What happens after I am awarded an Order of Possession by the Judge?
The entry of an Order of Possession is not the end of the Forcible Action. Until the tenant is evicted, our court case has not really accomplished anything. Generally, the Judge will enter the order and “stay execution” for a period of 7 to 14 days. This means that the Order can not be placed with the Sheriff for eviction for that period of time. After the “stay” has expired, the Order of Possession must be given to the Sheriff for service. You need to be available on the day of eviction; the Sheriff’s department may require you to be present.

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1. When should I consider evicting a tenant?
2. Can I evict a tenant for dealing drugs or engaging in illegal activity inside his unit?
3. Do I need an attorney?
4. Do I need to serve any notices on a tenant before I actually start court proceedings?
5. How do I serve these notices?
6. Now that I have made the decision that I need to have a tenant leave, what are the basic steps for evicting a tenant for non compliance with a lease?
7. What forms does a landlord need to have in dealing with eviction actions?
8. Which courthouse do I have to use when I want to file an eviction action?
9. How do I actually file the case once I get to the courthouse?
10. What should I bring to Court?
11. What happens after I am awarded an Order of Possession by the Judge?
12. Can I do anything to protect my right to evict a tenant, even before he moves in?