What’s the difference between the terms dispossessory and eviction?

A dispossessory and eviction filing typically refer to the same process. A dispossessory proceeding is an eviction lawsuit that is filed in the court. Normally theses type of cases are filed for non-payment of rent and/or holding over beyond the terms of the lease. The terms dispossessory and eviction are frequently used interchangeably.

What is the process for filing a dispossessory/eviction?

The dispossessory/eviction filing process varies depending on the jurisdiction. Filing a dispossessory/eviction within the court, in most instances, is the only way to properly remove a tenant from a property. If you have specific questions FASGA (File And Serve GA) suggests that you contact your dispossessory/eviction attorney. Please visit our court filing reference section for more information and links to public domains containing additional resources.

Do I need to have a attorney to file a dispossessory/eviction?

While we encourage our customers to engage an attorney for representation and/or legal advice in their dispossessory/eviction cases, depending on the jurisdiction of where the property is located an attorney may or may not be required. Whether it’s your attorney/agent or self-file we’ll keep you informed and up to date regarding your dispossessory/eviction filings.