I paid rent on 12/17 arrived home to a 3 day notice. The real estate group answered no calls or emails. 12/19 at 12pm agent, owners, and sheriff showed up and said they refused the payment and I was evicted. I have tried for over two weeks to get the payment back so that I can have housing for my daughter and I but they will not comply. How long can they hold it?
You are not going to get your money back. You owed rent.
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I agree with my colleague; my guess is that you should not expect to get any monies you paid back. If you feel you are entitled, you will have to retain a good local tenants lawyer to look into it; there's just really nothing anyone here on line can do for you,sorry. Hope this helps. gsg
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Oh thats just NOT how all that works. You came home to a 24 HOUR notice called a writ of possession which is why the Sheriff was involved as they execute those writs and force people to leave as part of the court order. You will not be getting money you paid to the LL back as you obviously already owed past due rent and it was likely applied to that.
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