The Basics Of The California Eviction Process

Landlords who believe that a tenant has violated the terms of a rental contract, whether by paying the rent late or engaging in activities disallowed by the rental contract, can serve an eviction notice. An eviction notice lets the tenant know that he or she has a specified amount of time to pack up and vacate the premises. Eviction notices are legally enforced in Los Angeles, and landlords can go through a legal eviction process for tenants who refuse to leave the property. Tenants can also claim that a property owner is evicting them for no reason and file a claim in court.

Eviction Notices

The start of the eviction process is serving the tenant with an eviction notice. Most landlords use the 30 or 60 day notices, although in extreme situations there is the option to provide a 3 day notice. Once a tenant is served with the notice, he or she has the specified time to pack up, find a new place to live, and vacate the premises. Landlords do not need to hire an attorney to serve an eviction notice. Professional court document preparers can prepare and file all of the necessary paperwork to insure a timely eviction.

Unlawful Detainer

If you serve a tenant with an eviction notice and he or she refuses to leave the property, you can file an unlawful detainer lawsuit. This situation presents itself when a tenant feels that you have no cause for eviction. To complete the eviction process, you will need to go to court and let a judge decide if the tenant must leave or not. If the tenant must leave, the judge will often allow a period of up to five days for the tenant to vacate the property before the Los Angeles sheriff arrives to remove the tenant from the property.

Although some eviction processes involve more than a notice, you can still conduct the eviction process without needing an attorney. Professional court document preparers will help you file all of the necessary paperwork and submit it to the court, whether you need to appear before the judge or simply need an order of eviction.

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