Being evicted is never an ideal scenario. Not only is it traumatic to be displaced from your home, but the end result can be difficult to move on from. You're left with stress and uncertainty about being able to easily find a place with a mark on your record. Where do you go from there? Read on to learn about what you should know about renting after an eviction in the Bay Area.
In San Francisco, under the Rent Ordinance, you can be evicted for numerous reasons, including nonpayment of your rent or violating your lease agreement in some way. Regardless of the reason for the eviction, it's something that you don't want on your record; it can be difficult to find your next housing opportunity.
The current state of evictions during the pandemic has made things different, albeit temporarily. An eviction moratorium blocks evictions for people that can't pay rent, but they still owe the money and will have to pay it eventually. It's important to keep up with the latest news concerning this because it’s constantly changing.
If you believe that you were wrongfully evicted, you can petition the court. For instance, if the required documents were not properly served to you, then the court may be more likely to rule for you. If the eviction was based on a lease violation and you can prove that you didn't violate it, you could get the eviction removed.
Obviously, your ideal situation is to get the eviction removed. However, that's not always possible. Here are some tips to help you rent after you have an eviction on your record:
If you're in position, it's best to avoid getting an eviction in the first place. When you're having trouble making your rent payments, you can contact your landlord to look into the possibility of a payment plan. In some cases, they may want to try to work something out with you and avoid evicting you rather than renting to a new tenant.
Being evicted impacts your present situation, as well as your future. If you're trying to head off eviction or need more information about the eviction process, help is available. Discuss your situation with a skilled tenants' rights attorney at Wolford Wayne who can assist you and be on your side. Contact us today.
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