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Judge didnt help me with children of dead tenant

Written by Jamaica Legal Wiz

QUESTION: Dear Legal Wiz,
An old lady who I rented the apartment is now dead, but her children refuse to come out. No reason, they just feel they are entitled to be there forever. I went to the parish court because I had given her notice before she died and the Judge just said “Sorry, I cannot help you today”. I need the children out of my house, so whats the next step.
Mark Tennant


RESPONSE: Dear Mark,
Its simple a matter of issuing a notice, whether they are paying you rent or not. When that 30 day notice expires just visit the nearest parish court and they’ll guide you on the steps to evict them.
Legal Wiz


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