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Hello Lathan: It is not legal for your landlord, at any time, to move you out or lock you out without first sending you a SUMMONS and giving you a chance to appear in court. You may be able to sue your Landlord for damages if you are locked out illegally. So, no, you cannot be shut out and locked out immediately. The notice means that if you are behind in your rent, your landlord must give you at least a 5 day written notice called a NOTICE TO PAY OR QUIT. You must pay the rent you owe or move out within those 5 days. The Landlord can then file an eviction action against you in court. But only can evict once there is a court order to so do.
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