Q: Landlord changed locks on me but left door open but I don’t have a key
Is there anything I can do to delaying the eviction??
The landlord cannot change the locks on you without filing for an eviction and obtaining a writ of possession.
Once a writ has been obtained, before changing the locks, the items must be placed outside so you can get it.
You should demand a key in writing. If it is denied, you have that in writing as evidence for court. Send it by e-mail, certified mail/return receipt, and whatever other notice requirement is in your lease.
If he files a dispossessory action, you can counterclaim for wrongful lockout/wrongful eviction.
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