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I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get.
Unfortunately, if you do not pay the rent when due the landlord does have a legal right to evict you and there is not much you can do to stop it.
You will get a 3 day notice to pay the rent before the landlord can file for a forcible detainer. If you file pay the rent owed then they can not evict you. So, what I tell clients is to find a way to somehow pay within that 3 day window. Once the 3 days pass then the landlord has no legal obligation to accept your payment and the eviction will proceed. So, wait for the 3 day notice and then beg or borrow to get the rent and you will be safe from eviction.
I realize this is probably not the answer you were hoping to receive. Also, please remember that this is not a moral judgement on my part. As a professional, however, I am sometimes placed in the position of having to deliver news which is not favorable to a customer's legal position, but accurately reflects their position under the law. I hate it, but it happens and I only ask that you not penalize me with a bad or poor rating for having to deliver less than favorable news.
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