No good news. I am so sorry to hear your story.
I am going through a trying eviction myself.
Gave a 30 day notice on July 1, 2021. Filed additional paperwork with the court asap in Aug. as she failed to move.
She even told me what I wanted to hear (manipulation) that she would move, verbally, and also gave me a written signed notice to move, signed and with a date. Waited for her to be served by the sheriff and waited 7 weeks for a court date at which time the judge pushed the matter to mediation, as he would not make a ruling. We meet this morning for mediation and will attempt to resolve our issues. She has 5 Lease violations and owes over 3 months rent. My and other LL frustrations are that our judge will not take the courts time to even listen to our case.
ALL L/T cases are referred to mediation now within our county.
SO, the bottom line so far is since July 1st we have no ruling and court is now set for next week, again.
I think it is absolutely ridiculous to take so long, as it is taking going on month 4.
And, get this. Our Judge did not required or even bring up the fact of an oath.
Neither I, my tenant or any other person who had cases that day were sworn in to tell the truth and nothing but the truth.
I thought that was mandatory.
You are correct when you said "these days."
I am losing my faith in the justice system, even though our Judge is close to retirement age. He should know better.
I sincerely wish you well. I suggest you start the process asap as it will take months to accomplish your goal to remove them.