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    Unhappy I'm Being Evicted and Do Not Know What to Do

    My question involves an eviction in the state of: Florida

    I fell into some hard times and am 18 days late on my rent. I was served with a 3 day notice last week. And just yesterday a sheriff came to my door to serve us with a 5 day notice. How long do I have before I have to leave? I have 3 children and can not afford to be kicked out over night and be forced to sleep in my car. I live in Pinellas County Florida

    Thanks,

    Steph

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    Default Re: Help. I'm Being Evicted and Do Not Know What to Do

    Counting today, you have five business days to file an answer to the complaint with the court and deposit the rent that is due.

    If you do not do so by the time the courthouse closes on Wednesday, you can be served a 24 hour notice by the sheriff as early as next Friday, and be put out on Saturday.

    Have you tried to make payment arrangements with your landlord to stop the eviction?
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    Default Re: Help. I'm Being Evicted and Do Not Know What to Do

    Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for financial aid through your county Community Services office. They can provide one-time assistance for things like rent, utilities, etc. IF they can be reasonably sure that you'll be able to get things back on track after the aid and that you have or are pursuing other sources of support (meaning you're employed or collecting unemployment, have pursued the father of the children for child support, etc.).

    You can find the info for Pinellas County at:

    http://www.pinellascounty.org/humans...assistance.htm
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    Default Re: Help. I'm Being Evicted and Do Not Know What to Do

    I actually did try and talk to him. I wrote him a long letter stating what was going on. And two days later I had the 3 day notice taped to my door.

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    Default Re: Help. I'm Being Evicted and Do Not Know What to Do

    Quote Quoting StephanieHammerberg
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    I actually did try and talk to him. I wrote him a long letter stating what was going on. And two days later I had the 3 day notice taped to my door.
    Can I then assume that your long explanation did not include a promise to bring the account current?
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    Actually it did... i told him exactly when I was going to pay it. And I guess that did not matter to him. 2 days after I gave him the letter, the 3 day notice was taped to my door with duct tape. Huge!!! Everyone could have seen it!!

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