Unlawful Detainers in California are summary proceedings entitled to an expedited trial date and move rather quickly. Attached is a timeline that is useful in understanding the pre-trial timing for contested unlawful detainers in California:UD Timeline. What the timeline shows is that within just 28 days an unlawful detainer proceeding can go to trial in California:
- 3 Days for the service of a 3 Day Notice
- 5 Days to Answer the Complaint
- 20 Days later the landlord has a right to trial.
Of course there can be delays in time for things like sub-service, time to draft the complaint or for longer periods of notice. Amazingly, despite the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s long backlog of civil cases, these unlawful detainer trials still proceed to trial at this very fast pace.
For more information on contested unlawful detainer actions in California, contact Zachary Schorr of Schorr Law, APC, www.schorr-law.com, 310-954-1877, firstname.lastname@example.org.