Is is possible to be evicted if children or medical problems are involved?

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Is is possible to be evicted if children or medical problems are involved?

Asked on November 16, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Neither having children or a medical condition is grounds for postponing an eviction. Landlords cannot have tenants who are in breach of their leases stay without paying (I assume that nonpayment is the reason for your trouble). They have bills to pay too. The fact is that a lease is a contract and once broken legal action can be taken accordingly.

For a tenant's part, their protection is that before they can physically be removed from a rental premises, they need be served proper notice to quit and then be allowed a hearing in housing court, etc. At that point, if a judge sides with a landlord and issues them a writ of possession, only then can a tenant be forced to vacate. This whole process can take several months or more.


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