What happens when I file the eviction?

A five day summons is issued to the defendant. They have five working days to respond to the Court and a hearing will be set before a judge. If they fail to respond, the landlord must come back to the Clerk's Office, complete and sign a Motion for Default, and pay $90 to the Sheriff. A twenty-four-hour notice to move will be served by the Sheriff. After the twenty-four hours has elapsed, the Sheriff will remove the tenants from the property.

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1. If a tenant won't pay rent, what can I do to get him out?
2. What is the filing fee for evictions?
3. What do I need to bring to file an eviction?
4. Can you accept a personal check for fees?
5. What if the tenant is doing other things other than not paying the rent, what can be done to get him out?
6. What if I just want my property back?
7. What happens when I file the eviction?
8. What if the tenant moves and leaves possessions in the rental unit?
9. What if the landlord will not repair the dwelling?
10. If I have contention with the landlord over the dwelling, can I post the rent into the registry of the Court?
11. Can the landlord just come in and take possession or change the locks on the dwelling?