• FreeAdvice has a new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, effective May 25, 2018.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our Terms of Service and use of cookies.

Unlawful detainer help

Accident - Bankruptcy - Criminal Law / DUI - Business - Consumer - Employment - Family - Immigration - Real Estate - Tax - Traffic - Wills   Please click a topic or scroll down for more.


Junior Member
What is the name of your state?

Our house went through foreclosure sale. We found a buyer that was willing to rent it to us. The owner is now in excrow with the buyer that we found. The owner has continued with the eviction process just in case escrow with the new buyer falls through. They filed an unlawful detainer in which we need to reply in five days. After speaking with the owner her lawyer said to not reply to the notice and by the time the court tries to serve us excrow will be over and we won't need to move out. Should I not reply? I don't really want to wait and hope that escrow closes before the sheriff comes nocking at my door. Should I file a reply to the court? Help?


Senior Member
Have you searched on exactly what will happen if you dont reply ? , Safe bet is to reply anyway and plan on it going into court just incase. to do anything else other wise could lead you into a eviction. If you still have doubts then use the links up top to arrange for a consultation with a real estate atty.
This way you will have double checked and know 100 % for sure that the advice given suits your states laws.


Junior Member
So I fill out the response and go to the court house.They tell me that I need to mail the owner's lawyer a copy before I can file it and have to bring proof of service. Then pay a fee which is $180 per person x 2 of us. On top of that I think the 5 day deadline passed yesterday. I guess the 5 days includes weekends. I didn't realize that. So now what. Should I try to file it and pay the three hundred something for them to tell me it is too late. I just don't know what to do here. Any suggestions?

Find the Right Lawyer for Your Legal Issue!

Fast, Free, and Confidential