An eviction notice doesn't mean you have to lose your home right away. Every state has different laws regarding evictions, but there are several steps in the eviction process that can take weeks, or even months to complete.
Eviction is the legal process by which a landlord removes a tenant from her property.
Before she can evict you, your landlord has to give you a "quit notice" that lets you know her intentions. The quit notice may give you anywhere from five to 10 days to correct a problem (such as late rent) and avoid eviction altogether.
After he schedules an eviction hearing, your landlord must have you served (by a sheriff’s deputy or process server) with a summons to appear in court.
Your Day in Court
You have a right to a hearing before a judge. Even if your landlord wins, the judge may give you some extra time before the eviction order can be enforced.
If the judge has approved the eviction, the sheriff will send you notice that her deputies will be out to evict you, usually within a matter of days.