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Residential Eviction Process for Non-Payment in Rhode Island – Step 5 of 6: Judgment

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The judgment indicates which party won the case and what they are legally entitled to. Following the trial, the judge will will weigh the evidence presented by the landlord and tenant and make a decision about who should prevail. The judge’s decision is memorialized in writing in a judgment. If the judgment is in favor

Residential Eviction Process for Non-Payment in Rhode Island – Step 4 of 6: Trial

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A trial will be held unless the tenant pays all of the back rent and the landlord’s court costs on or before the court date. If the tenant pays the landlord all of the back rent and court costs on or before the date for the eviction trial, the tenant can ask for the case

Residential Eviction Process for Non-Payment in Rhode Island – Step 3 of 6: Serving the Required Court Documents

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The landlord must notify the tenant of the eviction lawsuit and hearing date by serving the required court documents. Service is the process for notifying the tenant that an eviction case has been filed, that a hearing date has been scheduled, and that the tenant must appear in court or respond to the lawsuit. The

Residential Eviction Process for Non-Payment in Rhode Island – Step 2 of 6: Initiating an Eviction Lawsuit

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Filing an eviction lawsuit is necessary if a tenant does not respond to the landlord’s 5-day demand letter. If a tenant does not pay rent or move out in response to a landlord’s 5-day demand letter, an eviction case will need to be filed. In general, starting an eviction lawsuit for non-payment of rent involves