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Answered unlawful detainer-cuz they took rent for time after request to vacate date

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What is the name of your state? California - We were sent a notice to vacate then we paid our rent for time after and it was not refunded? However they state they sent it back certified but we were out of town and letter was sent back to them - That was in late April they still havent sent it back ? What can we do now. Their lawyer called about signing a stipulation and they have sent notices that they only want possesion no lawyers costs etc. So what is a stipulation?

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For what reason were you evicted?

If it was for non-payment of rent, perhaps the stipulation states that if you pay the money you owe, they won't require that you pay their attorney's fee if your rent agreement or lease says you're obligated to do so in case of eviction.


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A stipulation is basically a document that states the facts of a case that both parties agree are facts. It can say anything, but yours will most likely state the facts that are known and both parties are in agreement about: A. They gave you notice to move. B. You have not paid rent. C. You are still in possession of the apartment that they asked you to vacate. D. You must vacate the apartment and pay them the money you owe them for the rent up until the day you move out.

It sounds like you are getting off easy. I'd vacate the apartment ASAP and sign the stipulation agreeing that you are not responsible for attorney fees......They can be very expensive for unlawful detainer lawsuits.

Just wondering......If they gave you notice to vacate, why didn't you vacate? What made you feel you had the right to stay?

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