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I have a writ of possession because I could not pay my den

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I have a writ of possession because I could not pay my rent and my landlord would not enter in to an agreement with me. I have a new job now and can pay in installments. Am also about to file bankruptcy as well due to a lot of debt. Is there any way that I can get a stay of writ approved. What are legal reasons for me to get a stay of writ?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Maverick replied 4 years ago.

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Since the landlord has obtained a judgment of possession before you will file
for bankruptcy, the bankruptcy will not stay the eviction. [see 11 USC §362(b)(22)]


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Is there any other legal reason that I could use to get a stay of writ?
Expert:  Maverick replied 4 years ago.
Not that I am aware of. Bankruptcy stays are usually one of the strongest, quickest and most effective remedies available. If the BK stay will not help here, an ordinary stay is a long shot at best and usually not supported by law in the LL-Tenant context.
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