The Issue at the Court Hearing
August 16, 2022
By Site Producer Attorney & Retired Law Professor
The tenant’s or occupant’s right to possession is usually the only issue at the court hearing. If they don’t, they’ll be charged with forcible entry and detention. The court will issue an order requiring the tenant/occupant to remove the premises within 5 days. After that time period has passed, the Sheriff’s office has the authority to evict the tenants/occupants, remove their personal goods, and relinquish custody and control of the property to the legal owner.
The legitimate owner should change the locks and take precautions to secure the property.
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