What Must a Landlord Do to Evict a Tenant for Unpaid Rent?

Your landlord serves you with a 3-day notice because you have not paid the rent. For some reason, you forgot to pay the rent, you can’t pay the rent, or you believe that the rent should be withheld. You haven’t contacted the landlord or the landlord’s agent to explain...
Why Is Your Eviction Notice a 3-Day Notice?

Why Is Your Eviction Notice a 3-Day Notice?

If your landlord wants to end your month-to-month tenancy, he can serve you with a 30-day or 60-day notice. Some tenants, however, get served with a 3-day eviction notice.  After the 3-day notice has expired, the landlord can then file an unlawful detainer in order to...
What Happens in the Eviction Process?

What Happens in the Eviction Process?

A client told me that she was being evicted. Legally, she was incorrect. She had only received a notice of termination. The landlord has many more steps to take before a tenant is legally evicted. Here’s an overview of the eviction process: Notice of termination....
What happens before your trial for unlawful detainer (eviction)?

What happens before your trial for unlawful detainer (eviction)?

You are served with a Three-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit. You fail pay the rent within the three days stated on the notice. Then you are served with legal papers-a summon and complaint and other papers commanding to file a response within five calendar (not...
What to bring to your first meeting with an attorney

What to bring to your first meeting with an attorney

You have a dispute with your landlord. You have written letters but it has not been resolved. You made an appointment with a lawyer who concentrates in tenant matters. What do you do before the appointment? The first thing you should do is retrieve all your documents....