What is the name of your state? TX
Originally Posted by aleetaylorWhat is the name of your state? TX
I was in the hospital & lost my job in July. My boyfriend & I have been late on the rent however; we have been in communication with the leasing manager. Long story short; we were locked out even though he said he would work with us. As a result of the lock-out procedures not being followed, I was unable to get into my apartment to fax in paperwork required and was not paid for that period of unemployment.
When we went to the office to get a key; we informed the leasing manager that we would be filing a lawsuit on the complex for not posting a notice on the door with a # etc... his first response was "What is it you guys want?" then he proceeded to tell us (after I explained to him what had happened with my check - I have to appeal the issue & it could take weeks) that he would continue to work with us and to just bring him what we could when we got it. That was on a Thursday, Monday morning he filed an eviction.
My eviction hearing in 10-11-05 but the courthouse said my lawsuit hearing could take up to 45 days. We are suing for 2 months rent & $1,000 because there were 2 different parts of the statute he did not follow. I understand that what we owe him would come out of the judgment, and our case is pretty black&white. He broke the law, he needs to pay. But we are going to be homeless in 2 days and it will be another month before our courtdate ... can I file a motion for continuance on an eviction hearing pending the results of our hearing - or will I have to sleep in my car until then?