Santa Paula Eviction Attorney

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Santa Paula eviction attorney and law firm helping landlords evict tenants in Santa Paula and surrounding communities.

How to Evict a Santa Paula Tenant

Evicting a tenant in Santa Paula, California involves several steps.

  1. Create and serve a notice of termination of tenancy.

    Why do you want to evict a tenant in Santa Paula? Is it because of non-payment of rent, lease violations, because you want to move in to to the property yourself? The reason for the Santa Paula eviction will determine the type of notice that needs to be created and served on the Santa Paula tenant.

  2. Wait for the notice period to expire.

    Once the notice of termination of tenancy is served on the Santa Paula tenant, you have to wait the required number of days to see whether or not the tenant complies with the notice. If the tenant complies, there is nothing else to do! If the tenant fails to comply, then once the notice period has expired, it is time to begin the formal eviction process.

  3. Create the Santa Paula eviction documents.

    These are the court documents that need to be filed when beginning a new eviction case against the Santa Paula tenant.

  4. File the Santa Paula eviction documents with the court.

    The court in Ventura will assign a case number and stamp your documents.

  5. Serve the Santa Paula tenant with the eviction documents.

    This is when the Santa Paula tenant will officially receive the eviction documents.

  6. Wait the required number of days to see if the Santa Paula tenant decides to fight the case.

    If the tenant does not fight the Santa Paula eviction case, request a default judgment. If the tenant fights the case, respond accordingly.

  7. Assuming you receive a judgment in your favor…

    Obtain a Writ of Possession and deliver the paperwork to the sheriff. The sheriff will schedule a lockout date. You’ll meet the sheriff at the lockout and that is when you’ll regain possession of your Santa Paula rental property.

FAQ on Santa Paula Eviction Cases

How long does a Santa Paula eviction case take?

This depends on court and sheriff processing times, whether the tenant attempts to evade the server, and whether the tenant contests the case. The quickest Santa Paula eviction case normally takes about a month and a half assuming the tenant does not fight the case and court and sheriff backlogs are at a minimum. An eviction in Santa Paula can take considerably longer if the tenant fights the case.

What court handles evictions in Santa Paula?

The court located in Ventura, CA.

Does the Law Office of David Piotrowski handle evictions in Santa Paula?

Yes. Schedule a call with the Law Office of David Piotrowski to discuss.

Additional Information


The information in this article and blog are not meant to be legal advice and is intended for educational purposes only. The laws change frequently and this article may not be updated to reflect current rules. Do not rely on this article when making legal decisions. Consult with legal counsel regarding your particular case before taking any action. It is important for landlords to understand what jurisdiction the rental property is located in, and whether or not there are any special tenant protections or rent control applicable to the property.

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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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