Will my landlord be able to evict me for filing bankruptcy? 7 Answers as of October 14, 2010

If my landlord finds out that I filed for bankruptcy will he be able to evict me? I have been current on all of my payments and we are in good standing. If he finds out I might be out of a place to live.

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Law Office of Barbara Seeley Curtis
Law Office of Barbara Seeley Curtis | Barbara Curtis
No, your landlord will not be able to evict you.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 10/14/2010
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus | Mark Markus
No, he cannot evict you if you are current with your payments and not in default under your rental agreement.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/13/2010
Sussman & Associates
Sussman & Associates | Mitchell Sussman
Not if you have a lease and you are still paying rent.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/13/2010
Law Offices of Michael J. Berger
Law Offices of Michael J. Berger | Michael J. Berger
Your landlord should not be able to evict you simply because you file bankruptcy. This assumes that, as you say, you "have been current on all of the payments" and that you keep current on future payments.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/13/2010
The Law Offices of Robert L. Driessen
The Law Offices of Robert L. Driessen | Robert L. Driessen
No that is not a valid reason to evict.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/13/2010
    Diefer Law Group, P.C.
    Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
    No as long as you make your payments. And there is no reason for them to find out.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 10/13/2010
    Builders Law Group
    Builders Law Group | Nick Campbell
    In all likelihood, if your current on the rent, the landlord will not evict you, in my experience. The usually just care that they are getting their money. But you should keep in mind that the bankruptcy estate trustee has the power to terminate your lease, for instance if he/she feels the lease is too extravagant for your means/income, etc. I haven't had it happen to any of my clients but the possibility exists.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 10/13/2010
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