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There is no particular time frame the rent has to be late for you to be evicted. If it is not paid on the date due then the landlord must give a 5 day notice. If the landlord accepts a partial payment during the 5 day notice period then the eviction can not proceed without a new 5 day notice.
This is per the municipal code, which differs from state law. State law requires full payment to stop the eviction.
With regard to your security deposit, if the landlord has failed to account for the deposit as required in the municipal code then the landlord must return it to you and can not use it.
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By the way, partial payments will not protect you from eviction other than after the 5 day notice.
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