Eviction is the means by which a landlord can legally get you to move out. If you win, you stay put. If you did nothing to stop it, you would lose but have about a month from the filing of the eviction lawsuit before you would be locked out by the Sheriff. If you fight it, getting 2-3 months more time [even if you lose] is easy. My record is 14 months, and it could have been longer. That landlord gave up over $10,000 in back rent just to have the tenant leave, so we settled for that.