If I have not paid my rent, can the landlord take any of my property?

The landlord must first appear before a magistrate, the magistrate must issue a distress warrant, and then you can be served with the distress warrant. The distress warrant allows the landlord to hold your property although some property cannot be taken.

If you are served with a distress warrant, you should consult a lawyer immediately. If you move out and leave some property, the landlord still has to obtain permission from the court to hold and sell your property.

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1. How much notice must be given before either the landlord or the tenant can end the rental agreement?
2. What happens to the security deposit if the landlord sells the place you are renting?
3. I can't afford to have my water turned on right now; can I be forced to move out?
4. If I have not paid my rent, can the landlord take any of my property?
5. Can my landlord evict me for complaining about the condition of my apartment?
6. Can my landlord evict me if I am criminally convicted for breaking the law in my home?
7. Can the landlord refuse to make repairs if I'm late or behind in paying rent?
8. What can the landlord do if I damage his property?
9. Does the law help me if I have been discriminated against in renting an apartment?
10. Is there any limit to how much rent I can be charged?