Monthly Archives: June 2013

Tenant Abandonment in California – $700 Amount Threshold

 

 Prior to January 2013, landlords could throw away abandoned property after proper notice and waiting the required number of days if the landlord believed the items to be worth less than $300. Beginning January 2013, the threshold has been increased … Continue reading

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Appealing an Unlawful Detainer Judgment

 

 The party that losses an unlawful detainer has the right to appeal the case. Appeals generally do not happen, however. When they do, the tenant is usually the party to appeal the unlawful detainer judgment. Tenants will rarely appeal an … Continue reading

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Eviction Costs Awarded to Prevailing Party in California

 

 The “prevailing party” is entitled to claim costs in an eviction case. Allowable costs and expenses include: Filing, motion, jury fees Actual cost of service of process Deposition costs Court reporter fees Transcripts of court proceedings ordered by the court … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Rental Application

 

 Rental applications are very important. All landlords should require prospective tenants to completely and accurately fill out a rental application. The rental application will provide the landlord with very useful information including the tenant’s assets and bank account details, as … Continue reading

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Eviction Relief from Default in California – CCP 473

 

 If a tenant fails to respond properly to an unlawful detainer eviction case, the landlord can request a default against the tenant. In limited cases, the tenant may be able to request relief from default under CCP 473. Relief from … Continue reading

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