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Hi, I'm Heather, an attorney with 15 years experience. I see that you typed "Delay Eviction Date." Can you please clarify exactly what your question is? Are you trying to get a continuance for a hearing, or put off the writ of restitution? Do you have a certain reason why you are attempting to delay?
If you were only given verbal notice, then, yes, you can delay. But you might be liable to pay more money. After the 15th passes and you are not out, the landlord can file an eviction case in the court. That will cost him money, which will be charged to you in the end. He will have you served with papers demanding a judgment for your eviction. Service of those papers will cost him, and that cost will also be assessed eventually against you. If he has to hire an attorney, same thing. It'll take the landlord normally a couple of weeks at a minimum to get the eviction done from start to finish, before the sheriff will actually remove you, which is the date you can no longer delay.
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