H. Scott Basham, Attorney at Law, P.C. | H. Scott Basham
Not unless the lease specifically allows them to do this. The normal procedure in Georgia is for a landlord to file a dispossessory action in Magistrate Court. If the court consents to your eviction, you still have ten days to vacate the premises.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Law Office of Bijal Jani | Bijal Jani
As a tenant, there are certain rights which the landlord cannot override. However, landlord tenant disputes and the resolution are fact dependent at times. So, you should discuss with an attorney all the details that took place prior to the landlord changing the locks to get accurate advice.
Answer Applies to: New York
AyerHoffman, LLP | David C. Ayer
Unless and until you have been lawfully evicted you have a right to possess the apartment for the duration of the lease agreement or the rental term for a tenant at will arrangement. Your landlord has no right to lock you out. This is precluded by Massachusetts law. Contact the police and provide the responding officer with proof of your residency at the apartment.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Kern Law | Robert Kern
No. It is an illegal and actionable eviction if your landlord attempts to do so. He must not only post a proper notice as rrequired by teh laws of your state, but also complete the eviction process before he or she can block your access or remove your things.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Sultan Law Office | Gregory Sultan
The basic answer is no. But, if you are not living in the apartment, have not paid and attempts were made to serve you as allowed for by the Court, the order allowing the Sheriff to turn the apartment over to the landlord may exist. If you don't have funds to hire a lawyer, contact the local Legal Aid group and see if they can they can help you out .
Answer Applies to: Illinois