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Unlawful Detainer Actions

Has your residential or commercial tenant stopped paying rent or otherwise violated the terms of the lease?

If you answered “Yes,” it is very important to consult our office before implementing any eviction strategy. We offer a full-service solution to make the eviction process simple, quick and stress free.

 

We perform evictions for residential, commercial, and foreclosures in Northern California.
Evictions are referred to as unlawful detainer actions. It is the process through which a tenant can be removed from either residential or commercial property for non-payment of rent or other specific reasons defined under California’s landlord/tenant laws.

Landlord Service Center can assist you during this stressful time. We know Landlord – Tenant Law and have high success in assisting with Unlawful Detainer Actions. Stop losing money to your unwanted tenant. Protect your valuable investment and let us quickly process your eviction.

What is the California Eviction Process?

Before filing an actual eviction, the property owner or manager needs to serve a notice to the tenant. This notice can be served on the basis of unpaid rent, property damage, illegal activities, or breach of rental agreement. If the tenant fails to respond to the specified notice time period, then the property owner or manager can file the eviction with the Superior Court, called an Unlawful Detainer.

Contested Eviction

After filing the unlawful detainer with the court, the tenant then has a period of 10-15 days to respond. If the tenant responds and decides to fight the case, this becomes a contested eviction. A trial date is set, and the property manager needs to go to court and present their case. We can represent you in court when your trial date arrives.

Uncontested Eviction

If the tenant fails to respond after the 10-15 day period from the Unlawful Detainer filing date with the court, then the case becomes an uncontested eviction. There is no need for a trial date to be set, shortening the eviction process in most cases. The costs associated with an uncontested eviction are usually lower, but other circumstances can appear in both, contested and uncontested evictions.

Other Considerations

There is a waiting period in between each step of the eviction process, all depending on the court in which the unlawful detainer was filed. Other circumstances can present themselves that can delay the eviction, such as tenants filing for bankruptcy.

Seek Help from Landlord Service Center

Landlord Service Center can help protect property owners rights under the law and helping landlords to successfully resolve their eviction case. Get legal help and avoid errors that may lead to the dismissal of your case.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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