Monthly Archives: March 2014

My Tenant Filed a Motion to Quash in an Unlawful Detainer Eviction in LA or SF. Help!

 

 If the summons or service is defective, the tenant or the tenant’s attorney may file a motion to quash service of the summons based on the court’s lack of jurisdiction over the tenant. A tenant should only bring a motion … Continue reading

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Unlawful Detainer Eviction – Setting Aside Default Judgment in Los Angeles or San Francisco

 

 What happens when you, the landlord, receive a default and judgment against a tenant, and then the tenant decides to file a request to set aside the default and judgment? On the positive side, by the time the landlord already … Continue reading

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Eviction Courts in Los Angeles Are Becoming More Tenant Friendly

 

 Courts in Los Angeles are becoming more tenant friendly. For example, in order to serve a tenant with an unlawful detainer eviction, the landlord is required to make several attempts to personally serve the tenant. If the tenant cannot be … Continue reading

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Tenant Bankruptcy in California – Delay and Automatic Stay

 

 When a tenant files for bankruptcy in California, the bankruptcy laws forbid a landlord from enforcing the lease, meaning the landlord cannot serve a 3 day notice or proceed with an unlawful detainer eviction case. Once a tenant files for … Continue reading

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Landlord’s Duty to Deliver Possession of Rental Unit in California

 

 Once a rental agreement is signed and a move-in date scheduled, California landlords are under an obligation to deliver possession of the rental unit to the tenant by the date specified in the rental agreement. If the landlord fails to … Continue reading

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