Tenant filed for bankruptcy and Eviction halted

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Hello BP,


Our tenant is not paying rent (2+ months) and we were going through the eviction process. He filed for bankruptcy right before appearing in the eviction court and the eviction case is on an automatic stay.

The tenant is still living in the apartment and not picking our calls as we tried to work out. 

Next Bankruptcy court date is on June 20 and would like to know our options.

The good news is GA is a top-10 landlord-friendly state. Here's a good source that could prove useful for you:

http://gandglegal.com/in-georgia-what-to-do-when-your-tenant-files-for-bankruptcy

In this case, I would recommend hiring an attorney. This could be expensive either way.