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My husband was being evicted from s apt because he had our

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My husband was being evicted from his apt because he had our dog, he appealed the eviction and asked to have time to get an attorney. The Summons stated the reason for eviction and the landlord was wanting to keep the damage/security deposit plus $350 and $30 service fee. Well in short my husband decided to just move and he didn't return to court on the date for the appeal. He thought all he would loose is the $500 security dep and court costs. This was in January of this year. Yesterday his pay was garnished and the total garnishment is for "property damage" in the amount of $5,796.15. My question is if the summons was for eviction and court costs, how can the judge "Reserve Damages"(hand written on the summons) without contacting him to have him address the damage, which there was only a few paint chips and 1 hole where he tried to hang a mirror. No where near almost 6K.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  KJL LAW replied 1 year ago.

Good morning. What state are you located?