Q: Can you get evicted from a rental during a national disaster such as the Covid 19 Pandemic?
The Condo owner raised the rent effective April 1, 2020. Just want to know my options, if any. Thank you.
A: Here is a big concern--if the landlord files for an eviction the filing will appear in the public records. So, even though the Courts are shut down for "non-essential" civil actions, and the Clerks are not currently issuing Writ of Possession, and the Sheriff's are not executing Writs p.reviously issued, you would have to explain to potential landlords in the future as to why the eviction case was filed.
Sooner or later the Court system will ramp up again.
One final thought--as a holdover tenant, you could be held liable to the landlord for TWICE the amount of rent
A: In light of the moment-by-moment changes being made to federal, state and local laws as all the governments try to handle all aspects of the Corona virus pandemic sweeping the world I have decided not even to try to answer any of the scores of "what if" questions being posted by askers here on Justia. Wait it out.
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