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 happens during your trial for unlawful detainer (eviction)?

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

In a typical trial for unlawful detainer, the landlord must establish the elements of her case. These elements include the existence of the landlord-tenant relationship, termination of the relationship, i.e., by properly serving a Three-Day Notice to the tenant, and...
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....
When can you sue your landlord for not moving into your home?

When can you sue your landlord for not moving into your home?

What happens if your San Francisco landlord gives you a notice of an owner move-in, but then does not move into your home and live there in good faith for at least 36 months? You can sue your landlord for wrongful eviction, among other causes of action in San...