Indianapolis, IN asked in Bankruptcy and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky

Q: filing a chp 13 bankruptcy, and i am n an house with a month to month lease, will the automatic stay prevent eviction

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Nick Curtis Thompson
Nick Curtis Thompson
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: No the automatic stay does not protect you automatically from a lanlord eviction. However there is a section of the bankruptcy code that allows you to pay the rent you are behind on into the court and force the landlord to accept it. Then you can finish the remaining months of your lease. This may not be the answer you hoped for but residential leases are not protected by the code.

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