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Alex J. Esq.
Alex J. Esq., Attorney at Law
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My tenant failed to pay the rent and June. On June

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My tenant failed to pay the rent for May and June. On June 1, he informed me that he filed bankruptcy (chapter 7). The lease states that I can file dispossession after the 15th of the month if the rent is not paid. Also, it says if the tenant files bankruptcy, the lease will automatically terminated and the eviction can be filed immediately. Do I have the right to evict him at this time? Or is the tenant protected b/c of bankruptcy filing?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Hello. My name is***** will be happy to answer your question.
I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
While I cannot comment on your specific case, generally, the tenant would be protected by an automatic bankruptcy stay and could not be legally evicted, until the bankruptcy court is discharged or dismissed or until the landlord obtain a relief from automatic bankruptcy stay from the bankruptcy court where the tenant filed his case.
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I wish you the best of luck and God bless you!
Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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