Setting Aside a Default Judgment in an Eviction Case
Renters are required to show up (“appear”) at their eviction cases. If a renter doesn’t show up, the court will enter a default judgment against the renter if the landlord has followed all of the legal requirements for the eviction. If renters have a default judgment against them, the landlord can have the sheriff remove the renters. But if the default judgment got entered less than four days ago or the sheriff has not yet come to change the locks, there may still be time to ask the court to set aside the default judgment and reschedule the court date. This resource has an 8-page PDF packet with forms.