Legal Questions & Answers

If I Win My Summary Process Case, How Do I Get My Tenant Out Of The Dwelling And When?

If the court finds for the landlord and grants no stays of execution, the tenant has ten (10) days to appeal from the date that the Clerk’s Office enters judgment. On the eleventh (11th) day, the landlord can ask for an execution. The landlord cannot evict the tenant without the assistance of a Constable or Sheriff. The execution, which is the document which authorizes the eviction, is addressed to a Constable of Sheriff. The Constable or Sheriff then has to give forty-eight (48) hours notice to the tenant before the actual eviction can take place.