How soon can the landlord evict me after court?
After a judgment in court, you have at lease 21 days before you can be evicted. Your landlord must:
- File the Writ of Possession 10 days after the judgment.
- File the Alias Writ 11 days after the Writ of Possession.
- Schedule a lockout any time after filing the Alias Writ. This usually takes an additional 7-10 days.
How do I find out the date of the lockout?
- Check the docket or call Municipal Court at (215) 686-7950 to see if the landlord filed the Alias Writ of Possession.
- Once the landlord filed the Alias Writ of Possession, call the Landlord Tenant Officer at (215) 563-2133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the day and time of your eviction lockout. The date/time of the lockout should also be noted on the court docket.
What should I do before a lockout?
- Pack your most important belongings, documents & medications.
- Make a plan of where to go. If you need shelter, consider emergency housing through the Office of Homeless Services.
Is there any way to stop the lockout?
- You can try to work out an agreement with your landlord. If your landlord agrees to a repayment agreement or other agreement, you must get it in writing and you must keep the agreement.
- You can file a Petition to Stay.
- If you already paid off the judgment amount, you may be able to stay and get your judgment marked satisfied.