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What about the CDC Temporary Moratorium on Evictions?
The CDC has made it illegal for Landlords to evict Tenants who can’t afford to pay their rent and meet certain requirements. This protection is not automatic, but if used, will halt an eviction. This policy is in effect through the end of the year. The moratorium does not relieve Tenants of their obligation to pay rent. In short, the halt will only delay their eviction.
To learn more about CDC temporary halt and how it can potentially affect you, click here.
We do not know if your Tenant is eligible for the temporary halt and more than likely would not be informed by the Tenant until the eviction process has started. If the Tenant provides the required documentation, then we will have to cancel the eviction. Please note, Tenants are aware of their requirements and the CDC Declaration form is in use.
Do I Have Another Option?
Possibly. If the Lease is month-to-month, we can provide the Tenant with a notice to vacate. However, this doesn’t guarantee that the Tenant will leave. If the Tenant fails to vacate, we can file eviction and, based on a recent case in Marion County, we will likely receive possession.
A few things to consider….
- It’s impossible to predict how long the process will take once the eviction is filed. Courts will likely be heavily booked.
- The Tenant may pay the full amount due before the court date. This is known as “collection by eviction.” In this case, we would cancel the eviction once payment has been made in full.
- Please note, the typical cost for an eviction is $500 and this amount will need to be funded to your account before the court date.
What is the Eviction Process?
T&H will instruct our Attorney to file eviction on the Tenant. Once we have received a court date, our Attorney along with a member of our staff will attend the hearing. The judge will hear the case and provide a date for the Tenant to vacate the property (typically a week from court date). Once the Tenant has vacated, T&H will follow the normal move-out process.
For a more in depth explanation of our eviction process, please visit the following link: