How do I execute a3-day pay or vacate?

Filled out paper and the judge signed. However, the clerk gave the wrong information, so I missed the court date. Tenants say they won. No papers served to us from the courts. What can I do?

Asked on March 26, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Washington

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I am a little confused about what exactly you want to know here.  I think that you are assuming that your case is gone and you can do noting to bring it back to life.  I do not think that that is true.  I believe what happened is that the matter was dismissed because you failed to appear on the Court date.  But it is not fatal. You just need to start the entire proceeding again.  First go down to the curt and look up what was docketed - indicated on the formal record - as the outcome that day.  Ask the court clerk for help in finding out.  Once you know I would go and seek help from an attorney to make sure that everything is properly served the next time around and the date properly recorded.  Then you are on your way to gaining possession of the premises.  God luck.


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