weather. It is very important that the landlordset the property outside the unit. A landlord who
landlord to hire persons to remove the property and transport it elsewhere. The tenant’s property
must be placed on the land outside the rented unit.
My tenant was personally served and did not file an answer. What happens now?
If there was personal service and the tenandid not file an answe, the court can issue a
writ of possession after expiration of the last day to file an answer. The court, without hearing
any evidence, can issue a money judgment for all rent sought by the landlord
My tenant was served with the dispossessory warrant by tack and mail service. The tenant did not file an answer. The court says that it can issue an order to have the tenant removed but it could not issue a judgment for money for past due rent. Why?
A dispossessory warrant will usually requst possession and a judgment for the amount
of rent owed. If the tenant was personally served with the dispossessory affidavit, the court can
enter judgment giving the landlordpossession and a money judgmet for the amount stated in
the dispossessory. If the dispossessory warrant is served by tack and mail service, a copy placed
on the door of the rental unit and a second copy sent by mail, the court can issued an order giving
the landlord possession of the unit but cannot issu a money judgment. However, if the tenant
served by tack and mail files an answer, the curt can award a money udgment and possession.
A court can only enter a money judment if it has peronal jurisdiction over the person. Tack
and mail service does not give the court that type of jurisdiction.
The court ruled in favor of my tenant in our dispossessory case. I disagree. What can I do?
Different rules apply for appeals depending owhether it is the tenant or the landlord
filing the appeal. A landlord can appeal a judgnte in a dispossessory case within seven (7)