Lv 4
ooo asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 4 weeks ago

What happens if you want to take your landlord to small claims court and they don't answer even if you sent your info by certified mail?

I filed a small claims case against my landlord for not fully owing me my money after I had to move out. I sent a certified letter to them and they didn't answer. Now I have to file a 'alias request'. What happens if they don't answer the alias request? I'm already out of pocket $40 and now I have to pay another $36.

3 Answers

  • Mike
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    That depends on the the legal requirement for effective service in your state.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Eventually they lose automatically when they don't show up for court.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    If they don't show up at court, then you win and the judge orders them to pay you.

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