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stipulation greater than the amount awarded in judgment Extension, Renewal

Discussion in 'Other Residential Landlord & Tenant Issues' started by Dannielle, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Dannielle

    Dannielle Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hi there,
    I am a landlord and had a tenant in a "holdover" case because they were staying in the apartment without a lease for 2 months. They did not pay in that time period. I got them to sign a stipulation saying that they would pay rent and legal fees, but the judgment says that they owe $0. Do I have any recourse to get the amount agreed to in the stipulation?
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    The time to have made a case for what you allege the tenant agreed to pay was during the eviction proceeding.

    However, you could try to seek a judgment on the agreement the deadbeat signed before a small claims court.

    I'd let it go, been there done that, and deadbeats rarely pay.

    You could end up with a judgment saying DEADBEAT DAVE owes HONEST Landlord $5,000.

    Let's face it, you'll never collect anything from a deadbeat.
    You'll only end up more frustrated.
    But, if you think you can collect, assuming you get the judgment, go for it!

    Good luck, happy hunting.
     
  3. Betty3

    Betty3 Super Moderator

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    If you believe it's worth the time & trouble, you can try suing in small claims court. However; even if you win, you have to collect on the judgment. The court does not collect it for you.
     
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    Dannielle Law Topic Starter New Member

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  5. Dannielle

    Dannielle Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you, Betty.

    Could you look at my reply to the other person who comment and answer those questions, if you have a moment?
     

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