What happens to my stuff if I’m evicted?

1. Know the deadline for moving your things

If you are evicted by the , you have 72 hours after the eviction to get all your things from your landlord. This rule is the same even over a weekend or a holiday.

During this time, your landlord must let you pick up your things any time between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Although 72 hours is equal to 3 days, the law does not say you have 3 days. This can make a difference. For example, if the Sheriff evicts you at 1 p.m. on a Tuesday, your deadline to move your things is 1 p.m. on Friday, not 8 p.m.

If you will not be able to get everything by the deadline, ask your landlord if they will give you more time. Try to put your request, and any agreement, in writing.

Or, if you think the Sheriff will be coming soon and you're still in the process of moving out, make sure that the things you need most are not left at your place. You could ask a friend to hold onto them for you or maybe leave them at your workplace if you're working.

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