Can apartment management perform a lock out on my apartment for delinquent rent without filing legal eviction? 9 Answers as of April 21, 2014

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Law Offices of Frances Headley | Frances Headley
No, you can not be locked out of the apartment without a Judgment of possession having been entered in an action for eviction. You should consult a real estate attorney about your remedies in the event you have been unlawfully locked out of your apartment.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/21/2014
Peters Law, PLLC
Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
Not legally.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 4/21/2014
WEISSMAN LAW FIRM
WEISSMAN LAW FIRM | I.Donald Weissman
No. An order from a court in an unlawful detainer action is the only means to obtain a (legal) lockout order.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/21/2014
Casler Law Offices PLLC
Casler Law Offices PLLC | Carlton C. Casler
If you are an Arizona residential tenant, then no; if you are a commercial tenant, then yes.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Replied: 4/21/2014
Home Town Law, P.A.
Home Town Law, P.A. | Sabina Tomshinsky
The landlord may not engage in self-help by locking the tenant out of their apartment. The landlord must go through the eviction action to regain possession of the property.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 4/21/2014
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