i live in tn and have a question about bankruptcy and if i can keep my apartment 3 Answers as of November 08, 2010

I am thinking about filing for bankruptcy. Can I keep my apartment without paying rent or how does that work?

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Law Offices of Juan Dotson
Law Offices of Juan Dotson | Juan Dotson
In all 50 states, you cannot keep any property or interest in property (possession via lease) if you don't pay (assuming you are not the legal owner). You always have to pay to play. If you stop paying rent, the landlord will ask the court for permission to evict you (lift the automatic
stay).
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/8/2010
The Shakoori Law Group
The Shakoori Law Group | Rachelle Shakoori
Bankruptcy will not prevent eviction but may slightly delay the process.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/8/2010
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus | Mark Markus
No, you can be evicted if you don't pay your rent.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/8/2010
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