Posted by John on February 11, 2002 at 18:50:12:
In Reply to: Holdover problem posted by HoldoverHangover on February 11, 2002 at 11:44:06:
"I am not a lawyer, but"
If you can get a temporary Power of Attorney from your tenant friend get one. The landlord must serve court papers for eviction, he/she can not change the locks (that is considered an illegal eviction) and evict the tenant unless it is court ordered. Plus only a city marshall can take your friends things out, so you still have time.
Now if all else fails do an order to show cause to stop the eviction, and provide statements and documents of her hospital stay.
: Hi. My friend is in the hospital after a car accident. She hasn't been home for 10 days and her lease was up 8 days ago (she shoudl be released from the hospital within a week or so). I spoke with the landlord on her behalf and offered to write a check for this months rent. He refused it and threatened to change the locks on the door (which I know he can't do). My question is how long would it take for him to get the sheriff involved to throw her stuff out. Also, if the LL woudl have to go to court, would she have to be served in the hospital or could it be left at her door. Any other insight/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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