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Good evening. The law does not allow the landlord to forcibly evict a tenant without obtaining an eviction order from a court. What that means is if you are in default, the landlord must first deliver a 5-Day Notice to quit...which basically says you have 5 days to pay the rent, to leave, or face eviction. But, if you still haven't left or paid the rent, the landlord must then file a petition with the court for an eviction order. Only when a judge has issued the eviction order can the landlord have you evicted. In the meantime, if you pay the rent prior to the eviction hearing and the landlord accepts it, that stops the eviction process.
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If they accept the rent, then that's the end of things for the eviction for the default; but, since you are month to month, either party can terminate by giving the other party written notice of at least 30 days. So, it would be good to terminate your tenancy...but with that, if 1.1.12 comes and you haven't left, then the landlord will have to start the eviction process all over.
Same as I said above.....5-Day Notice to Quit and then the hearing for the eviction order....it will buy you another month or two
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