Can I try to reach an agreement with my landlord outside of Court?
YES! At any time during the eviction process, you and your landlord (or your landlord’s attorney) can try to reach an agreement. If you already have a new place to move, you can reach an agreement as to a move-out date. If you pay your landlord any back rent owed, you may be able to stop the eviction. Make sure you get any agreement in writing and you must still show up to court for your next scheduled appearance to inform the Court of 1) your agreement and/or 2) to dismiss the case.
Keep in mind, if your landlord filed for eviction properly because you owed back rent or broke the rules, you may still be responsible for attorney’s fees and costs. If you and your landlord can reach an agreement outside of court, you could be saving yourself from more costs.