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The Law Office of Barry Lee O’Connor & Associates has been successfully representing landlords in Unlawful Detainer Actions and all Eviction-Related Proceedings since 1988. We offer experienced, personalized legal services and are dedicated exclusively to the representation of landlords. If you are a landlord who needs quality, efficient representation in an Eviction matter, please call Corona Eviction Attorney Barry O’Connor at (951) 689-9644 to schedule a free initial consultation.
California Eviction Laws
Under the laws which govern the California evictions process, landlords are required to serve their tenants with Notice before he/she is allowed to begin the eviction process. Depending on the situation, the landlord may choose to serve the tenant with either a 30, 60 or 90-day notice to move out; or, in other more severe cases, a landlord may issue a three-day eviction notice.
30, 60 or 90-Day Notice: In most situations
involving month-to-month leases, a landlord will serve
his/her tenants with a written 30, 60 or 90-day notice
to move out. In these cases, the landlord is not
required to disclose a reason for terminating the
Three-Day Notice: A landlord may serve his/her
tenants with a written three-day eviction notice if
they have failed to pay rent, violated the rental
agreement or lease, disturbed any of the surrounding
tenants, damaged the property, or committed illegal
acts on the property.
In California, once a landlord gives a tenant proper notice to move out, the tenant must voluntarily move out within the stated time. If the tenant refuses to move out after the required notice has been given, the landlord can evict the tenant by filing an action for Unlawful Detainer.
California Landlords are Required to Use the Court Process
In California, all landlords are required to use the court process to evict a tenant, no matter what the circumstances are.
This law is designed to protect the rights of California’s tenants, ensuring they do not get unlawfully evicted from their homes. All tenants have the legal right to a court hearing if they believe they should not be evicted.
Under no circumstances should a landlord take actions into his/her own hands and try to force a tenant to move out without filing an Unlawful Detainer. For instance, it is illegal for a landlord to:
· Physically remove the tenants or their belongings
· Change the locks on the doors and lock the tenants out
· Cut off utilities, including water and electricity
If a landlord uses any of the above methods instead of filing an Unlawful Detainer with the court, he/she may be liable for any damages incurred by the tenant.
Writ of Possession
Unlawful Detainer actions typically move very fast, only allotting the tenant(s) a short period of time to respond. In most cases, once the tenant is served with a copy of the lawsuit, he/she will only have five days to respond. And, in most cases, the judge will make a decision within 20 days of the tenant’s response.
If the judge feels the landlord has a legitimate eviction claim, the court will issue a Writ of Possession, ordering the Sheriff to remove the tenant from the property. The tenant will have five days to move out on his/her own before the Sheriff intervenes. If the tenant refuses to move within the given time frame, the Sheriff will be ordered to:
· Remove the tenants and lock them out of the home
· Recover any belongings left behind
· Recover Compensation for Damages
If a landlord wins the eviction claim, he/she may be entitled to recover damages including:
· Past due rent
· Court costs and attorney fees
· In certain circumstances, the landlord may be entitled to receive up to $600 in additional
Get Legal Help With Your Unlawful Detainer Action
Because California eviction lawsuits can be extremely technical and follow strict guidelines, it is important to hire an experienced evictions attorney who fully understands the laws and will work tirelessly to obtain the best results for each client. Corona Eviction Lawyer Barry O’Connor has represented thousands of landlords in over 70,000 Unlawful Detainer actions throughout the course of his career. Eviction Attorney Barry Lee O'Connor a proven track record in handling unlawful detainers with speed and efficiency.
If you are a landlord and have a problem tenant, contact Barry Lee O’Connor & Associates today. Please fill out our Eviction Case Evaluation Form. A representative from Barry Lee O’Connor & Associates will contact you as soon as we have reviewed your information.
For immediate assistance please call us at (951) 689-9644 to schedule a free initial landlord consultation. Our offices are conveniently located in Riverside.
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