What To Do After You Receive An Eviction Notice
August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021
According to recent research, one in four adults are having trouble paying their bills since the coronavirus pandemic hit and created a rift in most industries around the world. As a result, countless people are facing eviction. Although things are slowly going back to normal, it will take a while before people start recovering from the challenging year they have had.
Many families have already started using up their savings or retirement accounts to make ends meet. From paying bills to dealing with rent and mortgage costs, things have been difficult for as much as 46 percent of the population.
Amidst all this, receiving an eviction notice can be devastating. Most people don’t know how to deal with the situation and start panicking. In this blog, we have mentioned a few pointers that can help you deal with an eviction notice.
If you have received, or are suspecting an eviction notice, it is important to understand why you are receiving it and what it means. You will most likely receive a written notification of eviction from a landlord if they have decided to move forward with the eviction process.
The notice will have details about the reason why you are being evicted and the time you have to clear away your belongings. It might also have the following headings:
If your notice has the third heading you might have the choice to ask the landlord to give you more time under certain conditions.
Instead of getting scared and worried after receiving the eviction notice, it is best to respond quickly to try and work things out with the landlord outside the courtroom. Evictions are expensive for both parties, and there’s a good chance your landlord is as strapped for cash as you are.
Ignoring a written eviction notice might turn out to be the worst decision you make. It might be used against you in the courtroom. It is imperative that you understand and respond to the landlord and the court with any required paperwork.
If you and your landlord fail to reach an agreement about the eviction, it is better to work with a skilled mediator. Sometimes, to come to a wise and sustainable conclusion a third party is required. Getting the advice of an independent expert can go a long way in achieving that goal. A third party that has no stake in the case can provide objective advice, which can help limit arguments and resentment.
Heading to court to solve your issues will be much more expensive, tedious, and mentally draining. With the help of a neutral third party, you and your landlord may come to a solution that avoids eviction.
If you don’t reach a conclusion outside the court and don’t comply with the eviction notice, your landlord can file a lawsuit when the eviction notice period ends. Once the eviction notice is processed, you will receive copies of the filed court documents, and the court will issue a summons for you to appear.
You will be required to file an answer to the complaint on or before a specific date. If you fail to answer, the court can enter a judgment against you.
At Mediation Services we understand how frustrating eviction notices can be. Our mediation experts have been trained to provide alternative dispute resolution services to help you and your landlord reach a conclusion that is beneficial for both of you.
We offer a flexible, and cost-effective alternative to the long, expensive resolution system that involves the courts and judiciaries. Our mediation services will provide both of you with an unbiased, and neutral mediator who will facilitate a reasonable discussion. For more information about our services contact us.