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I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and my goal is to answer your question and provide you excellent service.
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.
If you do not pay your rent then the landlord is legally allowed to evict you for nonpayment. You will not have immunity from eviction merely because there is a security deposit. Otherwise, no one with a security deposit would ever be evicted.
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.
Correct, there is no legal immunity from eviction because a child lives there.
I am sorry. I wish I could tell you otherwise.
Try talking to the landlord and see if you can get an extension or see if you can borrow the rent from a friend or family member.
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