Can my landlord remove my belongings from the apartment without an eviction notice?

Asked on August 21, 2011 Ohio

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

In all states there are statutes requiring set processes for a landlord to evict a tenant. The beginning of the process is usually a notice of termination of the lease or a three day notice to pay or quit. The documents have to be served and/or mailed to the tenant.

If your landlord used self-help to remove your belongings from your apartment without any notice of eviction or there was never any eviction order served upon you where you found out that your belongings had been removed by the landlord, he most likely violated your state's laws for using self-help in trying to evict you.

If this has happened, you should consult with a lawyer immediately who does landlord tenant law.

Good luck.


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