if i haven’t paid my rent and i can’t afford it with late fees, is there a payment plan i can request?

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if i haven’t paid my rent and i can’t afford it with late fees, is there a payment plan i can request?

Asked on June 15, 2009 under Bankruptcy Law, Texas

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J.V., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

usually there is no state or federal mandate to set up a payment plan between two private individuals in a lease type situation. If you have a lease and are having trouble making payments what you will need to do is contact the landlord and try to make a payment plan with them. Explain your situation, that you want to make good on what you owe but are having a rough time.

Maybe they can work something out with you to make things easier on you both, and if they refuse you can contact a local attorney and see if there is anything in TX that addresses situations such as yours. I doubt it but without being admitted in TX I cannot say for certain what the scenario would be. But oftentimes eviction is a very difficult process so a landlord is happy to work with you. good luck


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