I hope so,,my lanlord is threatening shutting down my building and shutting off all utilities on the 28th of

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Customer: I hope so,,my lanlord is threatening shutting down my building and shutting off all utilities on the 28th of October..there is 5 ppl who live here...he delivered a letter to each of us just one he made up not from the courts...can he do that to us we only had 10 days to get out we are running out of time
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Indiana
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: none i didnt know who to call or anhything
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
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I am sorry to hear about the situation. I know that can be stressful. A landlord cannot use self-help to evict tenants and must obtain a court order before the tenants can be evicted. A landlord generally cannot file for eviction until the lease expires or month-to-month tenancy is terminated upon 30 days written notice. A landlord can be responsible for damages in court for constructively evicting the tenants, such as by changing locks or disconnecting the utilities. Also, a cease and desist letter from a local attorney can often achieve the desired results without litigation. While the rules of the site prevent experts from representing customers of the site, these sites are often used to find a local attorney: www.SuperLawyers.com and www.Lawyers.com. A pro bono attorney can send a demand letter and represent at no charge. Here are some pro bono resources in Indiana: https://www.justia.com/lawyers/indiana/legal-aid-and-pro-bono-services

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