I received an eviction notice from my apartment in Delray Beach today, in my mailbox.
The document, which was sent from a law firm in Miami, states that this document was to be served by a sheriff.
I was never served.
Per my lease
agreement, my rent is considered late after the third day of the month.
In 14 months I was late twice by about 2 days and paid the appropriate late fees.
I have been ill and was in the hospital for 2 months and I just lost my job and I am in the process of filing for disability, however, while I was in the hospital, my rent was not late as I had someone to deliver my payments to my development's leasing office.
Per the date of the document, I need to start making payments to the court in Delray Beach tomorrow. My lease is up January 31st. I have been given 5 days to file a dispute.
My 5 days is up tomorrow and I do not know what to do! Ironically, yesterday, I received a Happy Anniversary letter from the leasing office stating that I was a valued tenant and would I like to renew my lease!
Is this fair?? I have alot on my plate right now, and the stress is too much.
I was told that unless I contest the proceedings, and start making payments within five days, which end tomorrow, I face eviction without a court appearance.
I have all my belongings here and in order to move back to Pa., I need financial help from my Family to move. I am single.