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Re: how can you collect on court judgement
by P-Bone (NY and OH)
on March 6, 2018 @07:38
Yes, if you follow all the necessary steps for your state/location.
I filed against a tenant after giving the month-to-month tenant adequate notice. After not paying at the beginning of the month (right after the notice hit) claiming she needed the money for the next place, I immediately followed my procedures to issue a Pay or Quit notice, once the grace period was over, and then called a local landlord/tenant attorney. The attorney was able to get on the docket by the end of that month. During the month, the tenant stated she had the rent due and the late fee, I didn't accept it stating she now also owed the $400 for legal fees from initiating the eviction case.
We went to court, I was immediately awarded the check she had for the rent and late fee, and the now ex-tenant (who did leave/vacate peacefully at the end of the month) had 30 days to pay my legal fees.
I immediately went to the county sheriff to file for wage garnishment. I filed against the realty company I had on record as her employer. After a couple payments of $20 here and there, I got a letter through the county from the employer saying she didn't make wages, only commission, so they weren't required to garnish and withhold anything. I looked back in my records and noted that the owner of the realty company also owned a roofing and siding company and she was paid for 30 hours of work weekly from that entity, so I filed again. Shortly after I had all my fees paid, including interest.
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