My husband and I gave 60 days notice that we were moving out of our apartment. We were informed May 22 2015 that we were being evicted. We returned May 27 to get some last items out of our apartment. The locks had been changed. We got in through a side door. Once we got inside the apartment was wrecked. In every room things had been stolen. This including my son's toys, my husband's dvds and items that belonged to our daughter who passed away from SIDS. We were never served any paperwork.
If a formal dispossessory proceeding was not initiated prior to the self-help, in the absence of a voluntary departure by you and your husband, you may have been illegally evicted, in which event, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the property owner and/or lessor/management company. I advise speaking with a landlord tenant attorney, and bring copies of all relevant documents, including the lease, any notices or other communications you received from the owner or lessor, and photos, etc., that may evidence any damages you sustained.
It sure looks that way to me. Contact a lawyer who handles landlord - tenant matters.
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