Received a summons to court with an intent to evict form. We received the summons on the same day that the outstanding rent was paid. The notice was received on the 3rd day of the following month and stated non-payment of rent included the previous month's rent (only half had yet to be paid) and the current month's rent. As it stands now, all outstanding rent has been paid (within. I am not sure what action to take, the intent to evict notice states that we are required to file an "answer" - Is it possible to simply speak with the landlord to avoid appearing in court? We have never not paid our rent before and we are quiet, respectful tenants.