A residential tenancy is subject to summary proceedings. If the eviction is for non payment of rent you receive a 5 day summons and you have to deposit all rent due in to the registry of the Court in order to be able to argue anything. If you dont pay you get evicted.
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If you don't pay rent or leave by the date ordered, you will be a holdover tenant and liable to the landlord for double rent. It doesn't matter if you eventually leave because the landlord can pursue the judgment by garnishing your wages and assets. You could also be held in contempt do court for violating a court order, punishable by up to 179 days in jail. You cannot live in someone else's condo without paying rent and the law does not allow concessions for financial hardship.
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