I have a renter who filed chapter 7 at the end of December. The creditor meeting was in mid-February, he was current on his rent at that time. After the creditor hearing he has not been paying rent. I could file a motion to have the automatic stay lifted, but I don't want to do that if the stay is soon no longer in effect. 1) When can I contact this renter about his rent that he has not been paying post-banko? 2) When am I able to start eviction proceedings? Again, I realize I can do this if I file a motion to lift the stay, but I don't want to pay the fee and do the paperwork if it's not necessary.
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The bankruptcy stay lifts as to the debtor upon entry of the discharge. When the discharge will be entered is anyones guess. In Nevada, it is 60 days after the 341 meeting concludes, but in other places, the discharge can be delayed for years. Hope this perspective helps!
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In Minnesota, the automatic stay is lifted once the debtor is granted or denied a discharge. Like the other posters have pointed out, the time frame for this is hard to pinpoint since so many factors can go into granting/denying a discharge. I hope you find this helpful!
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