Can I be evicted because I filed bankruptcy?

Can I be evicted because I filed bankruptcy?

 

No, you cannot be evicted from your rental simply for filing bankruptcy.  However, keep in mind 2 very important things:

  1. You still need to pay your rent.  If you fail to pay your rent to your landlord, your landlord can begin eviction proceedings.
  2. If your landlord has already received a judgment against you AND has already begun eviction proceedings, filing bankruptcy will not stop the eviction.  The Automatic Stay only applies before your landlord begins eviction proceedings.

 

 

This information has been prepared for general knowledge purposes and is not intended to serve as legal advice.