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Dispossessory Warrant: How will the case be presented in court?

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Having filed the dispossessory action, landlords carry the burden of proving their case. Where witnesses are called and the landlord testifies, the other party has an opportunity to cross examine the landlord and any witnesses.

When all of the plaintiff's witnesses have testified and been cross-examined, the tenant may offer testimony as well as call witnesses. The plaintiff will then have the chance to ask questions of the tenant and those witnesses called by the tenant.

The judge may ask questions of either side and will then issue a ruling. In the majority of cases, you will leave court with a copy of a signed order.

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