Last week I was served with a notice that my landlord is taking me to court to evict me. This is the result of being late on two month's rent payments. I had previously rec'd notice that the payments were late and that I had seven days to remit payment in full or face eviction; I did submit that payment in full, but it was not received within that seven-day period. Technically it seems they are within their rights, so essentially I don't know that I legally have any chance here.
I've paid them the overdue rent (and I'd done so weeks before being served), so they have the money; if they want to go ahead with eviction and legally force me to leave, is there anything I can do? I'm trying to appeal to my landlord personally and ask that this suit be dropped, b/c paying the rent is not a problem for me financially, it was just an (very dumb) oversight for the April - May rent. I was given barely a week to respond and had to be out of town on Friday - Sun, so I'm just now trying to deal with this and my court date is mere days away. Please help, any suggestions or recommendations are more than welcome as I'm way out of my depth here. Thank you in advance.