Hello, a few weeks ago I posted something about a tenant eviction. After much thought, I decided to evict the tenant and forget about the past rent due (it's just getting out of hand).
I've filed the eviction papers already, or that's what my lawyer told me. How long does it usually take for an eviction procedure to occur? (At least to see some real results) My lawyer told me 3 weeks, but I feel that it's a very long time frame for an eviction.
Now, I do want to sue her for property damage after she is evicted, I have proof of the damage, pictures have been taken the last time I went (about 5 months ago) to repair a hole in the wall left by the tenant's illegal occupant.
I am worried that once the tenant is evicted, I cannot sue them because I will not know their address. I asked my lawyer, and he told me to simply follow her. I don't think that was a very professional response, unless that's the only thing I CAN do?
Please note that this tenant is a Section 8 tenant, and Section 8 will have her new address (upon transferring her). Would it be possible, if at all, to sue her and sue Section 8 for the address? Or do I have to rely on pure luck and follow her?
My plan was to sue her NOW, so that she will have the papers already in her hand, and when she moves, she'll still have to submit to the court case and judgment (I figured that'd solve my address problem).