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I just got evicted today! can the landlor keep my stuff even after eviction?

I just got evicted today! can the landlor keep my stuff even after eviction? Topic: How to write a 30 day notice of eviction
April 26, 2019 / By Annora
Question: I didnt even get a notice but the problem is that i am not on the lease i was a roomate with someone else..they people at the office did not let me take any valuable stuff they did let me take my clothes and that is all!!..I need some good advice how can i take my stuff back???? o by the way I live in tampa, fl I read somewhere that they are not allowed to keep your belongings or hold them hostage for back rent. I have a feeling the manager just wants to keep them to sell them!
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Originally Answered: A question about eviction. My husband evicted my 20 y-old daughter without my consent?
We regularly have to post notices and file court papers. Most tenants miraculously come-up with the money before or at the court hearing. However, about once or twice a year we actually have the sheriff remove someone. Advice: - Promptly charge late fees and issue termination for non-payment notices so tenants take you seriously. - File eviction papers on the earliest day possible and don't delay based on promises of payment. Depending on your local court processing time, the eviction process can take weeks and even months to complete, so start the process at the earliest opportunity. - Once you file, don't accept partial payments or check payments. Require payments to be in the form of money order or cashiers check. - Buy legal forms from a local association that is familiar with the eviction process for your area and research the eviction procedures for your state. Small claims judges tend to favor tenants and will expect you, as a professional landlord, to be familiar with the process. - Speak to the court clerk about what you need (how many "wet signature" copies, etc.) and the cost. - Make sure you use your tenants' legal names and list "and all others" or "and all occupants" on all notices and filings to cover any occupants you are unaware of. - Never agree to a settlement in court less than the past due rent and court fees. If a tenant forced you to go to court once, then they'll have no problem defaulting and making you go to court again. Really the process is relatively easily once you have the proper forms and know your local procedures.
Originally Answered: A question about eviction. My husband evicted my 20 y-old daughter without my consent?
I use an eviction attorney - that is his specialty. For $750.00 he handles the process from start to finish. I highly recommend using an attorney for your first eviction. All of the notices have to be properly filled out and served. One mistake can force you to have to start over, loosing time and money. Ask the attorney lots of questions during the process, so that you can do it yourself in the furture. Since my agreements put the court & attorney costs onto the tenant, I just have an attorney do it and get the judgment for the costs and deduct it from their deposit. Non-payment cases are usually fairly straight forward and go quickly, unless the tenant pays all rent arrears on the court date. In my state, the entire process takes around 30 days for non-payment cases. You can Google "your state eviction timeline" to get an idea of what is the norm for your state.

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