Code of Civil Procedure § 918 authorizes the Court to stay the enforcement of this eviction but it has a definite time limitation in that the Court has the power to stay the enforcement of the judgment for a maximum of 40 days from the date that the judgment was entered. Note that some courts have a policy of only granting a one week stay.
In order to qualify, the you must show to the court that you are ready and able to pay rent as it falls due for the period during which execution is stayed. Otherwise, the court will not grant your application.
Note that the court cannot require you to pay any back rent, only the rent that falls due for the period during which execution is stayed. You may want to use a Cashiers Check in an amount sufficient to pay the rent for the entire period of the stay requested, made payable to the clerk of the court and submitted at the time of your ex-parte application for a stay of execution.
HERE are the sample forms and instructions you can use as a go-by.
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