If you have been unable to pay your rent and your landlord is threatening to evict you, the automatic stay may help you stay in your apartment. Keep in mind, recent changes to the bankruptcy law make it easier for landlords to evict non-payers of the rent.
If your landlord had already created a judgment of possession against you prior to the filing of the bankruptcy, then your landlord may proceed with the eviction process. The automatic stay will also not protect you if you have damaged the landlord’s property. However, if your landlord has not yet obtained a court order or judgment of possession, the filing of a bankruptcy petition may provide temporary protection against eviction.
Call Roseville bankruptcy attorney Seth Hanson today at (916) 780-7005 and schedule your FREE consultation to discuss your options.