Q: I fill an eviction for nonpayment in RI. can the tenant pay the late rent during the hearing and avoid eviction? thanks
A: Usually, to make an appeal to a higher court, a tenant will have to cure all arrears and deposit those sums into the court's registry. Speak with your attorney to make sure the pleadings are all in order and include that the supporting evidence is well prepared to make sure the case is most likely to proceed smoothly. if you are representing yourself, there may be unexpected complications due to your unfamiliarity with the process.
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