How often does a dispossessory case get heard?

How often does a dispossessory case get heard?

Dispossessory cases are heard three to four days per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Calendars begin at 9:00 am or 1:00 pm. On Mondays and Tuesdays]

When does a tenant have to answer a dispossessory?

A tenant served with a dispossessory can fil e an a nswer with the court. The tenant must answer either orally or in writing within seven daysfrom the date of actual service unless the seventh day is a Saturday, a Sunday, or a legal holiday, in which case the answer may be made on the next day which is not a Saturday, a Sunday, or a legal holiday.

Where can I file an answer to a dispossessory warrant?

There is no charge to file an Answer. You can also e-file your Answer for free on the computers at the Clerk’s office. If you have a problem using eFileGA website, you should contact the website directly and not the Court. How long do I have to file an answer to a dispossessory warrant?

What happens if I fail to appear in court?

If you are the plaintiff and you fail to appear at court, the judge will dismiss the case for want of prosecution. If you know in advance of the court date that you do not wish to go forward with the case, you should file a dismissal with the Clerk’s Office.

Can a Magistrate Court hear a dispossessory case?

The Magistrate Court has jurisdiction to hear landlord-tenant disputes which includes dispossessory proceedings. A dispossessory action refers to eviction proceedings brought by a landlord against a tenant. A writ of possession is issued to evict an occupant from the property.

What can a tenant do in a dispossessory case?

A tenant can take legal action against the landlord for damages suffered due to a wrongful self- help eviction. If the tenant cannot obtain an attorney, the claim can be filed in the magistrate cour t of the county where the landlord is loc ated or as a counterc laim in the dispossessory action brought by the landlord.

When to file an answer to a dispossessory affidavit?

Those who consider themselves “agents” of the landlord must comply with Rule 31. Once a tenant has been served with the Landlord-Tenant (Dispossessory) Affidavit, the tenant has seven (7) days from the date of service to file an answer with our court. If the tenant does not file an answer an eviction may be requested on the eighth (8th) day.

What happens if you file an answer but lose in Magistrate Court?

If You Filed an Answer But Lost At Your Magistrate Court Trial If you lost your dispossessory trial in magistrate court, the judge will issue an order for you to be removed from the proper ty (called a wr it of possessio n). The judge may also hold that you owe your landlord money for rent and/or other charges.

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