I was past the seven day period for paying my rent. I was still able to pay it in full before the end of the month and my landlord accepted the payment. I just got served Monday with a summons to court regarding eviction. The amount they are claiming as owed or damages I already paid to them. Can I still be evicted? That was my first month being late.
The eviction action for nonpayment of rent is usually a "pay and stay" type. If the legal action was filed prior to your payment, you would owe the filing fee. If a service fee was incurred prior to your payment, then you would owe the service fee. These are taxable costs and the court adds these two expenses to the amount you must pay to stay. If you paid prior to the action being filed or served, you should appear in court and dispute these charges as incurring the fees may have been avoided. There are other types of evictions that also involve nonpayment of rent. Contact a local attorney to fully discuss your particular circumstances. Good luck.
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