17 Aug Eviction
Eviction is the removal of a tenant from a rental property by the landlord. Although the rules are different state to state, eviction is a long tedious process. Whatever the circumstances, tenants may be evicted for multiple reasons. Such as, failing to pay rent, violating the lease agreement, damaging the rental property, or using the rental property to do something illegal. That said, there are two more ways a landlord can evict a tenant, which will vary depending on what city the rental property is in. A landlord can also evict a tenant, if the tenant stays after the lease is up or the landlord elects to cancel the rental agreement by giving proper notice. Note, this is highly dependent on the rules in your city.
NOTE: The writer of this article is not a lawyer, and this is not intended as legal advice. For assistance call our office at (858) 576-2176…
How Eviction Works
There are a series of steps to legally evict a tenant. According to the California Courts, you must follow a very specific set of steps. That said, even if your tenant is behind on rent, without a court order there is not much you can do. With this in mind, we offer you some insight on the steps you must take.
Steps In the Eviction Process
- Give Notice: as a landlord you must give your tenant written notice
- Fill Out Forms: there are three forms, summons, compliant, and civil case cover sheet
- File In Court: filing your compliant is a process in itself, so doing it right is extremely important
- Serve Tenant: serve the unlawful detainer papers to the tenant (three ways to do so)
- Proof Of Service: file proof of service with the court
- Wait For Tenant To Respond: wait the required time for your tenant to respond
- Trial: once your tenant files an answer, you can request a trial date
- After Judgement: post the judgement filings
A judgement does not mean you have won, things can happen (appeals, motion to cancel, stay of execution)…
Property Management Companies, Eviction Services
Evictions are hard. They have an impact on the rental owner, and all other parties involved. That said, property management companies can your best ally. All things considered, property management companies can be a great asset to your business. However, it is important to hire the right one. For this reason, make sure you take your time to learn about all their services. A good property management company offers a full line of services. Each aimed at ensuring your success. With this in mind, hiring a property management company that can take on all the tasks associated with managing your rental property is a good and wise investment. One thing to make note of, make sure you hire a company who offers eviction services.
In the unfortunate circumstance of needing to evict a tenant, Rancho Mesa Properties provides eviction services. In fact, we will manage the process from beginning to end. We represent the rental owner every step of the way. From the process, to being in court, at no cost to the rental owner. That said, when an outside eviction attorney is needed, that is the only cost the rental owner pays.
A Stressful and Time Consuming Process
While evicting a tenant is often a last resort, make sure your property management company is the partner you need to be successful. Eviction can be a time consuming and stressful process. This fact makes one thing clear, having confidence in the property management company providing your eviction services is important. The truth is, eviction is an unfortunate circumstance that is hard to deal with. With this in mind, make sure you work with a property management company who is professional and transparent!