Carmel, IN asked in Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana

Q: I'm in the state of Indiana. If a lease agreement has ended and the tenant refuses to leave the property can I force out

I have served a 10 day notice & filed an eviction with the courts, of which the court date isnt until later this month. Can I force them out by changing the locks or have law enforcement to have them removed since the agreement is up? To add, there is a hold over part in the agreement, however we did not agree to extend the contract.

1 Lawyer Answer

Alexander Florian Steciuch

Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: No, you cannot change the locks or physically remove them. Your only legal option is to obtain an eviction at the eviction hearing that you already have scheduled. If you contact the police they will not act without an eviction order.

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