1. October what? Upon filing of any bankruptcy proceeding there is an "automatic stay" that will prevent you from starting an eviction; it will also prevent you from proceeding with one started PRIOR to the filing for at least a month and perhaps longer.
2. INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION. You have different rights and restrictions depending on the KIND of bankruptcy the tenant filed.
3. You could LOSE rent payments the tenant made to you for a period up to 90 days PRIOR to the filing (or if the tenant happens to be a related party up to a YEAR prior to the filing...) which is called a "preference period" and the trustee could come after YOU for the money, that would go back into a pot that could instead be diverted to any of the tenant's secured lenders - like a car loan.
4. Your recourse, unfortunately, is your tax return, where you can show reduced income and increased expenses for your income property (including attorney fees, etc.). At least you get to expense it off . . . with no AGI offset.
And if you do not want to have a bankruptcy attorney monitor this for you, you run the risk of losing 90 days prior plus several months' more.... Figure it this way, you didn't even know what kind of filing the tenant made . . . it's complicated stuff.
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