A Portsmouth resident beat her eviction. But she can’t get the case off her record.


Sarah Baker thought she’d found a perfect single-family home for her and her two children.
News Story (Virginia)

Ryan Murphy
Virginian-Pilot (The Pilot)
April 13, 2018
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Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia


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That October, the landlord took her to court, saying he wanted to evict her because she hadn’t been paying.

After months, Baker beat the eviction with those payment records and an attorney from the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia. The judge even ordered the landlord to return the excess rent she’d been paying.