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This firm can prepare and assist a landlord with an eviction against a tenant in Northridge, Chatsworth, and the greater San Fernando Valley. We do NOT represent tenants. Receive a free, no-obligation consultation today by filling out the form on the left side of this page, or by calling (877) 875-6958.
This firm does not represent tenants. We assist landlords.
We represent landlords and assist them with the eviction process in Northridge, Northridge, and the greater San Fernando Valley.
We assist landlords with evictions in the Santa Clarita Valley, including Valencia, Newhall, Castaic, Canyon Country, Saugus, and Stevenson Ranch, the San Gabriel Valley, including Pasadena, El Monte, Alhambra, Palmdale, Lancaster, Orange County, Northridge, Chatsworth, Ventura County, and the San Fernando Valley.
Attorney Piotrowski publishes a book called, "California Landlord Best Practices and Eviction Overview: An Easy-to-Read Guide Outlining Best Practices for California Landlords Plus a Summary of the Eviction Process." This book seeks to provide an easy-to-understand and concise guide for California landlords by providing valuable suggestions for managing the landlord/tenant relationship and also provides a high-level overview of what to expect in the event that the tenant needs to be evicted. This book should be used as a tool to educate the landlord about the business of renting property in California, with an emphasis on residential units.
If you have a tenant who owes you rent and has not paid you, we can assist you in getting your house back as quicky as possible using legal methods. The legal proceeding is called an "Unlawful Detainer," also known as an eviction.
Evictions in Northridge generally begin when a tenant owes a landlord money due to unpaid rent. The tenant is served at the Northridge residence with a "3 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit." If the tenant fails to pay the landlord during this 3 day period, then a lawsuit is filed against the tenant. The landlord can request from the court to get the property back only, or to get the property back plus money for the unpaid rent.
The eviction process in Northridge generally takes 1.5 to 3 months to complete. Therefore, we suggest contacting us as soon as possible after the tenant does not pay the rent, so that we can serve the 3 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit on the tenant and start the process of getting your property back in your possession.
The law forbids landlords from using "self-help", i.e., locking out a tenant or removing them by force. You may only remove a tenant by lawful means as described above.
The eviction process generally goes as follows:
1. Your Northridge tenant fails to pay the rent when due.
2. The landlord issues a "3 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit." Our firm can asist in preparing and drafting this form.
3. If the Northridge tenant fails to pay within the specified time period, then an Unlawful Detainer (eviction) lawsuit is filed against the tenant.
4. The lawsuit is served on the tenant.
5. If the Northridge tenant fails to respond within 5 calendar days to the lawsuit, then the landlord will seek a default judgment. If the tenant responds within the 5 days, then a court date may be set to argue the case.
6. When your case is "won," the proper forms will be filed and submitted to the sheriff who will forcibly remove the tenant from the property if they do not voluntarily move.
7. Once the landlord has the property back in his possession, he can change the locks and rent the house to new tenants.
Please complete our pre-client survey. If you complete the survey and decide to have our firm assist you with your legal needs, we will provide with a $25.00 discount off of legal services rendered. The survey should take less than 2 minutes to complete.
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Contact us today at (877) 875-6958 for additional information about your specific case. We do NOT represent tenants.