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When do I get my answer to my eviction summons?

When do I get my answer to my eviction summons?

You must get your Answer to the court and the landlord (or the landlord’s attorney) on or before the first Monday after the Entry Date listed on your Summons. The day your Answer is due – the Answer date – should also be listed on the bottom of your Summons. If that Monday is a legal holiday, it is due the next day.

How to respond to an eviction notice to quit?

When responding to the notice to quit, there are several options available to the tenant: 1 Pay any delinquent rent that is due to the landlord within the allotted time of the notice 2 Move out of the premises within the allotted time of the notice 3 File an answer with the judicial court 4 File a motion to stay with the court

When to file an affidavit after receiving an eviction notice?

If the tenant was served with a Five-Day Notice to Quit for Unlawful Detainer and decides to file an affidavit/answer to contest the eviction, the tenant must file the papers with the appropriate court on or before the fifth full day following the date of service of the notice. In other words, the tenant gets five full days to file.

Can a landlord file a motion to stay an eviction?

If summary eviction is not granted, the landlord can still file a formal notice of eviction. If the summary eviction is granted, the landlord pays for the local law enforcement agency to initiate the eviction process. At that point, the tenant can file the motion to stay, which asks the court to delay the eviction for up to 10 days.

How to prepare a legal response to a summons eviction?

Research the landlord-tenant laws for your state. The laws are different for both the legal basis for an eviction and for the process of how an eviction must take place. Check whether there are any special defenses to an eviction available in your state. When in doubt, contact a lawyer or a tenants’ rights support group.

What happens if a tenant does not respond to a summons?

Once the tenant is properly served with the Summons and the Complaint, the tenant has time to respond. The tenant can choose not to respond at all, to respond with an Answer, or respond by filing in court some other legally valid paper. Whether the tenant responds and how will then determine what your next step is.

When to file a complaint after receiving an eviction notice?

If the tenant received a Five-Day Notice to Quit for Unlawful Detainer, the tenant would have until the clerks’ office closes on the next Monday to file. When the tenant receives an eviction notice or notices (or an eviction notice followed by a complaint), the tenant’s options are generally to:

When to file a motion to quash an eviction notice?

But if you believe the landlord’s eviction notice, the Complaint, or service of the Complaint is defective, you may file a motion such as a motion to quash (void) service or a demurrer challenging the notice or the Complaint . A motion to quash service is filed when the tenant says that the landlord did not serve the Summons and Complaint properly.

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