Legal Q&A: How do I collect on judgment after eviction?

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Question: I had to go through an eviction to regain possession of one of my rentals. I also received a judgment for the rent, court costs and my attorneys’ fees. How can I collect this judgment? Do I have to go back to court?

Answer: The law provides for a variety of ways to collect the judgment. Wage garnishments, bank levys, attachment of personal property and judgment debtor examinations are formal ways to collect monetary judgments.  Of those listed, a bank levy is the most effective way to collect a judgment. Receiving accurate information on the rental application allows optimal opportunity to collect.

Question: Our tenant gave a 30-day notice of termination, intending to move out on the 10th of the next month. Since the rent was due on the first of the month, can we require the tenant to have given 30-days’ notice on the first of the month?

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