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What can I do if the Board makes an eviction order against me after holding a hearing?

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What can I do if the Board makes an eviction order against me after holding a hearing?
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What can I do if the Board makes an eviction order against me after holding a hearing?
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December 31, 2015
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If you had a Board hearing about your eviction case, the Board member may have told you their decision at the end of the hearing. Or they may have told you they would make their decision later.

Either way, the Board will send printed copies of the decision to you and your landlord. The Board's decision is called an order.

The eviction order will have wording like "The tenancy between the Landlord and the Tenants is terminated, as of [date]. The Tenants must move out of the rental unit on or before [date]."

If you've decided to move, you should do so by the day that the Board has ordered you to move out. This is sometimes called the termination date and it is usually on the last page of the order. After the termination date, your landlord can get a court official called the Sheriff to physically evict you.

If you do not want to move, you must do something about the eviction order right away.

Some things that you might be able to do are:

  • pay the money you owe, if the eviction is because you owe rent
  • ask the Board to review or reconsider the decision
  • ask a court to change the decision
  • ask your landlord to agree to let you stay

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