Stay calm and carry on if you are evicted.
By Cris Carl, Networx
Eviction can occur for many reasons besides non-payment of rent. You may be evicted because you caused unreasonable damage to the rental; had people living with you who were not on the lease; snuck in a pet where they are not allowed; smoked in a non-smoking apartment; and a variety of other possible reasons. Sometimes, there is no fault on the part of the tenant as in the case of the owner selling the property or having a situation arise where the owner needs to have a family member take over the rental for personal reasons.
Depending on what state you live in, if you have children, and what your income is will factor into what you can do now that you have been evicted. Eviction is not a quick process unless you've been involved in illegal activities.
Besides writing for Networx, I have been a Housing Placement Specialist for a family homeless shelter for several years. I'll tell you what to do if you get evicted.
If eviction renders you homeless:
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