What CAN’T an Unlawful Detainer do in Los Angeles, California?
No security deposits:
- An Unlawful Detainer can’t solve fights about damages or security deposits.
- No cross complaints:
You can’t file a cross complaint in Unlawful Detainer actions. The defendant has to file a separate action if they want to get money back from the plaintiff.
- No future rental losses:
The court can’t give you damages for rent you lost after the judgment. For example: There’s a judgment against the defendant. It takes the sheriff a week to evict the defendant. The plaintiff has to file a separate action to get back the rent lost in that week.
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