* Any time after the Seven Day Notice to Quit expires, the landlord can file for a court date. The date of the first court hearing will be from four to eight days after the landlord files. (seven days plus four days = 11 days)
* At the initial court appearance, the tenant may ask for a one to two week adjournment and a jury trial, as described above. (seven days)
* After an initial adjournment, the next court date will be for a pre-trial hearing, usually one to two weeks later. (seven days)
* The judge may hold the trial at the same time as the pre-trial, or set a new trial date for whenever there is room on the court schedule. (The tenant may settle a case with the landlord at any time.) (possibly seven days)
* If the judge eventually orders the tenant to move due to non-payment of rent, the tenant will still have ten days to either pay the rent (plus court costs) or move. (ten days)
* After that time, the court can issue a "Writ of Restitution" and the sheriff may come and physically remove the tenant and their property from the unit. The landlord cannot do this without a writ, and then only with a sheriff present.
TOTAL TIME: 42 days if the judge grants all the extensions and schedules the trial one week after the pre-trial.
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