If I filed bankruptcy and gave my landlord a copy of the petition but he wants more proof, what should I do?

I have filed bankruptcy and I am 2 months behind on rent. I have included that in the bankruptcy. My landlord is harassing me and says he will evict me and my children and that he needed more proof other than the petition. Also he is giving me only until tonight to produce more proof that I filed. I had filed myself without using an attorney. I need help; what should I do?

Asked on June 5, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Alabama

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You need to produce a copy of the filing and he will need to be served with a filing that lets him file a claim against you. You will be evicted because you have breached your contractual agreement and you cannot be allowed to maintain the residence without payment. You can petition the court to lift the motion to stay for this debt and keep living there as long as you pay.


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