If it states in my lease that all civil action will be taken up in one county, is it legal for my landlord to go to another county to try to evict/sue me?

Asked on August 20, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Alabama


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It is not a question of your landlord doing anything illegal or legal per se by filing an eviction proceeding in a county other than what was contractually agreed to as from what you have written. Rather you should object to the venue of the county by way of a filed pleading stating that the lawsuit involving you should be moved to the county stated in your written lease.

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