Wrongful Eviction Lawsuit filed Against Hendersen-Webb
On July 25, 2020, Whitney, LLP filed a wrongful eviction lawsuit against property management company Hendersen-Webb. The lawsuit is based on our client and her children being evicted from her apartment at the Pebble Creek Apartments in Essex, MD on June 1, 2020 despite the lack of a valid court order and representations made by Hendersen Webb that our client had more time to pay rent before they evicted her and her children. The Baltimore Sun published an article on July 11, 2020 by reporter Wilborn Nobles covering the lawsuit.
Illegal and Wrongful Eviction Lawyers Helping Tenants
Tenants who have been evicted sometimes ask “Can I Sue My Landlord for an illegal Eviction?” The answer is yes, absolutely.
Whitney, LLP’s wrongful eviction attorneys represent tenants across Maryland in illegal evictions at no cost, and can help evicted tenants recover compensation for lost and damaged property, emotional distress and other economic loss. Landlords that force tenants to leave by illegally evicting them without following the law face tremendous liability and can be held accountable by a jury for their actions.
Whitney, LLP’s attorneys offer Free Consultations to victims of wrongful evictions. Contact us Online, or call 410 583 8000 to discuss your case.
Eviction Lawsuit Allegations against Hendersen-Webb
The allegations in the lawsuit include the following:
Prior to June 1, 2020, our client had spoken with the management company in mid-May to let them know she may be late on paying rent. She was told that if she was late on her rent, she might face a late fee. Then, on May 27, 2020, she received a letter from Hendersen-Webb claiming, in part, Henderson-Webb did not have to file anything further with the Court to evict her, that she was scheduled to be evicted prior to the Court closing in March, and that if she wanted to stop the eviction, she could paid $936.75 by June 15, 2020. This letter was sent despite the Baltimore County District Court docket showing no eviction actions had been filed against her, and in spite of Gov. Hogan’s Executive Order placing a moratorium on evictions.
Despite the letter giving our client until June 15, 2020 “to stop an eviction”, our client arrived home on June 1, 2020 to find an empty apartment. All of her personal property was gone, including confidential paperwork for her and her children, home-schooling items she used to teach her children, her children’s items including toys, and other personal property including items with sentimental value. When she spoke with an employee, after the employee had a long conversation with a manager, the employee said that they thought she had “vacated” the apartment.
Legal Help for Illegal and Wrongful Evictions
For a landlord to evict a tenant, Maryland has strict legal requirements, including a summons (legal notice) served on the tenant, and a court order being granted by a district court judge. Without following the law, and obtaining a court order, evictions are illegal.
The court order is referred to as a “Warrant for Restitution” and can only be issued after a landlord specifically requests one. Landlords are not allowed to evict tenants simply because the landlord claims the tenant has breached the lease. Landlords must comply with Maryland law when evicting a tenant.
Landlord who evict their tenants with no court order, or in other violation of Maryland law, can be sued by the tenant. Whitney, LLP’s wrongful and illegal eviction attorneys can help tenants fight for their rights.
Wrongful Eviction Lawyer Near Me
Maryland has many landlords, with many of them being property managers and slumlords that routinely abuse and cheat their tenants. Whitney, LLP’s illegal eviction attorneys have represented hundreds of clients and recovered millions of dollars in cases in a variety of cases against landlords in order to hold them accountable for injury, property damage and emotional distress, and recover compensation for our clients.
If you or someone you know has been wrongfully evicted from their apartment, or has questions about whether they have a case or not, Call Us Now at 410 583 8000 or Contact Us Online.
Consultations are always free. Whitney, LLP is here to help tenants fight back against bad landlords for wrongful evictions, and recover compensation for our clients and their families.