that the court date will come up and I will have eviction. Then use the court judgement to recover all past due rent till the time of eviction and send to his employer for garnishment. Not sure, how successful I will be in garnishing.

Actually, the guy may have worked as para legal or knows someone who works as clerk in county. He is well aware of laws and is playing a tough game.

Thanks. --73.106.xxx.x




No Evictions-Court Delay (by MAP [NY]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 10:43 AM
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@Alex (GA) funny you should mention that. I totally gave a miss to a tenant who was once an attorney (retired) and would not reveal her personal info on the application.

I'm thinking I will never rent to anyone in the legal profession. --72.231.xxx.xx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by JR [ME]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 10:59 AM
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Please answer the question about if utilities were shut off. It would be helpful to shape answers for you.

Why is he trying to make your life so difficult?

Have you pissed him off royally in the past? Like maybe not answered basic questions that could make his and your life easier? Can you sit down with him and have a real conversation?

If you know where he works, can you speak to his boss or coworkers and explain the situation that he is a vindictive deadbeat and ask that they talk to him?

Can you go over his emergency contact list and tell his Mom how he is behaving?

How about a big sign on his front lawn, like “Deadbeat John Smith doesn’t live here.” --98.13.xx.xxx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 1:01 PM
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Paulio is my hero !!! --72.70.xxx.xx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by tryan [MA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 1:44 PM
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I'ld call it an abandonment ... move the crap to the garage. It's still "on the property". Make the court delays HIS problem ... trying to sue you.

If his does sue, don't show-up .... let the collections probelem be his too...lol. --71.241.xxx.xxx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by tryan [MA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 1:46 PM
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...last abandonment I had that's exactly what I did. But he never came for the stuff in the garage. So it all went to the Salvation Amry. --71.241.xxx.xxx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 3:22 PM
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Alex, are you purposefully being obstinate? Maybe that's why your tenant is giving you such a hard time.

You were asked multiple times if T was paying utilities or had them shut off...no response??? --73.25.xx.xxx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 3:32 PM
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I would continue to send rent due bills as the rent clock is still running, best to download up to date rules from the local and state tenant law database. The court always holds the business person to a higher standard than a consumer. --76.188.xxx.xxx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by Jim [OH]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 5:03 PM
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I know of a passed landlord who would go over and unlock the rental and leave the door wide open. She was a landlord who followed all the rules.

Her rules. --184.57.xxx.xx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 5:26 PM
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If the eviction court is backed up then just file a small claims case for back rent, when he doesn't pay file for garnishment, repeat monthly until he gives you possession or the eviction makes it to court. Two can play the "I'm a jerk" game. --64.130.xx.xx




No Evictions-Court Delay (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2021 8:25 AM
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I am with NE. --73.120.xx.xxx



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