Unlawful Detainer (eviction) – Part 1 – Notice

Before a landlord files an action for unlawful detainer (eviction), the tenant must be in a state of unlawful detainer first.  Otherwise the landlord risks not only having his action dismissed by the court but also having to pay the tenant’s attorney’s fees. In most cases, a written notice must be served on the tenant…

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Unlawful Detainer (eviction) – Introduction

The legal action for a landlord to recover their property from a tenant is called unlawful detainer.  In layman’s terms it is an eviction.  This is the introductory post for a three part series outlining the process. Unlawful detainer is a special expedited legal process.  Unlike most lawsuits, a contested unlawful detainer matter can be…

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