If I have a court date on the 8th of next month but I won’t have the full amount until the 15th, how can I avoid getting evicted?

Asked on January 29, 2013 under Real Estate Law, Virginia

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Technically you can't. If you can't pay your rent then you are in breach of your lease and ubject to eviction. That having been said, inform the court of this. In other word, tell all of this to the judge. If you can show (bring proof of this) that you will definitely be able to pay on the 15th, they may give you an extension of time orat least encourage your landlord to work things out with you.


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