I need to know what notices are landlord required by law to give a tenant before eviction and by law how are those
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Customer: i need to know what notices are landlord required by law to give a tenant before eviction and by law how are those notices to be delivered in indiana
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: indiana
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: terms rent must be paid by 1st after that 5 day grace then late fee
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: yes the lanlord contacted by email and text message but nothing has been given in written form and the email and text message say 2 different things
Answered by KarraK in 2 mins 6 months ago
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Customer
Thank you
Customer
Here's documentation on what I received
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Customer attachment 10/27/2021 4:15:45 PM
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Customer attachment 10/27/2021 4:15:46 PM
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KarraK, Expert

Generally, the notice is required to be written. They can give you a 10 day notice as long as it is written notice.

Customer
Ok so would this serve as a written notice in a text message or does it have to be written and signed delivered to me
Customer
Also the email and text message both came today
Customer
I have not received anything from them prior to today
Customer
Also my balance is only for October I don't owe anything for September
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KarraK, Expert

Generally, a text message would not suffice. However, some judges do allow text messages. It would be up to your district. If you don't pay within those 10-days they can evict you. Generally, sending a letter is writing is how it has to be done. You may want to verify this with a local attorney in your jurisdiction to see if judge's have been allowing this as proof of the written notice.

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Have I answered your question? I’m very sorry that this happened.  If any part of my response is unclear, please let me know. It’s my goal to deliver excellent service, so please let me know if there is anything more I can do. I invite you to ask me any follow-up questions.

Customer
That's what I thought are you able to provide me with contact for free legal advice in my district ?
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KarraK, Expert

We are in your state that doesn't mean that we can tell you what your district judge's have ruled.

Customer
Right so what I'm saying is can you point me in the right direction of someone who can
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KarraK, Expert

As long as written notice is given, it could suffice. There have been judge's that have allowed text messages.

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KarraK, Expert

Sure, you can go to these websites: 


  • Avvo.com

  • Justia.com

  • Findlaw.com

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KarraK, Expert

You can try to locate an attorney in your city so that they can help you.

Customer
Ok what if the written and signed lease states notice would be given by writing
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KarraK, Expert

Then it should be done by writing if that is what the lease states and what the landlord agreed on.

Customer
Exactly that's what I'm saying in the beginning I received written notice and now it's random email and random text 1 day before anything happens
Customer
the 10 day notice was supposed to be given at the 6 day mark instead they did it 3 days before the next month so that they could wrap in the next months balance to try and make it impossible to pay in 10 days
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KarraK, Expert

When did you receive the written notice? You can try to argue that it wasn't given to you properly. It would be up to the judge at that point. However, most judges may not dismiss the case when the tenant is behind on rent. I understand your frustration. However, generally once you are late on rent, they can send you notice at any point because you are in breach of the lease.

Customer
I didn't receive one all I received was an email and text message today that's it.
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KarraK, Expert

I understand. Generally, it would be up to the judge to determine if that email and text would count as "valid" written notice. In most jurisdictions, it doesn't. However, there are judge's that have ruled it to be okay.

Customer
Ok thank you
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It has been my pleasure to help you. Keep me updated on your case. If you still have more questions about this issue, I would be happy to continue to assist you. If you need more clarification or if something doesn’t make sense, please let me know and I will try to clarify it for you. We are always here to help you with any future legal questions that you have. Thank you for using our site and for trusting me to answer your question. I am so sorry again, that you experienced these legal issues.

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