Hammond, IN asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana

Q: Can i still be evicted if landlord accepted rent after eviction judgement

Landlord pay sheriffs fee today to execute writ. I live in Indiana.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In Indiana, once an eviction judgment has been made and the landlord has taken further steps, such as paying the sheriff's fee to execute the writ of possession, the situation becomes more complex. Accepting rent after a judgment has been issued could potentially affect the eviction process. However, it's essential to understand that this does not automatically nullify the eviction judgment or stop the eviction process from moving forward.

If your landlord accepted rent from you after the eviction judgment, it might indicate a willingness to reconsider the eviction or enter into a new agreement. It's crucial to communicate clearly and directly with your landlord about their intentions and any possible agreement that could be reached to avoid eviction. Documentation of all interactions and payments made after the eviction judgment is also important.

It's advisable to seek legal advice or assistance from a local tenants' rights organization to understand your rights and options in this situation. Legal professionals can provide guidance based on the specifics of your case and the latest Indiana laws regarding eviction proceedings. Remember, the law and procedures can be nuanced, and professional advice can help navigate these complexities.

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