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What are the best ways to avoid an eviction?

Work out a settlement agreement with the occupant providing for relocation assistance or a deferred eviction date in exchange for the occupant’s consent to entry of a judgment of possession in the appropriate court.

What are the steps to take in order to obtain an eviction order from the court?

This highly depends on the type of occupant that is in the property and the jurisdiction where the property is located. For example, some courts will classify persons that are living in the property in return for services such as aid to a disabled owner as tenants, so the plaintiff would have to comply with all applicable tenant protection laws before evicting them. In some counties this means, that the tenant needs to be given a 30-day notice, while in other counties a 60-day notice is required. There are many more nuances and variations that arise in evictions based on the change of facts and jurisdictions, too many to discuss here.

How long does an eviction usually take?

Again, it depends on the location of the property, whether the occupant is classified as a tenant by the court, whether the occupant still has time on their lease, and whether the occupant is represented by an attorney that is experienced in defending eviction actions. But in general, I can estimate Maryland evictions taking 3-5 months and D.C. evictions taking 5-12 months depending on many of the factors we just discussed.

Can I file an eviction proceeding myself or do I need an attorney?

In Maryland, you can file an eviction yourself as long as the action is classified as a summary ejectment proceeding. However, this exception does not apply to properties that are not owned by individuals (owned by entities), yet many courts do not enforce this requirement, so eviction actions are often be filed pro se without an attorney by both individuals and entities.