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We are out of options......

We have tried to get help through this website to assist us in our rent and called the diferent help lines her in Jacksonville Florida. We got through to the help line but they said IF we are approved it will take 5 days to a couple weeks for the check to be sent to our landlord. We have also been looking for jobs day and night for the past 2 months. Our landlord is giving us until Monday to be out . Does anyone know what else we could do in this situation??? We do not have any family near us to move with or any money to put our stuff in storage at least.

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:17 AM on Jun. 7, 2013 in Money & Work

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  • Our landlord is giving us until Monday to be out .

    If you're the same anon from the other day - check your lease and call the city/county whichever applies, he may be legally required to give you more notice than that. If not, if you do manage to find a way to stay, get out as fast as you can, because you have a terrible (bordering on illegal) lease. Between that and the whole "not wanting anyone in his business" thing, it sounds like he's not reporting all his rental income, and the whole thing could blow up on him, and cascade down to you.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:38 AM on Jun. 7, 2013

  • I didn't post anything from this other day and didn't know there had to be a better notice. Our landlord has been kicking people out left and right. We are trying to find jobs so we can leave before we are forced to move suddenly.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:43 AM on Jun. 7, 2013

  • Then check your lease - the eviction process takes at least a month and the court has to be involved. If you haven't gotten any other notices, and it's not posted on your door by the court (sheriff's office), it's not legal.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:55 AM on Jun. 7, 2013

  • Get a job as a waiter/waitress. Those are easy to find. McDonald's, retail stores are always hiring. I agree - evictions must give you at least 30-day notice in most states. Check with your police dept. Start selling some items to make money. There's no sense in keep stuff if you're going to lose a home. You're going to have to move in with family or friends if you can find any that are willing to help out. Plan for it that way instead of waiting for it to happen. You could stay at a shelter temporarily but maybe see if a church could help find you temporary storage for free. Maybe someone has a shed/garage you could use.

    Answer by hellokittykat at 10:45 AM on Jun. 7, 2013

  • Check with the housing authority in your area. In order to evict a landlord must get an order of eviction from the court and then the notice has to be posted either by hand or on your door by the sherriff (not the landlord), then you have a certain number of days.

    You also will be notified that you are being taken to court with the desired result being your eviction. You can appear in court and I suggest you do, unless you absolutely have nothing to say.

    Answer by Dardenella at 10:52 AM on Jun. 7, 2013

  • If you cannot move with family, can family help financially?

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 11:20 AM on Jun. 7, 2013

  • Check with your county government. A three-day eviction notice is not the firststep in the process, and especially if you have small children, certain rules have to be followed. Good luck.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:57 PM on Jun. 7, 2013

  • I noticed ads in pet stores of people offering sit for the pets, it could be a source of cash or exchange to store your things in the garage.

    Answer by by2013 at 11:12 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

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