Eviction Attorney in Los Angeles
How to Successfully Serve an Eviction Notice
Do you need to serve an eviction notice in Los Angeles, Orange County,
Ventura or San Bernardino? Successfully serving an eviction notice is
not a task you can take on yourself. Eviction is a process that requires
the service of an experienced Los Angeles eviction notice attorney who
truly understands the law regarding serving an eviction notice. The
legal team at
Vahdat & Associates have the experience and knowledge in handling evictions in Los Angeles
and its surrounding areas.
If you are a landlord having dispute with tenants refusing to pay their
rent or violating their rental agreement, call us for a free consultation.
Our Lawyers Protect Los Angeles Landlords
At Vahdat & Associates, our Los Angeles landlord attorneys fight for
our clients in need of protection from tenants that have broken their lease or require
eviction. We advise landlords on legal matters regarding landlord-tenant
disputes around in greater Los Angeles area and all surrounding counties.
Our team can determine the appropriate terms and conditions with a lease
to protect you on any legal action a tenant might claim. We know California
law and stay updated for you on local ordinances where your property is located.
Basis for a Successful Tenant Eviction
Our attorneys are ready to take every step to evict your tenant. As a landlord,
you must be closely familiar with their lease in order to realize when
your tenant is in violation and subject to an eviction.
Under California law, a landlord can evict a tenant for any of the reasons below:
- Tenant fails to pay rent
- Tenant violates one or more of the terms on the rental agreement
- Tenant damages the property and the damage lowers the value of the property
- Tenant becomes a nuisance to neighbors
- Tenant uses the property improperly (such as setting up a commercial business,
selling drugs, etc.)
- Tenant fails to vacate the property after the lease has expired
Helping Landlord Serve Valid Notices to Tenants
Once our Los Angeles landlord eviction attorneys have established valid
grounds for eviction, we will serve the tenant with a notice of evictions.
The notice officially puts your tenant on notice that they have to vacate
the premises for the reasons stated. If your tenant reuses to take the
notice, it can be left on the ground near the person. The notice may also
be left with a person over the age of 18 at the tenant’s residence
or workplace with a hard copy mailed to the tenant.
A copy can also be posted on the tenant’s door and then a copy mailed.
The contents of the notice are very important. If you fail to include
the proper verbiage, it may be considered insufficient, resulting in the
eviction being thrown out. This is precisely why you need to hire an experienced
Los Angeles landlord eviction attorney to handle the process from the
Eviction Process in Los Angeles
To evict a tenant, you must have a valid reason to evict them (similar
to listed above) and act within California eviction law.
To begin the eviction process:
- Create an eviction notice (it may be 3-day notice, 30-day, 60-day 90-day,
or another type, depending on the situation)
- Serve the notice and wait for the statutory time period to see if the tenant complies
If the tenant does not comply, the process will continue as follows:
- Create a conviction complaint and file an unlawful detainer or eviction case
- Have a process server serve the tenant with the unlawful detainer and wait
for the required number of days for a response
- If no response is received, ask for a default judgment. If the tenant response,
then request a trial.
- If you win the case via default judgment or trial, you may being a writ
of possession and the sheriff will help with the lockout process
Filing an Unlawful Detainer Action
If your tenant fails to respond to your notice with the specified time
period, you will need to file an unlawful detainer action.
This is a formal complaint filed through the court system and requires
you as the landlord to complete several forms, including:
- Unlawful Detainer Complaint
- Civil Case Cover Sheet
- Prejudgment Claim of Right of Possession
Because these documents contain a fair amount of legal jargon and it is
imperative that they are completely and accurately filled out, you should
hire an experienced attorney to handle the process. Once you have completed
the documents, you must serve it onto your tenant and proceed through
the court process. If you are a landlord having dispute with your tenant,
there might be a need to evict your tenant. Contact us today!
The Los Angeles landlord eviction attorneys at Vahdat & Associates
has the experienced and knowledge to handle your tenant eviction process
with precision and success. For more information or to schedule a free
consultation with our legal team, please call us at (888) 523-1698 or
toll free at 800.BUT.4.LAW, or contact us online.