Wht to o if I was suing my tenant for small claims and eviction but they were not served because they fled and abandoned the rental?

I’m rying to figure out what will happen in court and if it pays for me to go.

Asked on September 17, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If the summons and complaint were served on their last location properly, then you should go and get the default judgment in your favor. That will get you legally possession of the apartment. It may not be worthwhile following up on the small claims matter if you don't have a current (new) address, but you can decide what to about that after getting the default.


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