Have you ever been evicted or do you know someone who has?

@jugsjugs (13046)
October 25, 2009 7:30pm CST
I have never been evicted,but i do know a few people that have.Do you think that people are given a fair chance to be able to pay their bill up first?
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@GardenGerty (90157)
• Marion, Kansas
26 Oct 09
I believe, from experience, that there are people who will never pay their bills first. I was a landlord for awhile. I also believe that there are a lot of people who are suffering and though they try to pay up their bills first they cannot. I also believe there is a third type of person who may think they plan to pay their bills but are so clueless that they spend their money three times before they ever earn it.
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
26 Oct 09
I have never been evicted, but do know lots that have. They usually are a few months behind before they get the notice, but I do think that is really changing now.
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@GardenGerty (90157)
• Marion, Kansas
26 Oct 09
I believe, from experience, that there are people who will never pay their bills first. I was a landlord for awhile. I also believe that there are a lot of people who are suffering and though they try to pay up their bills first they cannot. I also believe there is a third type of person who may think they plan to pay their bills but are so clueless that they spend their money three times before they ever earn it.
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@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
8 Nov 09
I have never been evicted, no one ever should have to wait to be in that spot. If anyone does get to that point must be because their priorities are screwed up. Of course everyone gets the fair chance to pay up their bills first, but tell me if you rented a home to someone would you not do that expecting to get paid on time? what more fair chance do you need to give to anyone? you offer a service or commodity and it must be paid right away. No ends no buts.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I guess i was sort of kind of my landlord from florida called me an told me him an his girlfriend had to move back into the house we were renting off him cause he got laid off so he would be moving back to S.C. an asked if we could be moved with in 3 months which we were
@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 09
Hey, a new avatar! Cute! Most places (in the US at least) have laws about notifying people. And I'm sure some landlords have broken those laws, but then the renter has legal recourse. I'm sure many landlords do abide by the rules as much as they can, if not out of the kindness of their hearts, then so that they can cover their backsides legally.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
26 Oct 09
It depends about the state laws, most states protect the renters and allow them plenty of time to make arrangements, it's not a nice time for either party.
@doormouse (4619)
26 Oct 09
i've only ever met one person who was evicted and that was years ago,i think people are given a good chance as long as you don't lie to the company you owe money to,and tell them your situation then try to get them to help you,in my experience,companies are fairly understanding if you are honest with them
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
we did not wait for the eviction, we left by ourselves,I was trying to reconstruct the debt they say they said they WOULD FIND A WAY for reconstruction for my account, the other day we moved to an apartment, now the bank is convincing us to pay them very minimal so we could have our house back.. and sO I told them I WILL FIND A WAY
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
26 Oct 09
Once when we went on a short vacation hubby and I came back and found the locks had been changed! We had paid our rent two month's in advance and did not owe anything. When we asked the landlady why, she said a neighbor called her on the phone and said we had moved out in the middle of the night. she had gone in and moved our stuff around. When she got inside and saw all our stuff was still there she should have realized it was a mistake! We were so mad we went out and bought our own home the next day and never rented again.
@BarBaraPrz (17268)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Oct 09
I've never been evicted, and as long as I own my house, I never will.
@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
26 Oct 09
I have never been evicted but I have roomed with people that have been evicted and it was very upsetting to all of us. They didn't mean to fall behind but bad luck or bad choices preceded it and they suffered the consequences. It's very unsettling to have to pack up and leave quickly. That was 30 years ago. Of course, nowadays a landlord can't evict someone on the spot as they used to be able to do. That's a good thing, it allows someone to arrange another residence.
@dorannmwin (36654)
• United States
26 Oct 09
We have never been evicted and we have never been foreclosed on, thankfully. Our top priority every month is to make sure the house payment and the utilities are paid on a monthly basis. However, we just found out last week that our next door neighbors are having their house foreclosed in the very near future. We're very sad for them because they've owned their house since 1983, I was still a very young child when they bought it. They only had about 4 years left on their mortgage but he is self-employed and has had problems finding work in the current economy.
@hsofyan (3452)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
26 Oct 09
That's right... I agree with you... Should problems solved amicably. Law was created not simply to impose sanctions, but also: justice, prosperity and happiness. People who make mistakes or omissions, not necessarily criminals. Many factors must be considered wisely.