Did your tenant file an ex parte motion for your unlawful detainer eviction case in Los Angeles? Don’t worry. Take a deep breath. An ex parte, according to Wikipedia, is a decision “decided by a judge without requiring all of the parties to the controversy to be present.” An ex parte motion, however, should always be opposed by the landlord. Normally, however, an ex parte notification in an unlawful detainer eviction case only requires one day advance notice, and the notice can be given by phone call. This doesn’t leave much time for the landlord to prepare an opposition and thus the landlord who receives notification of a Los Angeles ex parte eviction motion should immediately contact a landlord attorney.
A tenant may file an ex parte motion in an unlawful detainer eviction case in Los Angeles for many different reasons. Some of the more common reasons why a tenant might file an ex parte in an unlawful detainer eviction case in Los Angeles is because:
- The tenant lost the case and is trying to delay the sheriff lockout
- The tenant wants to set aside the judgment
- The tenant wants to set aside default and have a trial
Ex parte motions are oftentimes heard the very next day in court so it is very important to take immediate action to prepare an opposition to the tenant’s ex parte motion.
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