My husband and I both are over the road truck drivers the land lord knows this,, I had to come home for the passing of my grandmother and before I could finish dealing with all that the land lord threw all my things out into the dumpster, My rent was not current but I wass paying on it and they kept telling me everything was ok,
Absolutely not. Big time mistake for LL. You can now sue the LL for damages, maybe attorney fees, breach of contract.
A landlord exercising non-judicial remedies (sometimes called self-help) can be subject to an action for trespass and other causes of actions . You can sue LL even if you are in arrears on rent. Recommend you meet wiht a GA landlord tenant attorney ASAP and start the ball rolling.
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No, a landlord cannot place a tenant's property on the street without having obtained an order of eviction (unless it is clear that the tenant has abandoned the property). The fact that the tenant is in default of rent may be a valid basis for an eviction, but it does not provide authorization for removing the tenant's property without eviction.
If the landlord takes unauthorized possession (puts your stuff out without a valid eviction), the tenant may have a valid claim for Unlawful Eviction.
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My colleagues are correct. Hire an attorney familiar with landlord/tenant law and sue the landlord
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