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A landlord can use a variety of methods to deliver you a notice to quit, including the following:
1. Anyone can personally deliver it to you, including the landlord.
2. A landlord may leave it with your spouse.
3. A landlord may send it to you through regular first-class mail.
4. A sheriff or constable may personally deliver it to you, although this is not necessary.
5. A landlord must always prove to a judge that you actually received the notice in order to proceed with an eviction. One way that a landlord may do that is if your case goes to trial, she can put you on the stand to ask if you received the notice to quit.
If you did not receive a proper notice to quit, the judge must dismiss the case upon your request.
II. Notable Deadlines:
1. Entry Date:
Read your complaint carefully to understand the reason for your eviction and contact an attorney as soon as possible. Sample Complaint [#12]
This entry date is the date that your landlord has to file all necessary documents. If your landlord fails to file the papers by the entry date, you should ask your judge to dismiss the case.
2. Answer Date
Look at your complaint to find the answer date: Sample Complaint [#11]. You must file an answer to the court by this date. Sample answer.
3. Trial Date
Look at your complaint to find the trial date: Sample Complaint [#10]. You must show up to court. Failure to do so would mean you lose your case automatically even if your landlord is at fault.
III. Other Things You Can Do
1. File a discovery:
You can request additional information from your landlord. You have to do this by the answer date. The Court will automatically reschedule the original trial date. Mark down the rescheduled trial date.
2. Raise Defenses:
If your landlord attempted to evict you without court order
If your landlord has not made appropriate repairs to the rental unit
If your landlord is trying to evict you based on your race, religion, gender, national origin, familial status, disability, creed, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, ancestry, veteran or armed forces status, blindness, hearing loss, or any other disability.
3. Pay your rent
If your eviction is due to failure to pay rent, you can stop the eviction by paying rent at any time before the answer date.
Notice: This information is only meant to serve to educate and not meant to substitute a competent attorney. If you are facing eviction, please use the survey link to find a suitable organization or clinic that can help you with your case.
Evict Me Not is a project arising out of Harvard Law School's Professional Responsibility Class. In light of rising eviction rates in the United States, we are trying to do our part in addressing the need for information and self-help.
Founded : 2017
Mission : To direct individuals to underutilized legal help services. Our aim is not to be the solution, but the tool that will direct individuals to available legal and consultation services best fit for each individuals' profile.
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