Collecting Money On Your California Unlawful Detainer Eviction Judgment
If you have received a money judgment against your tenant, we may be able to assist you with attempting to collect money from your money judgment if the tenant is unwilling to voluntarily pay the debt that they owe you.
Normally, landlords will seek possession of the property first and foremost. After receiving possession, landlords may decide to attempt to collect on the money judgment. Collecting on a money judgment in an unlawful detainer (eviction) in California can be laborious and cumbersome, with many rules and pitfalls for the landlord.
Collecting on a money judgment in an unlawful detainer (eviction) in California involves many steps that we can assist you with. Depending on the facts of your case, we may elect to file and record an abstract of judgment. We may decide to do a bank levy. A bank levy notifies the ex-tenant’s bank to freeze the bank account and to pay the money in the account to you to satisfy the debt. We may also decide to garnish the ex-tenant’s wages. This means we would go to the ex-tenant’s employer and direct the employer to pay a portion of the ex-tenant’s wages to you to satisfy the judgment. An abstract of judgment, bank levy, and wage garnishment are just three of the possible collections methods we utilize to help you collect on your unlawful detainer (eviction) money judgment.
With us, the process is simple. We ask that you fill out a collection questionnaire form with details about your money judgment. We also need you to fill out our attorney representation agreement. You can fill out the forms online. Once we receive these items from you, you can sit back and relax while we get to work for you.
If you have received a money judgment against your ex-tenant and you want to attempt to collect on that money judgment, contact us. In many instances, we don’t get paid unless we are able to collect money from your ex-tenant. The risk to you is low, and the possible reward is high! You have nothing to lose by having us attempt collections on your unlawful detainer eviction money judgment.