There is no specific time limit by which a plaintiff in an unlawful detainer lawsuit must request entry of default. However, at some point in time, the court will likely set an Order to Show Cause hearing making the plaintiff explain the efforts and excuses for not prosecuting the case.
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or since you're sitting around waiting for the sheriff why don't you look for a new apt with the rent money you're not paying ??
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