I live in a house that a friend of mine let me rent. There is no lease or contract and I have always paid her money each month that we both agreed on. After 2 year of living there, I've found myself in finacial trouble and have been unable to pay her rent for around 6 months. She's been very understanding up until now. About 45 days ago, I received a letter certified mail from her which states it is an "Affidavit for immeadiate possession of real estate." There is no Cause number or seal from the courts on it. I figured she was just trying to scare me into either coming up with money or move out. This is the only contact she's had with me in 5 months.
I've since then found a good paying job in another state and am in the process of moving. My plan is to be out of the house by June 1st. Today, she stopped by telling me that I have until Friday (May 14th) to get out. This is only 4 days away and I am unable to do anything as I'm in the process of moving to another state and will be unable to secure residence elsewhere. I'd stay with friends, but I am unable to bring my pets with me and there isn't another place to put them until the final move.
I believe I've given all the information that I can. Now for my question. Can she force me out with a 4 day notice? I thought there had to be some kind of court hearing and 30 days from that. I tried to tell her I would be out at the end of the month, but she says she won't wait. I don't blame her for being upset about this as it is my fault, but what could 2 extra weeks do? Any advice? What if she comes back to the house and locks me out without allowing me to gather my belongings? Is this possible? Please advise. Thank you for your time.