California Eviction Process Overview for Non-Payment of Rent

A majority of landlords in California have no problems with their tenant.  The landlord rents their unit out for income and the tenant pays the rent on time and does not create a problem.  However, occasionally the landlord runs into problems with the tenant.  Perhaps the landlord did not do his or her due diligence before renting out the unit and failed to check references and prior eviction history.  For whatever reason, sometimes a landlord will rent a unit to a tenant and then the tenant stops paying the rent.

The process of removing a tenant from a unit, after the tenant is already in possession, is known as an “Unlawful Detainer.”  This is a court process and can be detailed and complicated.

Here is an overview of the process:

Unlawful Detainer Overview for Non-Payment of Rent Cases

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The Law Office of David Piotrowski handles evictions on behalf of landlords throughout Southern California.  Our main areas include Los Angeles County, Ventura County, and Orange County.   Free consultations are available.

Other helpful landlord links dealing with non-payment of rent cases:

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This article is courtesy of the Law Office of David Piotrowski, a California law firm representing landlords with eviction matters.

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