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Can a bankrupt tenant be evicted?

Yes. The landlord will still have the right to repossess the apartment or other rental property if you are not keeping up with your rental payments. Bankruptcy may enable you to keep living in the apartment until you receive your discharge but the landlord may also be able to petition the court to evict you sooner. In addition, you are not allowed to file for bankruptcy in order to postpone an eviction; that would be considered an abuse of the legal system and could result not only in the dismissal of your entire case but also in additional penalties.

To find out more information about bankruptcy in Minnesota, please read our FREE book: What You Need to Know Before You File For Bankruptcy in Minnesota.

Contact our office to schedule an appointment to speak with us. You can reach us by using our online form. We can also be reached by phone at (952) 388-2942 or toll free at (800) 619-8991. Our attorneys can help you to decide whether bankruptcy is right for you and, if so, which type makes the most sense for your particular circumstances. Different types of bankruptcy have different eligibility requirements, and so it is very important that you consult with an attorney prior to planning any bankruptcy-related action.

Barry Rosenzweig
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Barry Rosenzweig, has 25 years experience as an attorney helping clients solve their legal problems.