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Question: Can a landlord go to court for forcible detainer months after you already moved out?

Answer: No. The primary purpose of a forcible or special detainer action is to determine the right to possession. If possession is not at issue and the landlord is seeking back rent or other monetary damages, he or she will have to file a civil complaint (law suit) in either the Justice of the Peace or Superior Court.

Question: Can a landlord go to court for forcible detainer months after you already moved out?

Answer: No. The primary purpose of a forcible or special detainer action is to determine the right to possession. If possession is not at issue and the landlord is seeking back rent or other monetary damages, he or she will have to file a civil complaint (law suit) in either the Justice of the Peace or Superior Court.

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