How Long Does it Take to Evict a Tenant in Los Angeles?

 

I am often asked how long it takes to evict a tenant in Los Angeles.  It’s hard to answer that question with certainty because there are many variables during the Los Angeles eviction process.  Los Angeles evictions are summary proceedings in court, meaning they go quite a bit quicker than most other types of litigation.  However, Los Angeles landlords are still surprised at how long the process can take from start to finish.

Typically, an eviction in Los Angeles takes 5-7 weeks if the case is not disputed by the tenant.  If the Los Angeles tenant fights the case, then the Los Angeles eviction can take an average of 2-3 months.  The eviction time frame can change depending on how the tenant is served, whether or not the Los Angeles tenant evades the process server, and current backlogs with the courts.

The Los Angeles landlord should usually start the process as soon as possible after the tenant stops paying the rent or breaches the rental agreement, in order to minimize losses.

The Law Office of David Piotrowski represents landlords throughout southern California and can assist with a tenant eviction.

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